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Ascariss
01-30-2005, 10:25 PM
<IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//hyndaiPortico.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Hyundai says, is a crossover concept that offers two-row seating and a pillarless door configuration.</I><p>That's all I got, anyone else have anymore info?

whipster
01-31-2005, 02:41 AM
I'm not a fan of those weird grilles, especially on the modern-shaped bodies.

knicks125
01-31-2005, 06:48 AM
Haven't heard about this concept, is it going to debut soon or has it already been unveiled?<p>Love those lights...reminds me somewhat from the Le Mans

conrad1
01-31-2005, 07:40 AM
I saw a notice in Denmark that the Hyundai Concept Portico would be shown at the upcomming Chicago auto show.

knicks125
01-31-2005, 07:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>conrad1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I saw a notice in Denmark that the Hyundai Concept Portico would be shown at the upcomming Chicago auto show.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for that info <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
02-01-2005, 10:33 AM
Very interesting wrought-iron grill shape. It's very refreshing to see something other than slats or egg-crate shapes. while I'm not sure how receptive consumers would be to stylized grill shapes such as this, having them as a dealer installed option (so that the grill is factory designed to compliment the car's styling, and fit properly) would definitely be a plus to any model.

CalinG7
02-01-2005, 03:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While I'm not sure how receptive consumers would be to stylized grill shapes such as this, having them as a dealer installed option (so that the grill is factory designed to compliment the car's styling, and fit properly) would definitely be a plus to any model.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is an awesome idea. The grill is usually the most distinctive aspect of a car anyways, so if an auto maker came up with 5 or 6 different dealer-installed variations for each model, what better way to individualize your car? Hope someone is seriously giving this a thought.

Jake
02-03-2005, 05:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Very interesting wrought-iron grill shape. It's very refreshing to see something other than slats or egg-crate shapes. while I'm not sure how receptive consumers would be to stylized grill shapes such as this, having them as a dealer installed option (so that the grill is factory designed to compliment the car's styling, and fit properly) would definitely be a plus to any model.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Couldn't agree more, this is a really interesting way to go for grilles

summersun54
02-04-2005, 02:11 AM
it looks like a tarted up mazda 6 front end

jberrer
02-08-2005, 11:59 AM
Where can I find more pictures? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-08-2005, 12:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jberrer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Where can I find more pictures? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>About this concept? that' the only one, hyundai is keeping on the low until the Chicago Auto Show...more could come in a few days <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Charger
02-09-2005, 01:52 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_chicago/portico/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek

taskbearer
02-09-2005, 02:15 PM
Really elegant looking thing, but looks more like a sexy minivan than an SUV.

