The Hyundai Portico was first shown in concept form over three years a go at the Chicago Auto Show, but these first photos of a prototype prove the model will in fact make it to production.

The Hyundai Portico was first shown in concept form over three years a go at the Chicago Auto Show, but these first photos of a prototype prove the model will in fact make it to production.

This full-sized people carrier will fit in the Hyundai portfolio above both the Santa Fe and Veracruz and will look to rival the likes of the Mercedes R Class. It features a flexible seating arrangement in the rear area of the vehicle that allows seating for either 4 or 6 people dependant on whether the center deat is folded down or upright.

The Portico is expected to be offered with a V6, as well as with a hybrid powertrain, and will be built in Alabama.

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