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Hyundai ‘Accidently’ Remake Freaky Friday

By Tim Smith

A few years ago anything Hyundai or Kia made was a great opportunity to get the ol’ pen/sword out and write a character assassination (blimey, didn’t know there were so many s’ in there) against an inanimate object. Doing this sort of thing is always fun as Anton Ego will attest. Things have changed, though, Kia and Hyundai have come a loooong way. As a Hyundai ix35 drove past me the other day, I thought to myself:

‘…press the button, oh nice, double yellows and bad parking I’ve always wanted a 635i but their just too, remember that girl, she had polkadots, and pizza, yeah that place was rubbish, liked the manager though, cross, oop, gotta run, do these trainers make me bounce, oh and what are those things called? look at the back always look like a geek doing this, ix35, actually alright…’

Or something along those lines.

Either way, far from actually highlighting this change around, Hyundai appears to have gone with what appears to be a jaunty look on mental illness, wait, let’s be kind….

A sixty-year-old in a yellow dress and a young woman's body

A sixty-year-old in a yellow dress and a young woman’s body

Hyundai appear to have remade Freaky Friday, except this time instead of a mother-daughter swap the first advert supposes what would happen if you put a sixty-year-old lech inside of a young woman’s body (clue, he/she does actually leave the house).

The second proposes a swap between a socially awkward teenaged boy and his possibly bullying father (which may or may not be why the boy/dad is so socially awkward).

Thoughts? Comment below.

 

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Hyundai Gives Everyone A Latin Lesson

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By Tim Smith

Hyundai have released pictures and *some* details of its new hydrogen fuel-cell car the Intrado.

A photoshopped picture, yesterday.

A photoshopped picture, yesterday.

Now, apart from extending my vocabulary ever so slightly is there any real point in naming cars in this way?

Hyundai claims that the name is taken from the word that describes the underside of an aircrafts wing, indeed they say the whole car ‘draws inspiration from aircraft’.

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A Hyundai in an abandoned building. For some reason.

A small amount of Googling reveals that the word is in fact Latin for the underside of an arch. It may be the term used for the ‘underside of an aircrafts wing – the area that creates lift’ but that came way after latin speaking boys/men were (probably) using it within the context of building stuff or sex boasting stories that seem to work in my head but I can’t express in a cogent sentence here.

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Either way, the most interesting part of the whole project is the hydrogen fuel cell bit. So now it’s now not only Honda who are pouring large amounts of money into this tech that is just about ’round the corner, or just in the corner of your eye. Or something.

They claim the power-train uses a 36kWh Li-ion battery helping to achieve a 600km range.

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A smug looking steering wheel, if ever I saw one.

Also interesting is the ‘central carbon fibre frame’. Shows Hyundai aren’t far behind in that particular game, either.

Expect to see the Intrado at the Geneva Motor Show.

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