The angular lines remain, with lots of sharp edges, and, as with many EVs, smooth body panels and a closed-off grille. The artist incorporated similarly intricate wheels as seen on the concept, but the roofline is more conventional and raised, as the production version’s will be. While the concept had sliding, minivan-like doors, the rendering uses four conventional doors with retractable handles.
The 45 has notably short overhangs, and according to KCB, the wheelbase measures 118.1 inches, which is longer than the Palisade SUV’s wheelbase. “If you use a platform dedicated to electric vehicles, the interior space is large because you do not need space to put engines,” said an industry insider. Notably, the 45 will be the first mass-produced vehicle to make use of the Hyundai Group’s dedicated EV platform, e-GMP.