Hyundai Launches Luxury Sports Coupe Concept

By Paul Joseph

Amongst the array of stunning cars on display at the Seoul Motor Show currently taking place in South Korea is the HND-9 luxury sports coupe concept by the Hyundai Motor Company.

The ninth concept model developed by the Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center, the HND-9 is based on a modern reinterpretation of an elegant, classic premium sports coupe.

Equipped with a 3.3-litre turbo GDi engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, the new coupe concept delivers a maximum output of 370PS, whilst sleek character lines stretch from headlamp to boot and a wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille bares testimony to the car’s powerful stance.

On the car’s interior, the seats are made of mesh fabric, and project different colours when viewed from different angles, whilst he high-tech interface is modelled on an aeroplane cockpit.

“HND-9 will give customers a glimpse of Hyundai’s future luxury sports coupe models,” said Suk-Geun Oh, head of Hyundai’s Design Center in Namyang, Korea.

“Representing an evolution of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design philosophy, the rear-wheel drive sports coupe concept balances high performance with a sophisticated image.”

Other notable features include upward-opening ‘butterfly’ doors, large exhaust tailpipes and 22in part-carbon wheels.

The Hyundai HND-9 concept car Seoul Motor Show is on show at the Seoul Motor Show which runs until Sunday.

By Paul Joseph