The Hyundai HND-9 is a concept coupe from Hyundai, heading for the Seoul Motor Show at the end of March, and probably previews the next Genesis Coupe.
Hyundai may be planning a relatively quiet year on the new car front in 2013, but they’re still making and effort for their home Motor Show – the Seoul Motor Show – which starts at the end of March, with a new concept coupe.
The Hyundai HND-9 is, according to Hyundai, the ‘Latest luxury sports coupe’, which we assume means the HND-9 is pointing at the next generation Genesis Coupe, a car we don’t (yet) get in the UK.
The HND-9 gets an evolution of Hyundai’s fluidic design (although, unlike the latest Santa Fe where Hyundai decided the new design was called ‘Storm’, the HND-9′s design doesn’t get a name) which Hyundai say is a modern reinterpretation of an elegant classic premium sports coupe.
With a long bonnet, long wheelbase and butterfly doors, the HND-9 certainly makes a design statement, even if a lot of the detail (like those doors) is unlikely to make it in to a production car.
There are unique lights front and back, twin exhausts, hexagonal grill and spiral-shaped lines all conspiring to make the HND-9 an appealing luxury coupe.
Under the bonnet seems promising too, with a 3.3 litre turbo V6 with an 8-speed auto ‘box delivering the HND-9′s 365bhp to the back wheels and promising decent performance.
The Hyundai HND-9 will debut at the Seoul Motor Show later this month, which runs almost parallel to the New York Auto Show.