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Hyundai has unwrapped the HND-9 Sports Coupe Concept at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. The design study is intended to give the world a glimpse at what Hyundai has planned for the look of its future products – an evolution of the automaker's current Fluidic Sculpture design language.

With classic front-engine, rear-wheel-drive proportions, the HND-9 looks great, and engineers graced the concept with a 3.3-liter turbocharged, direct-injection engine good for 364 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission shuttles that thrust to the rear wheels, while touches like butterfly doors give the machine a bit of flair.

Indoors, the HND-9 features seats built with a special mesh that changes colors depending on the viewer's angle. Designers modeled the cabin after a cockpit for a close, sporty feel. You can check out the full press release below for more information.
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Hyundai Luxury Sports Coupe Concept HND-9 Makes its World Debut at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show

- HND-9 hints at direction of Hyundai's next-generation luxury sports coupe
- Special design projects strengthen Hyundai's 'Modern Premium' image


March 28, 2013 – Hyundai Motor Co., the fastest-growing automaker by brand, today staged a world-premiere of the HND-9, its latest luxury sports coupe concept that illustrates the company's future design direction.

"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 HND-9 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 HND-9 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.

Including its world-premiere concept, Hyundai exhibits a total of 30 cars and 11 new technologies in 10 specialized zones, including displays for children. Hyundai's booth, the largest at the show, is based on a theme called 'Brilliant Moment O.' The letter 'O' represents both Hyundai's will to strengthen its basics (zero) and its communication with customers (circle).

Furthermore, as part of the company's continued efforts to realize its 'Modern Premium' values, Hyundai introduced a variety of both internal and external collaboration projects. Namely, the 'i40 Art Car,' 'My Baby' project and 'Equus by Hermes' concept car showcase Hyundai's brand enhancement efforts through design.

"Hyundai Motor has come a long way. However, we will not rest on our laurels, but continue putting forth our utmost efforts to deliver Hyundai's unique 'Modern Premium' values to more customers," said Choong Ho Kim, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor.

[i40 Art Car]

The 'i40 Art Car' is a design collaboration with one of the world's greatest industrial designers, Karim Rashid, known for his creative and innovative visions.

Based on the concept of `harmony between design and technology,' Rashid applied triangular and rainbow shapes on the exterior of the car to capture the speed and movements of the i40, one of Hyundai's models designed and developed in Europe.

Along with the car, Hyundai also showcased 'Karim Rashid's Special Collection,' consisting of a wristwatch, a backpack, a carrier bag and a tumbler, which display Rashid's signature simple, unique designs while maintaining the traditional functions of these everyday items.

[My Baby]

This is Hyundai's third round of the 'My Baby' exhibition. Hyundai first launched this global design project in 2008 and exhibited the results for the first time at the 2009 Seoul Motor Show. This year, the project has been upgraded so that visitors can experience the themed spaces with videos, sounds and lights, in addition to the design models.

The project began as an internal competition with the aim of nurturing creativity among the company's designers. Through the project, Hyundai designers based in Korea, U.S., China, Japan, Europe and India broke free from their daily routine to communicate their creative ideas to other designers in different countries. The project title, My Baby, appropriately reflects the designers' devotion and attachment to their work.

Designers reinterpret and further develop Fluidic Sculpture, Hyundai's latest design philosophy. The results suggest new directions for future transportation methods, while hinting at the direction of Hyundai's future designs as well.

The 2013 Seoul Motor Show runs between March 28 and April 7 at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) under the theme of 'With nature, for the people.'

About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4,4 million vehicles globally in 2012. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80.000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com


