Hyundai HND-9 points way to upcoming Genesis coupe
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31st March, 2013
Hyundai Motor Company staged the world-premiere of the HND-9 concept car
just days ago. The luxury sports coupe concept illustrates the company’s future design direction.
“HND-9 will give customers a glimpse of Hyundai’s future luxury sports coupe models,” said Suk-Geun Oh, head
of Hyundai Design Centre. “Representing an evolution of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design philosophy, the
rear-wheel drive sports coupe concept balances high performance with a sophisticated image.”
The concept car was unveiled at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show (open 28th March - 7th April 2013).
The HND-9 is the ninth concept model developed by the Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Centre in Namyang, Korea. Based
on a modern reinterpretation of an elegant, classic premium sports coupe, sophisticated details in every design element
of the car reinforce a premium look. The vehicle, with its dramatic, long bonnet and wheelbase, has an overall length of
4,695mm, width of 1,890mm and height of 1,340mm with a 2,860mm wheelbase.
Equipped with 3.3 litre turbo GDi engine matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission, HND-9 delivers a maximum output
of 270 kW, while its exterior design exudes a befitting image of the powerful performance.
Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to boot, voluminous, powerful car body and a striking,
wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille enhance the vehicle’s high performance image.
Moreover, butterfly doors, sculptural rear combination lamps, and dual tailpipes placed on both sides, give the car a
sleek, futuristic look. Twenty-two inch alloy wheels – mixed with carbon materials - also contribute to great styling,
while lowering its weight.
Like its exterior, the interior styling of the HND-9 was designed to deliver a modern, luxurious driving experience.
Three key concepts were embedded into the interior design to realise this goal: spiral sculpture, elegance and
Based on the spiral sculpture concept - derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy - dynamic and
distinctive spiral-shaped metal lines frame the entire interior in a speedy and rhythmical way, creating a unique lay
The seats are made of sporty yet luxurious mesh, and depending on which angle they are seen from, they project
different colours, exuding elegance and mystique. The driver-oriented, high-tech interface is modelled after a cockpit,
offering both improved functionality and aesthetics, optimised for dynamic driving.
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.