Concept features a 5.0-litre V8 engine
Coupe-like roofline is a huge departure from the firm's current products
Hyundai HCD-14 is a four-door design study
The HCD-14 is the latest in a line of concepts which stretches back to 1992 with the HCD-1
The HCD-14 has been designed at the Hyundai California Design facility, which has provided the concept its name
Suicide doors are unlikely to make it to any production-based models
Elegant interior is trimmed in leather and wood
The HCD-14 is a strict four-seater
Gold badging and carbonfibre also feature around the cabin
Complex light designs could point to future production models
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.