Peter Schreyer, Chris Chapman Talk About Vision G Concept At Pebble Beach
It’s always nice to hear about design inspiration from the men who are responsible for the cars we drive.
Hyundai president of design Peter Schreyer, and Hyundai designer Chris Chapman were on hand to talk about the HCD-16 Vision G concept at an event held at an art museum in Pebble Beach earlier last week.
It is those two men who are the most responsible for the car that was on display, and they really need to be applauded for their efforts.
The two men explained that Pebble Beach was the perfect setting for the concept, as it allowed people to see how luxury can be viewed differently.
Both the car and the location are stunning, but the goal with the Vision G was to create a vehicle that was luxurious without being showy and in your face.
Interview with Peter Schreyer, Chris Chapman (20 mins long but worth watching!)
The car is designed for people who like luxury, but who do not necessarily want to create a spectacle. Hyundai has already proven that they are very adept at delivering a vehicles with those qualities, as the Genesis and the Equus both perfectly fit that mold.
It was the Equus luxury sedan that served as some of the inspiration for the Vision G, in spite of the fact that is bears the Genesis moniker.
Schreyer and Chapman envisioned a larger 2-door with proportions big enough for a rear-wheel drive.
The Vision G is undoubtedly a stunning looking car, but when you look a little closer, you begin to get a real appreciation for just how much work the two men put into getting it right.
The rear end of the vehicle looks unlike anything you may have seen before, with hours of sculpting performed to get the finished look the way they wanted it.
The vehicle looks different depending on the viewing angle you take. From behind, the taillights and hatchback lid are akin to the reins linking a horse to a carriage, while the three-quarter view from the back delivers a look that can best be described as sling-shot in style.
The beautiful details continue at the front of the Vision G, starting with the grille, which is a solid piece of aluminum that shows of a 3D version of the Genesis logo.
It’s an element that many might miss, but that didn’t stop the designers taking weeks to design, mill, and polish it.
Chapman quipped that the designer who put it all together needed a math degree in order to make a cohesive piece out of all the geometric shapes.
Opening the power-operated doors is a joy in itself, while the interior of the car is something that you would expect from a concept in that it is beautiful yet not something found in a traditional production model.
There are some touches, such as the wood dash trim and quilted leather, which could end up making the leap from concept to production.
This is not a vehicle that will ever see the day as a production model in its current form, but Schreyer and Chapman did say that some of the design touches will make their way into a future model.
How much would you be willing to wager that those touches will end up on the next-generation Equus that is set to be released sometime next year?