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1997 Hyundai SLV concept


1997 Hyundai SLV concept

Few would argue Hyundai’s massive design advancements over the last decade or two, as this morbidly-shaped executive dream car from 1997 demonstrates. This was Hyundai’s all-out, tour de force but from the outside it came up woefully short.


1997 Hyundai SLV concept

The doors opened like wings and I’d say, judging by the size of that rear unit, it’s no coincidence they were powered. Fortunately, what they opened up to was not bad.


1997 Hyundai SLV concept interior

In fact, it was good. Longer overall than a contemporary Cadillac Fleetwood there was space to stretch out inside, partitioned from the driver. Although just a concept, it demonstrated what an unconstrained 1990s Hyundai could do to an interior.