Hyundai showcases Biomechanical sculpture inspired by Ioniq 5

Updated Apr 29, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It was displayed at a special Hyundai Mobility Experience leg commemorating the 75th year of Philippine-Korea diplomatic ties.

Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) has brought together sustainable mobility, art, and fashion through an exhibit at the SM Mega Fashion Hall last weekend.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV

Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV

The said exhibit was held in celebration of the 75th year of Philippine-Korea diplomatic ties, and it showcases not just Hyundai’s lineup of cars, but also the artistic vision of several artists who took inspiration from Korean-Philippine culture.

Front and center at the Hyundai art exhibit was Leeroy New’s Bionic 1.0 car installation. This is a biosynthetic sculpture, which the artist says follows the principles of nature & plant growth.

Leeroy New's Bioniq 1.0 car installation

Leeroy New's Bioniq 1.0 car art installation

The result is a sculpture comprised of root-like forms that intertwine to mirror the shape of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Interestingly, the Bionic 1.0 car installation art piece was hung above the Hyundai’s fully electric vehicle.

Likewise showcased at the event were several eye-catching fashion pieces by other renowned local artists and designers. Particularly eye-catching was the Carapace BioSuit which was also designed by New. It is made out of sustainable materials, and it forms a natural-looking shell over the body of the fashion model.

Leeroy New's Carapace BioSuit

Leeroy New's Carapace BioSuit

As the models showed off their respective designer’s artistic visions, music was provided by a kulintang drum performance by the Korean Cultural Center (KCC).

Of note, this Hyundai exhibit at the SM Mega Fashion Hall is a special leg of the Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) tour. As such, several Hyundai vehicles were also present to wow the crowds.

Besides the Ioniq 5, those present were the Stargazer X MPV, the Custin minivan, the Creta subcompact crossover MPV, the all-new Santa Fe mid-size crossover SUV, and the Staria minivan.

Shown off at the event were several popular Hyundai models

Shown off at the event were several popular Hyundai models

If you missed this leg of the HME, don’t worry as it’ll be visiting other parts of the country soon. Let’s just wait for more announcements from HMPH, or keep it here on Philkotse for more car industry updates.

Know more about Hyundai


In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.  

The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.

Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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