As a concept, the Seven makes for a commanding presence, as well as delivering an efficiently aerodynamic shape, aided by retractable “air flaps” in the wheels. And it shouldn’t disappoint on the inside, although clues here are limited by the overt concept-car nature of the Seven’s “lounge” interior, with its banquette seating and futuristic controls including a retractable control “stick” that presages an autonomous future.
With essentials like a long 3.2m wheelbase and a completely flat floor, there should be plenty of room for seven seats. The concept’s job, however, is to get away from the standard three-row layout and demonstrate how “fluid” such a large space can be, especially when accessed by the pillarless coach doors that open up the entire sides of the car.
We have seen this feature many times only to be disappointed by the production version; it will be interesting to see how Hyundai’s dream of a lounge space is interpreted for production. At the least, we can expect an MPV-like ability for the seats to swivel around to make a more sociable space when stationary.