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      Mark Rodriguez
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one mean looking coupe. Gotta say it looks way better than all those butt-ugly Lexus, Infinitis and Fords out on the roads. I predict Hyundai will be brave enough to build this thing.
      Judah Richardson
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is almost certainly the new Genesis coupe
      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well...that just stole the Lexus LF-LC's thunder. o_O
      d.hollywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not bad overall.Needs a little less "catfish" in the grille.
      GOSCH
      • 2 Years Ago
      Admit it. You guys just hate this just because it has Hyundai logo.
        6thGear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GOSCH
        Admit it. You like it just because it has a Hyundai logo
        miketim1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GOSCH
        Its not just hate for the brand.. alot of people know what Hyudnai used to be couple years ago u gotta give people time to warm up to change
      Aaron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Am I taking crazy-pills? Who can't see they totally stole Mercedes' new grill design and totally ripped off Lexus' new front design language. Hyundai and Kia are just to worst brands, they have no integrity and build with much lower quality then the competitors they steal design from.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Aaron
        Yeah, you are taking crazy pills and your "much lower quality than the competitors" comment is completely unfounded and untrue.
        Al
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Aaron
        Yeah youre definitely on something or just dumb; this concept looks nothing like m-b or that hideous grille spreading through lexus like a nasty infection. This is clealy a hexagon design, which theyve used for years, while toyo..uh, lexus I mean, just started using their retarded 'spindle' which is actually just a ripoff of audi's equally dumb looking shield grille. Next time, just say NO--drugs are BAD.
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Aaron
        which pills are these? must be good
        Mobis21
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Aaron
        Aaron calm down. There's no ripped off Mercedes or Lexus'" anything. You're just in denial because your fanboy impulses have you in a stupor.
      6thGear
      • 2 Years Ago
      So unoriginal, nothing to get excited about.
      mikenogo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's celebrate this memorable day when Glorious hyundai making 90% people here mad about copying other designs. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)             ⊂  つ              (つ ノ               (ノ      \      ☆              |     ☆           (⌒ ⌒ヽ   /     \  (´⌒  ⌒  ⌒ヾ   /       (’⌒ ; ⌒   ::⌒  )      (´     )     ::: ) /   ☆─ (´⌒;:    ::⌒`) :;  )      (⌒::   ::     ::⌒ )     / (    ゝ  ヾ 丶  ソ ─
        onewayroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikenogo
        You have way to much time on your hands.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikenogo
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        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikenogo
        I love ASCII!
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      An article about Hyundai.. automatic haters. Slap a GM badge on there... ZOMGGGG most beautiful thing since the 2014 Vette.
        mikenogo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        I can just imagine, slap on a GM badge or Ford on this, "Wow that looks fantastic! this is proof that americans can design cars too!" "See that will shut those european automakers up! MURRIKAAA" "This isn't americans copying, it's REVOLUTIONIZING" But nah, since it's a hyundai badge, and they know hyundai has been doing well in their precious soil they turn on their hamburger instincts. "Gosh will hyundai stop copying for once? Look at it, looks like a corvette" "So unoriginal, who will buy this copying machine? Unlike the 2014 corvette, it has original lines" "Guys, I spend the last 2 hours complaining and searching up cars on google that can prove stealing aspects of despicable hyundai"
        Michael Page
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        I don't like pompous caddy's, but I'd take the new cts, which will be made, over this, which prob won't.
      blkpantha
      • 2 Years Ago
      why is Hyundai and KIA keep doing this why cant they design cars; why must they always go after other people design ... if its not Lexus its BMW if not BMW its Mercedes Benz if not BENZ its Audi. Then some of you guys talking about other people is hating because they doing well in design that\'s why they doing well because they sealing other peoples work.. From the AUDI grille shape to the BMW / Maserati grille on KIA. and The Mercedes grille on there new equus with the Lexus back.. now they going for a car where people work hard to come up with a design that different itself (LFLC) I have no resect for Hyundai and KIA they are the most non original car company on the planet. They just like Samsung rip off the iphone to gain fame and now they trying to rip of nokia features on windows phone... Koran\'s are a work... if they rip off the LFLC like they rip off the LS and how KIA is ripping of the qautoporte. Just like how they rip of Toyota/Lexus hybrid logos with the blue going around there logos for hybrid.. these guys are ****... the last concept was an Audi A7 wannabe now this one has gone too far ripping off the LFLC smfh
        mikenogo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @blkpantha
        All this mad in this post ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Glorious. Good job hyundai.
      ケンジ
      What is this? Lexus wannabe? Not impressed.
        ND
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ケンジ
        Yup, It looks like a simplified Lexus LF-LC... http://www.autoblog.com/photos/lexus-lf-lc-concept-detroit-2012-photos/full/
      Porsche4life
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stop copying other cars!!!!!!!
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