litre 4 cylinder
The Hyundai HCD-II was an ambitious and - for Hyundai
at the time - stylish sports car concept. The car debuted
at the 1993 Detroit Motor Show.
The South Korean HCD-II was designed to compete against
other compact FWD coupes, a segment which was at the time
dominated by Japanese manufacturers. And while the HCD-II
might have struggled to keep up with its potential rivals
in both terms of both technology and engineering, it did
have a certain amount of character - a feature often lacking
in Japanese vehicles of the time. However as it was never
put into production, we'll never know if personality alone
could have allowed it to steal sales from the established
Powering the Hyundai HCD-II was a front-mounted 2.0 litre,
inline four-cylinder engine which produced 150 horsepower.
The interior of the HCD-II featured a unique three-seat
layout. Up front were conventional driver's and passenger's
seats. While in the rear there was a single seat which
was offset and angled to one side. Effectively the rear
seat passenger sat almost sideways in the vehicle!
Similar and related vehicles:
Hyundai Greenspeed Gator
Hyundai HCD10 Hellion
Hyundai HND-3 Veloster