Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening.
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The design application, published this week, incorporates a conventional sliding door - the sort used by most people-movers - into a larger gullwing arrangement that stretches almost from the front doors all the way to the rear.


Hyundai says the design is inspired by the “wing-body of a truck”, which allows for greater access to the cargo area and the rear rows of seats, at the same time creating a sheltered space to enjoy the surroundings.

It remains to be seen if Hyundai will bring this concept to production - possibly on a future camper-van-style variant of its iMax people-mover - but, as with many of the wilder design patents that appear online, it may end up relegated to the round file.