The Hyundai HND-9 concept is on display at the ongoing Auto Expo. While this stunning concept will never hit the production line, this coupe is still an important model as it a true representation of Hyundai’s future design language.
The HND-9 first debuted at the Seoul Motor Show in 2013 – it uses a very aggressive design theme, which is basically an extension of the Fluidic design sculpture. The concept has intimidating presence – it measures 4,695mm in length, 1,890mm in width and is 1,340mm tall. The figures hint that the underpinnings of this coupe might form base for the next generation Genesis.
The front of the concept has a trademark hexagonal grille with bold and flowing lines. The elongated hood and pronounced wheel arches give it a futuristic look along with extensive use of chrome. The rear is equally sculpted and houses twin exhaust pipes. It gets butterfly doors and sits on light weight 21-inch alloy-wheels infused with carbon. The interiors have an interesting layout with driver-oriented interface. Under the hood of the HND-9 is a 3.3-litre GDI unit delivering 370bhp to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai is gradually shifting from the Fluidic design sculpt as the Santa Fe facelift that was launched at the Auto Expo uses ‘Storm Edge philosophy’. This one in concept form is, however, far more aggressive and striking than any of the Hyundai cars.