• Mar 31, 2009
Hyundai's Mystery New York concept car - Click above for a high-res gallery

Hyundai's got a concept hatch in store for New York, and Autoblog reader Aaron spotted it on the street and was kind enough to snap a few photos for us.

We have no details on the car itself yet, but as you can see, it's a hatchback/crossover type-thing whose styling is in keeping with the more dramatic design language that the company's show cars have been using of late. Giant gullwing doors ought to give everyone a nice, clear view of the interior, which we suspect will be of a similarly eye-popping nature.

We'll get more details as soon as we can – likely in the next couple of days in the ramp-up to the concept's New York Auto Show debut. For now, feast your eyes on the three photos in the gallery below. Thanks, Aaron! Nice catch.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Uh, how are you supposed to see out the back? Through that gunslot of a window, I suppose.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think there's five cameras in the back: a backup camera, left and right lane change cameras, and two separate cameras that connect to the rear-view mirror/monitor. Plus there's a couple lights that simulate sunlight so it feels like you have normal windows. Should be great stuff!
        • 5 Years Ago
        And how are you supposed to get the door open with no handles? Not to mention those huge gullwing doors with vast expanses of glass would be astronomically expensive to put into produ- OH WAIT IT'S A STYLING EXERCISE
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks slick. Props to Hyundai if they can pull off gullwings on a cuv.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hmm actually I feel like it looks very Mitsubishi-ish...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hyundai is on the rise... they are going to jump on this automotive industry collapse, and before we know it, we'll turn around and hyundais will be desirable luxury-sports vehicles. Infiniti, watch out....
      • 5 Years Ago
      HOTNESS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gullwing on a cross over? nice... Hyundai's kicking some serious ass right now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It'll be interesting to see how it makes the transition into production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait. This thing works? Was there a flatbed around or something nearby?
        • 5 Years Ago
        its driveable

        apparently they drove it around without camo a week or so ago and no one payed attention.... till now
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the RWD crossover based on the Genesis architecture. So yes, it will be RWD.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Let the Asian (car) war begin!

      Makes Toyota and Honda even more boring manufactures than they are. Acura more weird (trying too hard - in all directions(?). Subaru...well, it's Subaru.

      The designers penning the other "H"'s designs are tearing it up. Those who thought Hyundai was merely copying others work; how do you take your crow: Rare, Med., or well done? Lest we forget, when the Toyota aka, Lexus LS was first introduced, immediate references to M-B were made....

      Think about it.

      • 5 Years Ago
      370z Cuv! Sweet Sadness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        You know.... Something like gullwing doors on a model can revitalize a company! I keep banging my head as to why Ford or GM or even Frysler haven't released one! Either that or scissors!

        It brings massive attention, then everyone starts copying it and whoever copies it ends up giving credit to the one that did it first.

        Someone call Ford and say "Gullwing F150" heh heh... That would actually be pretty cool! AND functional in a way-ish... :)

      • 5 Years Ago
      how is Hyundai getting awesome!? I applaud them for making nice looking cars as of late and showing up the "cool" brands.
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