COMO, Italy -- Hyundai unveiled a recreated version of the iconic Pony Coupe concept that heralded the start of the South Korean automaker's rise to become a top global producer of mass-market cars.
The remake of the 1974 concept, which is considered a retro-futuristic classic, was done by Italian design legend Giorgetto Giugiaro's company, GFG Style, using the same specifications and materials as the original, which Giugiaro also penned.
The new concept keeps the original car’s typical 1970s wedge-shaped snout, along with its origami-like exterior styling with geometric lines and pure unadorned surfaces. Its minimalist interior has a driver-focused floating architecture.
Although the Pony Coupe was not built, it led to the Pony compact hatchback, which was Hyundai's first independent model and South Korea's first mass-produced car.