Hyundai Announces HCD-16 Concept Vehicle
Hyundai has announced that they plan on unveiling a new concept model in August that many believe will serve as a preview for the next-generation Genesis Coupe.
The concept is being described as a flagship 2-door concept, and will be designed to have the same upmarket appeal as the Genesis and Equus luxury vehicles.
The working name for the concept is the HCD-16, which is the name it will be unveiled as at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on August 11. Making the event even more special is the fact that Kia’s Chief Designer Peter Schreyer will be in attendance.
Although still unconfirmed, there is a rumor that the car will also be at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that same week.
Hyundai have described the HCD-16 as handsome, sharply tapered in profile, and having oversized wheels.
Rumor is that automatic doors are also included on the model, which is something that Hyundai calls a Virtual Valet Door System. There will be no huge engine on this model, as Hyundai says it is going with a smaller, fuel-efficient powertrain.
Back in 2013, Hyundai unveiled the HND-p concept, which many believed was a preview of the next Genesis Coupe. Hyundai has since said that the new model will be bigger and have a more premium look, which very much seems to be the case if the test models spied out on the road are anything to go by.
The new Genesis Coupe will ride on the same RWD platform as the sedan.
It is expected to have a V8 engine and be a genuine 4-seater. There is expected to be a price increase over the outgoing model, with many believing that the large, spacious coupe will be set to rival some of the luxury models delivered by German automakers.
It is not expected to be available until next year, which means it will likely be released as a 2017 model.
More information should be available after the August 11 unveiling of the concept.