Hyundai unveils HND-9 Concept at 2013 Seoul Motor Show

Article by Anita Panait, on March 29, 2013

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.

Press Release

Hyundai HND-9 Concept

Hyundai Motor Co., the fastest-growing automaker by brand, staged a world-premiere of the Hyundai HND-9 Concept, its latest luxury sports coupe concept that illustrates the company's future design direction, at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.

"HND-9 will give customers a glimpse of Hyundai's future luxury sports coupe models," said Suk-Geun Oh, head of Hyundai Design Center. "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 was unveiled at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.

The Hyundai HND-9 Concept is the ninth concept model developed by the Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center 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 hood 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-liter turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, HND-9 delivers a maximum output of 370ps, while its exterior design exudes a befitting image of the powerful performance.

Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to trunk, 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 Hyundai HND-9 Concept was designed to deliver a modern, luxurious driving experience. Three key concepts were embedded into the interior design to realize this goal: spiral sculpture, elegance and high-tech interface.

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 layout.

The seats are made of sporty yet luxurious mesh, and depending on which angle they are seen from, they project different colors, exuding elegance and mystique. The driver-oriented, high-tech interface is modeled after a cockpit, offering both improved functionality and aesthetics, optimized for dynamic driving.

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