Hyundai is not the company you think about when you bring up the words ‘luxury’ and ‘sporty’, but the Korean automaker has come a long way over the last 20 years, throwing off the reputation as a low-cost, low-quality carmaker. This makes the unveiling of the exterior renderings of the HND-9 so stunning. The HND-9 will make its debut at the 2013 Korean Motor Show.
Highlights of the HND-9 include a direct-injection, turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 370 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, butterfly doors, and a bold, futuristic design.
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.
We salute the folks at Hyundai for not playing it safe. The HND-9 would be a bold step forward for the automaker.
Press release below:
Luxury Sports Coupe Concept HND-9
– The HND-9 hints at Hyundai’s next-generation luxury sports coupe design
– More details to be revealed at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show
March 21, 2013 – 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 Center in Namyang, Korea,
the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look.
In particular, the HND-9, with its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, is a modern
reinterpretation of the elegant image 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 headlamp, 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-
liter turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering maximum output of 370ps.
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.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozenauto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor — which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. — sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.