The seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts, the Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept was unveiled at 2019 AutoMobility LA.
It’s an SUV, a plug-in hybrid, and it wears the “Sensuous Sportiness” design language Hyundai has been working on in the last few years. Wrapped in a dark green matte paint, this concept wants to show that a green vehicle at Hyundai can have an “out of the box” design. Active design features like the Parametric Air Shutter are also included in the Vision T Concept. When the Vision T is stationary, the grille is closed. When the vehicle starts to move, each individual cell of the grille design activates in a sequence in order to control airflow to the powertrain, but also to optimize aerodynamics.
Headlamp design is also active, with a hidden look when the engine is shut off, as well as hidden DRLs. The Vision T concept wears satin split-five-spoke chrome alloy wheels that hide dark orange brake calipers.
On the passenger side rear corner panel, the charging port hides under a sliding cover. When charging, the Vision T, the “Blue Drive” emblem is illuminated. The battery state can also be seen thanks to a circular light cluster around the plug, enabling users to measure approximate range without having to access the cabin.