As is the case ahead of any major auto show, we're expecting to see a plethora of leaked information or teased images before next week's Detroit Auto Show, and Hyundai is already giving us something pretty exciting to look forward to. Shown above in this shadowy teaser is the HCD-14 Concept, which the automakers says gives a "glimpse into future Hyundai premium vehicle design."

Based on the shape of the headlights and the sloping roofline, this image matches up quite well with some spy shots we saw last month reported to be the next-generation Genesis sedan. It also bears more than just a striking resemblance to Kia's new flagship sedan, the Quoris. Either way, we approve. Aside from the car's appearance, Hyundai is also promising "advanced 3-D gesture-based technology controls" inside the car as well as a sportier driving dynamic.

This is all we have to work with right now, but we'll have all the coverage for this new Hyundai and everything else on display at the auto show kicking off a week from today.


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      ponycargt
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks fine. That profile is in serious danger of getting played out though. How many cars look kinda like this now? A7, Fusion, Tesla, Jaguar, Kia. Etc...
      Emilio
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ok, so they're copying Infiniti's design cues now?
      adam1keith1980
      • 1 Year Ago
      Also, I oppose Hyundai starting another brand and another dealer network for their "luxury" offerings. Do you really want to pay more money for services and have less choices? For example, Lexus and Infiniti charge more than Toyota and Nissan for regular services, but luxury brands and the mainstream brands share engines and other major parts. The luxury car dealers also have less competition, so they can overcharge the customers while treating them poorly. (There are so many complaints of the Infiniti dealership in my city, but it is the only one, so even if Infiniti makes a good car, I refuse to buy it. It would have been much better if Nissan just sell their luxury cars as Nissan.)
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      "pretty exciting"???? It looks like every other sedan Hyundai has been pumping out the past five years, not to mention every other Asian manufacturer too. Ooooo, swoopy silhouette design; never seen that before........
        desinerd1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        just like all the crappy German cars look the same. This car will put 5 series and E class to shame.
        RA
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        you say "Asian", but let's get this straight, the Japanese have invented the "Asian" aesthetics you speak of. You can't categorize Hyundai/Kia designs as something that is unique to their own no matter how hard you tried.
        VDuB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dohc73
        As opposed to boxy straight lined 1980s designs that GM currently puts out? I'll go the artistic route.
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        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        So, spending more on a car just to be a bigger "player" is a good thing? In what 13-year-old's universe?
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
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        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        I'd much rather have a company under-promise and over-deliver than the other way around. There are a number of brands putting average or slightly above average cars in a premium wrapper (with a high price tag), to use your analogy.
          jbphoto
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          @zoom And, in turn, they're paying each owner the difference for the lifetime of the car. I don't mind the extra cash every few months, especially since I'm still getting roughly the same MPG's as what was advertised.
        desinerd1
        • 1 Year Ago
        Give them few more years. Genesis came out just 4 years ago. Perhaps they are testing waters before they invest in a new brand.
        SideWayz8
        • 1 Year Ago
        For what three cars? I like the plan that they got going right now. It shows diverseness to me as Hyundai can sell you the Elantra and then sell you some luxury inn the Equus. I don't think making them a separate brand changes anything other than waste money on hoping people flock to the new brand and installing more dealerships. You see Lincoln & Acura having trouble selling their luxury brands heck, many call for Lincoln's demise.
        adam1keith1980
        • 1 Year Ago
        What is the opposite of "small time players"? Image conscious badge ****** who buy the basic BMW 3-series with an automatic transmission and pleather seats?
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like an A7, CLS rival.......another reason why should fly to detroit to see the auto show in person........-_-
        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Haha you got it man. I haven't been excited about NAIAS for at least 3-4 years and this year I'll be there. Although I won't be flying, I'll be driving down on M-10 Lodge from the suburbia.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many Asian Audi A7 clones will we see in the coming years?
      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      The profile looks great. Can anyone do a quick Photoshop and add some brightness into the image?
        jbphoto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NightFlight
        Hyundai was smart enough to "black out" the blacks. There isn't any image data besides what you see above. Only thing that I noticed were the low red tail lights and the appearance of a round driving light on the bottom left. Nothing of significance.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      hello Audi A7
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lachmund
        Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks, Korea.
      francis g
      • 1 Year Ago
      the designer from audi was hired by hyundai to design their cars.. hence the similarity
      Hawili
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like Kia Cadenza
      • 1 Year Ago
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