Hyundai has revealed an innovative concept known as the HND-7 Hexa Space Concept at Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India this week.
Based on the compact ix20 platform and using Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language, it’s hard to believe that the HND-7 is actually an eight seat MPV.
Targeting urban families in emerging markets, such as India, the Hexa Space Concept offers some innovative space configurations with highly flexible seating architecture.
There’s a centre seat in the first two rows that is positioned slightly behind the outside seats, allowing for three abreast, but without feeling cramped although, these same centre seats fold flat for that limousine style comfort.
The back row folds flat enabling light load space, but all eight seats will fold flat for camping purposes, and the like.
Ingress and egress has been well sorted in the Hexa Space’s design with an innovative rear door design that lifts out and slides back for total access.
Overall, the Hexa Space measures 4300 mm in length, 1820 mm wide, on a wheelbase of 2750 mm. The vehicle rides on 19-inch wheels.
Hyundai has fitted the Hexa Space with its Kappa 1.2-litre turbo GDI powertrain mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the Hexa Space is equipped with high tech features such as a touch-screen centre console, push button shifter and an air purifier.