Hyundai recently announced it will rejigger the Ioniq lineup—currently a trio of gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in, and electric hatchbacks—into its own EV brand. That vision includes rethinking what an electric vehicle should offer, not only in terms of driving range but also interior design. As such, Hyundai is showing its new Ioniq Concept Cabin, which previews future EV interiors and resembles your living room. We can expect to see some of these innovations reach reality within the next year.
Partnering with LG Electronics, Hyundai created an interior that incorporates TVs, cabin-cleaning robots, and plenty of room to relax. A 77.0-inch flexible organic LED screen is attached to the ceiling, and it is large enough so two people can watch something different at the same time. Speakers in the headrests distribute sound to each occupant, creating a “personal sound zone.” To keep the cabin germ-free, Hyundai added overhead UV LED lights and a robot that cleans the floor. There’s even enough room for “Clothing Care” and “[Shoe] Butler” stations. With these functions, occupants can get household chores done while relaxing in the car.