Hyundai is premiering three amazing vehicles at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, showcasing the future of style, the future of performance, and the here-and-now of eco-friendly driving.
For style, the Hyundai stand unveils the Vision T concept, the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design language. The SUV concept has a matte-green exterior finish and is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, indicating its eco-lifestyle focus and inherent balance with the environment in which it is driven.
For performance, Hyundai introduces the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car, with the letters RM referring to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” body configuration. This drivetrain configuration provides supercar-level handling balance, for outstanding connection to the tarmac at all speeds and driving conditions. Featuring a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine with an output of approximately 390 horsepower, RM19 is expected to yield impressive zero-60 mph (96.6 km/h) performance of under four seconds.
For the here-and-now, LA is the venue to launch a redesigned version of the eco-friendly IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut. IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric cars all receive refreshed exterior and interior designs, added infotainment technology and new Hyundai SmartSense™ active safety features and driving assistance systems. Drivers of the new 2020 IONIQ Electric can also enjoy 270 kilometres of range thanks to an upgraded 38.3-kWh battery with 36 percent more energy capacity.
“Across our range, Hyundai is offering the best in design, performance, and sustainability, and our presence at this year’s LA Auto Show has served to highlight those capabilities,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for the Middle East and Africa. “These are three very exciting cars, that show Hyundai’s talented designers and engineers are always ready to exceed expectations and set new standards.”
One of the world’s largest auto shows with around 1,000 vehicles on display, the Los Angeles Auto Show is taking place over the United States’ Thanksgiving week, from 22 November to 1 December, and features a vast range of cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles and more. For 2019, Hyundai has hosted several international media, including from the Middle East and Africa, to attend the global press conference and visit the show. The program also included test drives of the RM19 and IONIQ, as well as other flagship Hyundai models such as Nexo and Palisade.