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How cool is this? Its a first-generation Hyundai Pony thats been thoroughly modernized by Hyundais own designers. Not just a model, but (were led to believe) an actual first-gen Pony painstakingly disassembled, re-engineered, and then screwed back together again. Its currently on display at the companys new customer center in Busan, South Korea. And no, you cant buy one.
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Youll recognize its pixelated head- and taillights from the new Ioniq 5 (whose design is actually inspired by the Pony). Otherwise, the exterior is pretty faithful to the original 70s design, just refined a bit. Inside its all new, though. Just look at those seats, the (what appears to be) aluminum trim, and nixie-tube instrumentation. Gorgeous.
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Its electric, of course, though we dont know where the powertrain comes from (Kona Electric, Ioniq 5? Possibly), how far it can go on a charge, or how fast it is. Doesnt matterthis is a museum piece and is destined to remain so. Which is a great shame.
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The Pony, in case youve forgotten, was the very first Hyundai and South Koreas first mass-produced car. Styled by Italdesign Giugiaro and revealed at the Turin Motor Show in 1974, it was a compact rear-drive three/five-door hatchback with the engine from a Mitsubishi.
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Question: If Hyundai revived the Pony as a retro-tastic EV like this, would you be tempted?
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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.