Hyundai Motor Company’s ‘Pony Coupe’ has been restored after 49 years. It is a model that was made as a strategic export model by former chairman Chung Ju-young, but was not mass-produced in the aftermath of the global economic downturn caused by the oil crisis. Hyundai Motor Company planned this project to remember the passion of its executives and employees at the time. Hyundai Motor Company held the ‘Hyundai Reunion ‘ event in Lake Como
, Italy on the 18th (local time) and unveiled the ‘Pony Coupe Concept’ restoration model for the first time. Hyundai Reunion is a heritage brand platform that introduces the future vision and direction of Hyundai Motor Company while looking back on its past. The event was attended by key executives of Hyundai Motor Company, such as Chairman Chung Eui-sun and President Jang Jae-hoon, as well as those who contributed to the development of the Pony Coupe concept토스카지노, including designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and former Hyundai Motor Company President Lee Chung-gu. Chairman Chung Eui-sun said, “Despite the poor industrial environment in the 1970s, Chairman Chung Ju-young realized his vision of making an independent Korean automobile with the belief that ‘a country that can produce cars perfectly can produce anything, even aircraft.’” He said, “I express my sincere gratitude to everyone who played a decisive role in the success of Pony, including Italy and Korea.”
“Hyundai Motor’s history is approaching 50 years, and I thought a lot about making the future again while recognizing the past. It was necessary to bring back good memories that I had worked hard on, and based on this, I wanted to move forward anew.”
Hyundai Motor Company restored the original ‘Pony Coupe Concept’, which was shown at the 1974 Turin Motor Show in Italy. The restoration of the Pony Coupe concept was carried out in collaboration with legendary Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio Giugiaro. In particular, Giorgetto Giugiaro designed a number of early Hyundai models, including the Pony and Pony Coupe designs, as well as the Pony Excel, Presto, Stella, and Sonata 1st and 2nd generations.
The Pony Coupe concept drew attention from around the world when it was unveiled with a wedge-shaped nose, circular headlamps, and geometric lines reminiscent of origami. The interior space has a unique layout that has not been seen in any car, with a dashboard designed around the driver.
Since its release in 1974, the Pony Coupe concept has been developed as an export strategy model targeting advanced markets, and was actually developed right up to mass production, but mass production was not reached due to the global economic downturn and worsening business environment caused by the oil crisis in 1979. Afterwards, plans and vehicles were lost due to natural disasters such as floods, and they disappeared into history for a while.