Hyundai to rebuild 1974 concept with Giugiaro
Thursday, 24 November 2022 at 10:45:00 UTC
Original Pony concept due for rebuild
Hyundai has confirmed it will be working with Giorgetto Giugiaro to rebuild the firm’s original 1974 Pony Coupe Concept.
The 1974 Turin Motor Show concept car will be rebuilt in time to be displayed in the spring of 2023.
Working with Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio who run GFG Style, Hyundai will use the car alongside its recent ‘45’ concept that took inspiration from the 1974 car. The Pony Coupe Concept is also credited with influencing Giugiaro’s work on the DeLorean DMC 12.
Giorgetto Giugiaro said: ‘I designed the Hyundai Pony when I was still a young designer at the start of my career. I felt very proud that I was in charge of creating a vehicle for a company and country that was about to take on a fiercely competitive global market. Now, I’m deeply honored that Hyundai has asked me to rebuild it for posterity and as a celebration of the brand’s heritage.’
Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer of Hyundai Motor Group, added: ‘We look forward to collaborating with GFG Style on this extraordinary design project. Not only does this project hold historical value, but it also represents a cross-cultural exchange that could pave the way for more collaborations down the road.’