Hyundai pays tribute to the original Grandeur flagship sedan with the Legacy Series EV Resto-Mode

For the interior of the Heritage Series Grandeur, the designers applied the ‘Nutro (New + Retro)’ concept theme to stimulate the senses of passengers with bronze colored lighting.

Hyundai Motor Company is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its flagship flagship sedan of 1986 with the electrifying retro-futuristic resto-mod. Hyundai developed the Heritage Series Grandeur to highlight the symbolic importance of the original sedan and to find new inspiration for future designs.

Hyundai’s design team reinterpreted the grandeur of the first generation as a full-electric car with parametric pixel exterior lighting that complements its new IONIQ 5 production model and an ultra-modern interior wrapped in burgundy velvet and Napa leather. separates.

From the outside, the Heritage Series grandeur shows off most of its retro charm, but with tasteful updates like new side mirrors, cover wheels, slide cladding and pixel-style LED headlights and taillights that hint at Hyundai’s concept of using electric powertrains. Huh.


For the interior of the Heritage Series Grandeur, the designers applied the ‘Nutro (New + Retro)’ concept theme to stimulate the senses of passengers with bronze-coloured lighting that complements the audio equipment of the period and a modern look to match. Reminds me of an audiophile sound system.

The front seats are upholstered in burgundy velvet inspired by the original Grandeur, with an unexpected twist of elegantly stitched and laced auburn napa leather at the rear. The center console armrest has a hidden pop-out compartment to store valuables like watches.


The designers seamlessly integrated the latest technologies with retro-cool hardware. They replaced the dials and buttons on the dashboard with an ultra-wide, touch-enabled flat-screen display, but retained the ’80s vibe with a single-spoke steering wheel and jet airplane-style gear selector.

The designers incorporated a 4way4 sound system developed by South Korean sound designer Guk-il Yoo that controls 18-speakers. The audio system delivers rich sound with superb clarity and deep bass, thanks to the structure of the Grandeur’s center console and dashboard, which are designed on the basis of concert hall acoustics principles. The soundbar’s piano function can be played through the audio system when the vehicle is in park.


Starting from the left and right ends of the dashboard, bronze-tinted light beams extend around the cabin, penetrating the B-pillars, bringing a flattering hue to the well-appointed interior. ‘Infinity mirrors’ reflect light, giving the second row an expansive sense of space in line with a luxury salon of the mid-80s.

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After reimagining its 1975 Pony and 1986 Grandeur as EV concepts, Hyundai designers will continue to rediscover the values ​​of the brand through the Heritage series.

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