- The HND-9 hints at Hyundai’s next-generation luxury sports coupe design
- More details to be revealed at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show
- Next generation Genesis coupe coming to Australia
Hyundai Motor Company, the fastest-growing automaker by brand, today unveiled exterior renderings of the HND-9, its latest luxury sports coupe concept.
The HND-9 represents an evolution of Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy. The ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Centre in Namyang, Korea, the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look – with its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, it is a modern interpretation of a classic premium sports coupe.
Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to trunk, voluminous, powerful car body and a striking, wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille underscore the high performance image of the concept.
Furthermore, butterfly doors, spiral-shaped lines connected to the headlamps, softly glistening silver coating, dual twin muffler and uniquely designed head and rear lamps give the car a sleek futuristic look.
As a rear-wheel drive, high-performance sports coupe concept, HND-9 is equipped with 3.3-litre turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering a maximum output of 270 kW.
The HND-9 is set to make its world debut during Hyundai’s press conference on March 28 at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. More details of the concept’s design and its cutting-edge technologies will be revealed at the show.
The next generation Genesis coupe, which will draw on technical and stylistic elements from the HND-9, has been confirmed for the Australian market but timing has yet to be announced.