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Hyundai N Vision 74 concept gets the green light for production

Hyundai's N Vision 74 concept breathes new life into a well-known chapter of its history.

Exciting news has emerged from the Hyundai camp as rumours circulate that the N Vision 74 concept is set to become a production reality.

First unveiled last year as a ‘rolling lab’ under the automaker’s high-performance N sublabel, the sleek sports coupe of the future was designed to showcase Hyundai’s commitment to zero-emission technologies. Now, nearly a year later, insiders suggest that the N Vision 74 could be headed to production, with a reported announcement and reveal set for May 27.

The sports model is set to take on the historic Pony Coupe moniker, paying homage to the original 1974 two-door that has long been credited with kick-starting the Korean car industry. The Pony nameplate was a major success for Hyundai, with the production version launching in 1975 and remaining a fixture of the brand’s lineup in various forms until the 2000s. Both the first-generation model and the coupe concept that preceded it sported iconic body designs by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro.

N Vision
Image: Hyundai N

Now, Fabrizio Guigiaro, son of Giorgetto Guigiaro, is rumoured to be leading the design of the production car, ensuring that the new Pony Coupe is imbued with the same iconic visual language that has come to define the nameplate over the years. It remains to be seen whether the hydrogen hybrid power system from the N Vision 74 concept will make its way into the production model or if the automaker will opt for a more conventional powertrain.

N Vision
Image: Hyundai N

Regardless of what powertrain Hyundai chooses, it is clear that the new Pony Coupe will build on the legacy of its predecessor, showcasing Hyundai’s commitment to cutting-edge design and technology. The original Pony Coupe paved the way for Hyundai to become a true powerhouse in the automotive industry, and the new production model is poised to do the same.

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N Vision
Image: Hyundai N

If the rumours are true and the N Vision 74 concept does indeed make its way into production as the new Pony Coupe, it will be a true cause for celebration. The sleek, sporty design of the concept has already won over fans, and the production model is sure to be a head-turner on the roads. With May 27 fast approaching, Hyundai enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting the announcement and reveal of the new Pony Coupe, ready to witness the next chapter in the storied history of this iconic nameplate.

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