Hyundai reportedly serious about putting Retro N74 to production

  • Hyundai launched the N Vision 74 car two years ago
  • The hydrogen-powered vehicle caught everyone’s attention but was, sadly, just a concept
  • A new report, however, suggests it will be going into production after all

Published on May 24, 2024 at 6:26 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 28, 2024 at 6:54 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

It appears the Hyundai N Vision 74 might be headed for production after all.

The DeLorean-esque concept car made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2022.

It grabbed everyone’s attention, but the company indicated that it would remain a concept.

However, a recent report suggests the Korean automaker is rethinking this, even tentatively scheduling a production date.

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Hyundai is focused on producing cars that are environmentally friendly while also good-looking and fun to drive.

The IONIQ 6, for example, is one of the best electric cars on the market and also comes with fun mood lighting.

In recent years, the automaker has been exploring the world of hydrogen-powered cars.

In 2022, the N Vision 74 was unveiled, its design a tribute to the 1974 Hyundai Pony.

The Pony was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was also the brains behind the DeLorean, hence the resemblance.

The N Vision 74 features a hydrogen fuel cell connected to two electric motors, producing 671 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, with a top speed of 155 mph.

Its hydrogen tank stores compressed gas, rather than regular liquid gas, allowing it to be refilled in just minutes and providing a range of 373 miles.

At the time, Hyundai’s top execs stated that this concept was basically a way for the company to showcase its capabilities.

Two years later, things are shaping up differently.

The Korea Economic Daily recently reported plans for the coupe to enter production.

Hyundai’s N performance department is reportedly in talks with its first-tier production partners about building the model.

The report also states that Hyundai aims to start trial car testing in the next few months, with a tentative production date set for June 2026.

The manufacturer plans to produce just 200 units over two the next two years, with each likely costing around $366,000.

The Korean company has yet to make an official announcement.

In the meantime, we’ll keep our fingers crossed that this retro-futuristic vehicle will hit the roads someday.

And for those who prefer their hydrogen-powered cars with an ultra-modern flair, the Hyperion XP-1 hypercar might be more your style.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.