The IONIQ concept brings the comforts of home while you’re on the road.
LG has just announced a collaborative effort with Hyundai to deliver the IONIQ Concept Cabin where both companies can showcase their expertise to show how to combine personal convenience using an electric vehicle. The concept aims to take advantage of more spacious interiors which is normally taken by internal combustion parts on regular vehicles.
For the IONIQ Concept Cabin, everything was fitted to make it look like your home. This includes the coffee machine, a compartment under the seats that dries and refreshes shoes, a wardrobe manager to keep clothes wrinkle-free, and even a small refrigerator that keeps food and drinks cold and fresh.
That’s not all, probably the biggest thing that you would see on the IONIQ Concept Cabin is the 77-inch OLED screen that can actually be split so that the rear passengers can enjoy different content at the same time. There are also built-in speakers on the headrests, which creates a personal sound zone that wouldn’t bother other passengers.
It’s easy to clean as well. Once the vehicle is empty, a sliding bar will wipe the floor clean, including spills and crumbs. There’s even an overhead UV LED light that helps sanitize the vehicle of germs and other bacteria.
“LG has been very involved in connected car solutions and at CES 2020 we demonstrated a personalized in-car experience that allows drivers and passengers to take a piece of home on the road with them,” said Lee Chul-bae, head of LG Electronics’ Corporate Design Management Center. “With IONIQ Concept Cabin, we are taking that experience to the next level by partnering with Hyundai, who brings real mobility expertise to the table.”
Don’t expect it to arrive anytime soon though, since concepts like these take years to develop and finalize. Even then, there’s a good chance it won’t be cheap when it eventually comes on sale.