WATCH: Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype is transformed into an air filter

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Oftentimes, before a car reaches production status, several dozens of concept models and prototypes have to be made. And while these models can end up stored or displayed in a car company’s museum, they are usually cannot be sold to the public. On that note, many of these prototypes end up in a crusher.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What Hyundai vehicle was transformed into an air purifier?

    Hyundai transformed an Ioniq 5 prototype into an air purifier.
  • What parts of the prototype vehicle were used?

    Parts like the filter unit, the cooling fan, the Ioniq 5 emblem, the 20-inch alloy wheel, the hood and door panels, the LED tail lamp, as well as the instrument panel were used.
  • Not the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

    In a recent video uploaded in Hyundai’s official YouTube channel, the South Korean carmaker is seen transforming an Ioniq 5 prototype into an air filter. You can check out the video, dubbed the Ioniq 5 Rebirth, here.

    Having accomplished its mission as a test car — doing NVH, wind tunnel noise, NVH characteristic evaluation, AVAS regulation, and pass-by noise regulation testing, — the Ioniq 5 undergoes an unconventional transformation. In the video, the folks at Hyundai are seen stripping down the EV piece by piece which ultimately leads to a flat lay of its parts arranged and organized in a way that would make Monica from Friends proud.

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    Several components like the filter unit, the cooling fan, the Ioniq 5 emblem, the 20-inch alloy wheel, the hood and door panels, the LED tail lamp, as well as the instrument panel, were used to build a cyberpunk-ish air filter.

    Hyundai also demonstrates how the Ioniq 5 prototype air filter sucks smoke and filter it to make clean air. This transformation is a part of Hyundai’s vision of “progress for humanity,” saying that “ an adventurous makeover is about to take place.”

    Photos from Hyundai's YouTube channel

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