Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: 1978 Hyundai Pony – Still Kicking

RiveraNotario caught a Pony still on the loose in Puerto Natales, Chile. Well, it dos appear to have an injured hoof, but otherwise it looks t be in pretty good nick. The Pony was Hyundai’s first car they designed aspects of by themselves, but there’s a some Ford Cortina to be found in it, as well as engines by Mitsubishi.

The Pony was exported to a lot of places including Canada, but not the US. A good call, as it would have been perceived to be a bit primitive with its RWD, although the Chevette was still being sold at the time.

Given its simple and proven underpinnings, it turned out to be a quite durable little cockroach.

We’ve got two more in-depth articles on the Pony here:

The Hyundai Origin Myth Revealed: There’s A Ford In Your Pony

Automotive History: Hyundai Pony – From Humble Origins