NAIAS 2013: Hyundai gives us the HCD-14 Genesis Concept

NAIAS 2013: Hyundai gives us the HCD-14 Genesis Concept image

Text: / Photos: | posted January 15, 2013 04:16

A fluidic future

Today Hyundai has revealed the future of their premium vehicle line with the unveiling of the HCD-14 Genesis Concept car at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.

HCD-14 Genesis gives a hint of the design direction we’ll be taking, and an indication of the focus we’re placing on driving dynamics and technology,” said John Krafcik, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

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The new concept from Hyundai evolves from the design statement of previous models, with the HCD-14 featuring what the brand calls as a “fluidic precision, liquid metal design language”. High tech details, aggressive and sporty design elements (i.e. fastback profile, sharply tapered glass areas, large wheels, suicide rear doors) are found on the HCD-14.

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Hyundai also envisions the HCD-14 to have advanced technologies such as “eye-tracking and gesture based controls” designed to reduce distractions while behind the wheel. Driving dynamics are also conceived to be taken to the next level with the HCD-14 with a rigid chassis, sophisticated suspension systems, an advanced electric steering system as well as a yaw control system.

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Powering the HCD-14 will be a 5.0 liter V8 Tau motor that gets Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing as well as direct injection, along with an 8 speed automatic.

The HCD-14 paves the way for the next generation Genesis Sedan, a model that has steadily sold well in the United States. In 2012 alone, 33,196 units of the Genesis Sedan were sold.