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    Hyundai Sketches The HND-9 Concept



    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.

    Source: Hyundai

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    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.

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    I like what I see visually. Still not sold on these high output V6's and I wonder what the Torque is. I see they pulled a BMW by going with ultra slim wheels on Mega Rims.

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