Shape of hyundai’s future luxury saloons revealed in a concept at the Detroit motor show
14 January 2013

Hyundai’s concept car for the Detroit motor show, the HCD-14 Genesis, gives us a preview of what to expect from its future large cars.

The Californian-designed concept will shape the look of its BMW 5-series-rivalling Genesis and its Mercedes S-class competitor, the Equus.

The rear-drive HCD-14 has a much sleeker, sharper look than the firm’s current executive cars, with short overhangs and a coupé-like roofline. The back doors are rear-hinged, with large, brushed aluminium hinges supporting them. The car is powered by a 5.0-litre V8. 

Hyundai’s US boss, John Krafick, said he is eager to show the “dynamic driving” of the HCD-14, a recognition of the relatively soft dynamics of the firm’s upper-end offerings.

Dan Stevens

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14 January 2013

that grille is too american

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14 January 2013

Not too keen on the grille but the rest is really elegant. The rear lamps are a work of art.

Can your GP prescribe anything for range anxiety?

15 January 2013

I quite like Hyundai's idea of a luxurious interior, love the minimalism and the large ammounts of wood in the center console.

15 January 2013

Have to agree with the others, the front end is a no go for me.  Yes it is too American but that is hardly surprising considering it was designed in California.

The rest of the design and especially the interior is very cohesive though, even thought the chance of seeing something even remotely close in production is more or less non existant.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

Myk

15 January 2013

That grille is a bit too blingy.  Overall though I love it.  It has a hewn-from-solid look that works really well.  The side view and rear 3/4s are particularly nice.  It'd be a shame if this doesn't have a large influence on production cars. 

15 January 2013

After having the experience of driving around in an i30 for a few days, this looks amazing. Hyundai should launch it tomorrow. It is radically different from the rubbish that I had to put up with!

15 January 2013

One of my vehicle's is a Hyundai and it's been one of the most reliable I've owned, today I will change the battery but it has been on for over 10 years! and it is a 2.0 Lt diesel. This looks impresive and shows how much Hyundai has moved forwards in the last decade, just change the grill and it will be fine!. Thinking about that grill - Audi have been getting away with something similar for years and thats on all their cars.

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19 July 2013

I think the new models are going to be awesome compared to the earlier models. My first car was a Hyundai too, I bought that from the best Hyundai NJ dealer.

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