Player4
02-09-2005, 02:46 PM
<B>Hyundai Portico Concept Vehicle Debuts</B><br><B><I>Portico Opens the Door to the Next Generation of Family Transport</I></B><p><I>February 9, 2005 -- CHICAGO -- Hyundai today introduced its new Portico concept vehicle during press days at the Chicago Auto Show. This event marks the world debut of this new design concept from Hyundai. "The Portico is an example of the new market segments Hyundai is exploring - in this case, the next generation of family transportation," said Hyundai's Vice President of Product Development and Strategic Planning, John Krafcik. "Portico features seating for six passengers and roomy, flexible cargo space - previewing the types of attributes we'll be adding to our growing Hyundai lineup in the U.S. We'll have two all-new Hyundai models with seating for seven and roomy, flexible cargo space within the next year or so - all part of the 24/7 new model launch cadence we started with the Hyundai Tucson last fall." <p>The Portico concept vehicle previews Hyundai's future growth in the U.S. market and its evolution here to a full-range producer of cars, trucks, and innovative concepts like this one that defy simple categorization. <p>Created to provide a look at the future of family transportation, the Hyundai Portico is designed to be a versatile vehicle that will adapt to the changing needs of modern families. The Portico is neither a sedan nor an SUV, but it provides the benefits of both designs with a car-like ride and a large, versatile and "family friendly" interior. Portico combines the functional benefits of current family vehicles in a stylish package with better drivability. <p>Portico offers a clean aesthetic appeal that delivers a feeling of strength and substance. Designers employed a unique panoramic roof design with glass that can be darkened to control the inside sunload. The unique seating configuration improves ingress and egress for six passengers and provides better legroom for all the passengers when compared to the common three-row configuration of current family vehicles. Portico features front hinged front doors and rear hinged rear doors with a pillarless design. With both doors open, the Portico invites passengers into the highstyled interior. The Portico concept vehicle was designed and built by Hyundai's Advanced Design Team at the Design Center in South Korea. <p>Portico's wide stance and long wheelbase deliver lots of useful interior space. The innovative concept's key feature is the large, comfortable and versatile interior that provides three-across seating and the option of staggered seating for three in both the front seat and the second seat. Using two rows of three seats - which can be staggered - allows for comfortable three-across seating. This seating configuration also provides much more space and volume for cargo behind the rear seat - something that three-row vehicles lack. <p>Both front and rear seats are power-operated. A DVD-based entertainment center is provided for rear seat passengers. In front, driver and front passengers share a navigation screen and overhead console, providing key road and vehicle information.<p>Portico is powered by Hyundai's new, high-tech Lambda V6 engine. It's a 24valve, DOHC V6 with aluminum heads and cylinder block, mated to a six-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission soon to be offered in Hyundai's production vehicles. The Portico is also designed to accept Hyundai's hybrid drive system. This configuration features two electric motors; one driving the front wheels and a second driving the rear wheels, providing efficient AWD (all-wheel-drive) capability. Front power is supplied by a 110 kW (136 horsepower) electric motor; a 60 kW (83 horsepower) motor powers the rear wheels. <p>SPECIFICATIONS: Hyundai Portico Concept Vehicle <p>Configuration: Hybrid AWD: Front engine/front drive, rear motor/rear drive <p>Wheelbase: 3,070 mm / 120.9 inches <p>Overall length: 5,000 mm / 196.9 inches <p>Overall width: 2,000 mm / 78.7 inches <p>Front overhang: 960 mm / 37.8 inches <p>Rear overhang: 970 mm / 38.2 inches <p>Gasoline engine: Lambda V6 <p>Electric motor front: AC li-ion battery power, 100kW <p>Electric motor rear: AC li-ion battery power, 60kW <p>Transmission: 6-speed Shiftronic automatic <p>Tires: P255/60R-18 <p>Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai cars and sport utility vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 660 Hyundai dealerships nationwide. <p># # # <p>Journalists are invited to visit Hyundai's media website at <A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com</A> <p></I><p><I>Hyundai Portico Concept World Debut - Chicago -- February 9, 2005-- Hyundai President and CEO Robert Cosmai unveils the Hyundai Portico concept at the vehicle's Chicago Auto Show world debut. Portico features seating for six passengers and is an example of the new market segments Hyundai is exploring, according to Cosmai. Neither a sedan nor an SUV, Portico provides the benefits of both designs with a cal-like ride and a large, versatile, family friendly interior. (Joe Wilssens photo) For more information contact Mike Anson at 714-743-8765.</I><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020953438_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020953438_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020953419_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020953419_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020945934_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200502/WKA2005020945934_pv.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA20050...v.jpg</A><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.AutoDeadLine.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.AutoDeadLine.com</A>

Tidal
02-09-2005, 03:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Portico concept vehicle previews Hyundai's future growth in the U.S. market and its evolution here to a full-range producer of cars, trucks, and innovative concepts like this one that defy simple categorization. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm... like, IT'S A MINIVAN <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So i'm guessing this is hinting at the replacement for the Trajet, sharing it's underpinnings with the new Kia Carnival/Sedona. I remember reading somewhere this was going to use the LWB platform only though, don't know if that's a good move outside of the US. Or maybe their not replacing the Euro versions directly, and are going for something else, i don't know...<p>Looks very elegant, would be nice if they left the final shape close to this.

Santeno
02-09-2005, 03:20 PM
it's not a minivan. It's a small MPV like many companies sell in europe (Think Golf Plus or Renault Scenic). Nissan and Mitsubvishi tried this in the US in the late 80's early 90's, but their models never caught on with buyers. If done right, I think modern younger buyers might warm up to something like this (especially if it has that grill).

Tidal
02-09-2005, 03:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's not a minivan. It's a small MPV like many companies sell in europe (Think Golf Plus or Renault Scenic). .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's 5 metres long ( 197 inches ). The Scenic and the Golf are both around 4.3m ( 169 inches ). It's about the same size of a Grand Voyager/Caravan.<br>Maybe it's more of a sport wagon type thing, but imo it can't qualify for the<br>medium euro mpv market.

Santeno
02-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Good call. I ran the numbers on the caravan and you are right, they are almost identical (except that this one seems quite a bit shorter than the caravan (which is almost 6 feet in height). I guess the picture relative to the presenter threw me off. Will the apparent lower height mean that this is a crossover (like a pacifica, though not as truck-like)?

