Monday, April 1, 2013

Hyundai HND-9 concept previews new Genesis Coupe in Seoul




The Hyundai HND-9 concept has made a stunning debut at the 2013 Seoul motor show, giving us our clearest look yet at the future design direction of the next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Showcasing an elegant evolution of Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language, the HND-9 coupe concept combines luxury and sophistication with classic rear-wheel-drive sports car proportions.
Standing 4695mm long, 1890mm wide, 1340mm high and sitting on a 2860mm wheelbase, the Hyundai HND-9 concept is 65mm longer, 26mm wider and 44mm lower than the current Genesis Coupe, as well as 41mm longer between the wheels.
While the front-hinged butterfly doors and 22-inch alloy wheels are merely conceptual, the slicing headlights, dominant hexagonal grille, long flowing bonnet, muscular rear haunches and piercing LED tail-lights are expected to heavily influence the design of the production model.
The futuristic, strongly sculpted cabin will also be toned down before it reaches showrooms, but it set to retain the concept’s emphases on luxury, high technology and driver engagement.
Powering the Hyundai HND-9 concept is a 270kW 3.3-litre turbocharged direct-injection V6 petrol engine – up 13kW over the current Genesis Coupe’s 3.8-litre V6. The powerplant is teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends drive to the rear wheels.
The second-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been confirmed for Australia. While timing is yet to be finalised, it’s tipped to arrive on our shores by 2015.
 
 

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