Hyundai takes aim at future

Carmaker offers daring look ahead with sleek coupe

Hyundai's streamlined HND-9 is due to be unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show this week.
Hyundai's streamlined HND-9 is due to be unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show this week.

Hyundai has 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 Centre in Namyang, Korea, the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look. With its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, it is a modern interpretation 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 headlamps, silver coating, dual twin muffler and uniquely designed head and rear lamps give the car a futuristic look.

As a rear-wheel drive, high-performance sports coupe concept, HND-9 is equipped with 3.3-litre turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering a maximum output of 270kW.

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 technologies will be revealed at the show.

- NZ Herald

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