ROME – If walking through the streets of Milan in these days you happen to come across a strange mechanical being on all fours, similar to a dog but with a more threatening appearance, do not be afraid. It will do nothing to you, and even the name of him-Spot-portends only good deeds. After all, this is exactly the purpose for which Hyundai has created this robot, the protagonist together with some models of the MiMo 2022 range.
Spot knows how to do many things thanks to a mobility of maneuver that allows it to carry out automated routine inspection activities, acquire data in a safe, accurate and continuous way, but also to perform advanced gestures. How to dance.
Every day with the Duomo in the background, Spot will interact and dance with the audience to the notes of “I’m on it” by BTS, just like in his debut video. In short, a leap into the future in which the patrons of the Lombard event are called to participate.
In addition to the Korean robot, in the Test Drive area set up in Piazza Castello it will be possible to test the Ioniq 5, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid and the Kona Electric on the road. Ioniq 5 is available today in the Model Year 2023 version: it offers a new 77.4 kWh battery that guarantees a fully electric range of up to 507 km, digital door mirrors and internal rear view mirror to optimize visibility. The new version also features the new Smart Frequency Dampers (SFD) function, capable of improving the response of the front and rear axle suspension, to the benefit of passenger comfort.
For its part, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a powertrain based on the third generation 1.6 T-GDi Smartstream engine combined with a 66.9 kW electric motor, with a maximum torque of 304 Nm and a lithium-ion battery from 13.8 kWh. Together, the petrol and electric engines are capable of delivering a maximum power of 265 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm.
Spotlight also on the Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid, also equipped with both a heat engine and an electric motor that work together with the support of a powerful lithium polymer battery, to ensure maximum fuel economy and reduction emissions. It is Hyundai’s longest running model in Europe.
Finally, Kona Electric, able to guarantee a range of up to 484 km with a single charge.