Tidal
02-09-2005, 04:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Will the apparent lower height mean that this is a crossover (like a pacifica, though not as truck-like)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It seems to make more sense, also because that way it's not competing directly with the Carnival/Sedona. And a sport wagon would fit the Hyundai idea of being slightly upscale from Kia too.

knicks125
02-11-2005, 07:00 PM
I hope this goes to production soon and hopefully Hyundai can keep those <B>suicide doors</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and the twin electric motors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-11-2005, 11:32 PM
Hmm, seems like this 'low roofline MPV' thing is catching on, debuting with the JDM/Pacific Odyssey. I don't like how it looks though - a bit pudgy and too much like an egg.

jberrer
02-12-2005, 09:58 AM
did they give it the green light for production?

megadethmartyr
02-15-2005, 10:58 PM
a crossover production vehicle will be in Hyundai's line up before/during 2008.

drugmirko
02-26-2005, 02:27 PM
pictures from autorevue.cz<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4973/55.jpg" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-26-2005, 02:27 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4973/44.jpg" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-26-2005, 02:28 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autorevue.cz/Images/4973/66.jpg" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-26-2005, 02:38 PM
drugmirko, nice pics...haven't seen those yet, espeically with such details...very kool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>i like this one a lot, especially its futuristic look and the amount of open view, a good thing for many people (espeically americans) who spend a large amount of the time on the road <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

drugmirko
02-26-2005, 02:55 PM
well... I'm not shoure about the coloure of interior <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ... otherwise it's wery nice!

Top Secret
02-27-2005, 04:55 AM
Wow, purple. That's just screams sex. Why don't more manufacturers offer purple interiors or even better, purple suede..

knicks125
02-27-2005, 08:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, purple. That's just screams sex. Why don't more manufacturers offer purple interiors or even better, purple suede..</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>on fire <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

jberrer
02-28-2005, 05:23 PM
the pix didn't post, are they anywhere else? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-28-2005, 05:37 PM
you couldn't see them?<p>mostly they were better interior shots <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

jberrer
03-01-2005, 01:20 PM
no this silly work system won't display anything that is foreign. Ironic , working for a import car dealer... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
03-01-2005, 01:40 PM
here is the link:<p><A HREF="http://img142.exs.cx/img142/6742/553al.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img142.exs.cx/img142/6742/553al.jpg</A><p>source: autorevue.cz<p>thanks to drugmirko for the find <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
03-11-2005, 03:02 PM
THat should be called pimp purple. The marketing tag line: You will get tail with the pimp purple.

knicks125
03-12-2005, 10:44 AM
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Rugbyplaya91
04-01-2005, 04:52 PM
The interior is sexxy<p>as for the outside<p>well it's not my bag of chips

Pavilion
04-05-2005, 05:05 PM
With a little modificaton to make it look like its siblings and this car would sell well IMO. Hyundai suprises me more every day.

Miyka'el
08-30-2005, 04:04 PM
<B>If</B> I'm understanding this thread right, the internal codename for the production version of the Portico-inspired sport wagon is either "PO" or "RV" -- "Recreational Vehicle," I suppose. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyone in the mood to translate? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.bobaedream.com/board/data/data_view.php?code=national&No=54682&page=1&select=&content=&r_no=5" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bobaedream.com/boar..._no=5</A><p>Mike<br>

ponyx2
09-02-2005, 11:04 AM
The portico concept was supposed to give styling cues to the Entourage minivan and since Hyundai have said they are not building this anymore isn;t it doubtful that we'll even see anything like this now? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Miyka'el
09-02-2005, 02:16 PM
Well, they'll be building two unibody crossover vehicles instead of the Entourage. The first one will be a larger-than-Santa-Fe SUV codenamed "EN" - it will go on sale late next year. Due about two years later, the second will be a large 6-passenger sport wagon inspired by this Portico concept (due to an overwhelmingly positive response to the Portico, the production vehicle will be conceptually similar and about the same size). John Krafcik, Hyundai's Vice President of Product Development and Strategic Planning, promised that a more focused, California-designed concept version of the vehicle will debut at the 2006 Detroit International Auto Show. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike

megadethmartyr
09-04-2005, 07:22 PM
From what I am hearing, the Portico should (exterior wise) remain mostly unchanged. However the suicide doors will most like give way to traditional doors. Sucide doors don't crash well. Apparently the Tribal grill is hanging in there. Also, the purple interior is most likely gone. I pulling for the dash though, It's kick ass!

Miyka'el
09-05-2005, 09:17 PM
Dude, you're <I>totally</I> right about the dash/c-stack - it rocks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I really like the grille, too. Let's keep those, shall we Hyundai? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Mike