Hyundai HCD-3 Concept – World’s First 2-Door Crossover Vehicle
Meet the Hyundai HCD-3 concept; world’s first two-door crossover vehicle.
Hyundai HCD-3 concept was officially unveiled in 1995 and it must had been one of the first concept cars that foretold future vehicles will undergo a drastic change.
At that time I didn’t really expect cars will gone so different, and for sure I wasn’t alone thinking like that.
But they did, and today, we can see crossovers of different kinds flooding worldwide vehicle market.
At that time, the HCD-3 really stood out of the concept car crowd. Not only because of its yellow-black body paint, but more because of its futuristic exterior design.
The HCD-3 was Hyundai’s third concept car and it unfortunately never became a reality! For the HCD-3, I have found plenty of pics and although they are not of the highest quality, they still provide a good insight into the HCD-3 concept car.
Surprisingly, there was also an interior shot and a short official press release. So check it out after the jump…
Official Hyundai press release for the HCD-3
The California Design Studio completed the technical and artistic design work for the HCD-3 after a year of research. Hyundai engineers made a radical departure from conventional automotive design concepts to craft a bold styling statement.
The 4-seat HCD-3 has dual airbags in the front and comes with an anti-lock brake system. Placed in the centre of the gauge cluster, the computer-controlled Navitac displays the driver’s desired destination on-screen with the press of a button.
It is also equipped with an advanced car audio system, CD player, heater and air conditioner. The HCD-3 is powered by a 2.0L DOHC turbo engine that generates up to 240 horsepower.
A switch adjusts the suspension system height and cushion strength to fit the road conditions. Thus, the ride remains equally enjoyable on paved roads and rugged off-road terrain.
Hyundai HCD-3 features:
- Adjustable height suspension
- Navigation system
- Convertible top
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Folding rear window
Hyundai HCD-3 gallery:
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