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Hyundai HCD-9 Talus

Hyundai HCD-9 Talus

Hyundai HCD-9 Talus

Hyundai HCD-9 Talus
Make Hyundai
Model HCD-9 Talus
Concept year 2006
Production year -
Engine 4.6 litre V8

The Hyundai HCD-9 Talus concept was one of the vehicles debuted at the 2006 Detroit Motor Show. The Talus was a vehicle which attempted to fuse the off-road potential of an SUV, with the sporty lines of a coupe.

Developed at Hyundai's California Design Center, the HCD-9 Talus was a nice looking vehicle, as far as SUV's go, and had flowing muscular lines.

"The mission for Talus was to create a vehicle that would excite the inner passion of customers who haven’t been able to justify parking a sports car in their garage," said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center. "It's for a person who has grown accustomed to the needs and benefits of an SUV, but desires the emotional gratification of sports car styling and performance."

One of the weaker features of the design was the rather mundane single grille which didn't suit the vehicle at all.

The HCD-9 Talus was the vehicle which introduced the stylish little 'kink' design signature in the rear side windows - a feature carried over to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Powering the Talus was a 4.6 litre V8 which produced 340 horsepower. The power was sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.


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