By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
March 21, 2013
Hyundai is giving us a sneak peak at a new concept that will be shown at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. Called the HND-9, this concept could give us a preview of what the next Genesis coupe looks like.
The sketches show the HND-9 pulling the dramatic card out with an Aston Martin-esq front end and large rear haunches. There is also a set of gullwing doors.
Power comes from a direct-injection, turbocharged 3.3L V6 engine making 365 horsepower. That's mated to a eight-speed automatic and puts the power to the rear-wheels.
We'll have more details when the HND-9 comes out next week.
Press Release is on Page 2
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.