Korean brand Hyundai has been associated for the second time with the famous European Institute of Design (IED). From this new joint work, the concept car was born Hyundai kite, a futuristic lightweight two-seater dune buggy that converts into a single-seat jet-ski.
The Hyundai Kite is a doorless, roofless, and windowless vehicle that can drive both on land and in water. It consists of a monocoque chassis with a length of 3.745 mm and a height of 1.455 mm. Their surfaces intertwine, creating a continuum of turns and intersections.
The designers tried to lower the barriers between the exterior and the interior to create a functional and fun car. The lines convey an idea of floating and freedom, connected with the idea of spending leisure time near the water.
In both configurations, the vehicle is equipped with electric propulsion, with four brushless motors placed inside the wheels and a water-jet turbine for traveling on water.
The Hyundai Kite's man-car interaction will be controlled by the user's mobile phone to give customers intuitive control over all functions of the car.
This concept car was created by 15 IED students in cooperation with Hyundai Design Center Europe.