Hyundai Vision G Concept Reveals Future Equus Styling Direction
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is where Hyundai chose to unveil their HCD-16 Vision G Coupe concept car, and it was an appropriate choice given the artistic beauty of the vehicle.
Hyundai/Kia design chief Peter Schreyer described the concept as a more relaxed approach to the luxury vehicle segment.
The Vision G has the sort of design and performance you would expect from a luxury model, but it is a whole lot more understated than the HCD-14 concept vehicle, whose massive carbon fiber wheels and suicide rear doors were as gaudy as they were striking.
The latest Hyundai concept vehicle is a refined, sleek looking concept that really does catch the eye.
A long hood and high beltline are what immediately stands out on first viewing.
The cabin has a look that is described as “slingshot-like,” with Hyundai US design center head Christopher Chapman making it clear that the design is all about speaking to the owner as opposed to the viewer.
The elegantly luxurious touches found throughout the design are for mood, rather than making a typical concept splash.
The Vision G Coupe is powered by the same 5.0-liter Tau V8 found in the Equus and Genesis.
While it would seem that the styling of the concept might indicate the source of inspiration for the next generation Genesis Coupe, it may not prove to be the case.
One cool feature on the HCD-16 is a valet door that automatically open as the driver approaches. That seems like a feature that would be right at home on the upscale Equus model.
The HCD name is derived from an acronym of the Hyundai California Design center, while the number 16 represents the 16th concept model to be created at that facility.
That said, Schreyer was quick to point out that Hyundai design centers around the world all played a role in the design.