Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its latest luxury sports coupe concept, the HND-9, at 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The HND-9 is touted to influence the carmaker’s future design direction. It is the ninth concept model designed and developed by the carmaker’s R&D Center in Namyang, South Korea. The HND-9 is based on a contemporary reinterpretation of an elegant yet classic premium sports coupe, laden with classy details that boost its premium look.
The 2,860-mm wheelbase concept has an overall dimension of 4,695mm in length, 1,890mm in width and 1,340mm in height. It is powered by a 3.3-liter turbo GDi engine paired with an 8-speed auto transmission, allowing the HND-9 to provide up to 370ps of output. The concept’s exterior design exudes an image of dynamic performance.
The HND-9 features fluid yet sleek character lines that extend from the headlamp to the trunk. It also boasts of voluminous and dynamic car body as well as a wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille that enhances its high performance image.
The concept’s sleek, futuristic look is attributable to the butterfly doors, sculptural rear combination lamps, and dual tailpipes placed on both sides. Its styling is further enhanced by 22-inch alloy wheels that are mixed with carbon materials.
The interior styling of the HND-9 exudes a modern, luxurious driving experience. Hyundai embedded three key concepts into the interior design to realize this goal: spiral sculpture, elegance and high-tech interface.
Based on the spiral sculpture concept that is derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy, unique spiral-shaped metal lines frame the entire interior in a rhythmical manner, thereby creating a unique layout.
The seats of the HND-9 are made of sporty and luxurious mesh, projecting different colors depending on the angle they are viewed from. The driver-oriented, high-tech interface of the HND-9 is modeled after a cockpit, offering both improved functionality and aesthetics.