The Hyundai Mistra concept is the result of a joint project between Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center and the Beijing Hyundai Technical Centre. It provides an accurate glimpse into the styling of a production version which is due to go on sale in China later this year. The car is aimed at buyers in their 20s and 30s with young families.
According to Hyundai, the exterior styling of the Hyundai Mistra concept is designed to exude a sense of grandeur. It does this through three design principles the company has invented: Modern Simplicity, Understated Sportiness and Smart Luxury. And although its hardly groundbreaking in its design, the Mistra is a handsome enough family car it should do rather well.
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The Hyundai HND-9 concept is a design study of a high-performance sports coupe. The ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group’s Research and Design Center in Namyang, South Korea, the concept will make its world debut next week at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.
The Hyundai HND-9 provides a glimpse of what the next generation Genesis Coupe might look like. It certainly looks like a worthy successor, with its Jaguar F-type-like swoopy bodywork and dramatic highlights. Something which is sure not to make any production model derived from the concept are the massive butterfly doors, which would surely be eschewed in favor of more conventional openings.
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It seems that Hyundai is just going from strength to strength. It wasn’t long ago that their concept cars looked like the outgoing models from the competition. But now they have the skills to make good looking production cars, and judging by the HCD-14 Genesis, jaw-dropping concept cars.
The HCD-14 Genesis is intended to provide a glimpse of what the next-generation Genesis sedan might look like. Albeit in a more toned down and less futuristic form. The bold face of the concept is characterised by the large upright grille and jewel-like LED lights. The sleek profile of the car is made even more seamless with the removal of any superfluous details. Even the door handles have vanished somewhere into the bodywork. And unlike so many modern cars, there aren’t a bunch of largely useless lateral air intakes and outlets to break up the graceful lines.
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At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, which opens its doors in just under a week, Hyundai will display a concept car aimed at the luxury end of the market. The Hyundai HCD-14 is a large four-door sedan with an elegant sloping roofline. Much like the Audi A7 in profile, the concept aims to kick Hyundai’s profile up a notch and act as a preview of an upcoming production car.
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The Hyundai Velocity Concept is a massively modified Hyundai Veloster Turbo which will make its debut appearance at the SEMA Show. The Hyundai Velocity Concept is the product of a collaboration between the design and engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center in Irvine, California.
Chris Chapman, head of Hyundai’s Irvine, California design center, said of the concept: “In creating Velocity, we were inspired to take the Veloster’s original concept strengths to their fullest expression. Velocity gave our design and engineering teams license to take Veloster far beyond everyday production car limitations.”
When it came to the Velocity’s engine, Hyundai turned to the wizards at Cosworth for tuning the 1.6 litre turbocharged engine. A significant number of upgrades have been made to the powerplant. Including high-performance pistons and connecting rods, a larger turbocharger and intercooler, a revised intake manifold, and a recalibrated engine management system. All that work has virtually doubled the engine’s output. Taking peak power from 201 hp to 400 hp, and torque from 195 lb-ft to 350 lb-ft!
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Hyundai have just presented the world with the details regarding their Geneva Motor Show-bound concept car. The Hyundai i-oniq was first previewed in a sketch towards the end of last year. Back then they also announced that the car was going to be used to show off some of their new styling ideas. Unfortunately, due to the vagueness of the sketch that didn’t really mean a whole lot. But now we get to see the car from that all-important front 3/4 view, it all starts to make sense.
The Hyundai i-oniq probably isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste, and personally I’ve got a few issues with the uninspiring front end which could do with a revisit from a designer’s pen. But on the whole it’s quite a nice looking bit of kit. If you prized off the Hyundai badge at the front, I bet there’s very few people who would guess the car came from a budget Korean manufacturer.
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If you like your coupes quirky and affordable, then the Hyundai Veloster should definitely be on your shortlist. If you also like your quirky and affordable coupes to be turbocharged, then the new Veloster Turbo should be top of your list. While the full details of the Veloster Turbo are still a few hours away from being released – due when the car makes its entrance at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – the important numbers have been announced.
Powering the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is a 1.6 litre engine, the same as that found in the standard car, but thanks to a fairly hefty turbo the power output has been increased from 138 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm, to a more healthy 201 horsepower. The torque number has also had an appropriate rise, climbing from 123 lb-ft, to 196 lb-ft.
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Today, at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India, Hyundai pulled the covers off their latest concept vehicle. The Hyundai Hexa Space HND-7 concept is a multi-purpose vehicle which the company says; “revolutionizes the use of interior space”. In terms of overall excitement the concept ranks fairly low on the scale. But in in practical terms it’s near the top of the class, thanks to a multitude of full-size seats and a versatile configuration.
The Hyundai Hexa Space concept features eight slim, hexagonal shaped (hence the ‘Hexa’ name) seats that are arranged in an offset manner, maximizing internal space while minimizing vehicle width. From honeycombs to architecture, the hexagon is known as an optimum shape for space efficiency.
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Today Hyundai has provided the world with its first image of their latest concept car. The car, named the i-oniq, will be used to showcase the next evolution of the company’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design ethos. The Hyundai i-oniq was developed at the company’s European research and development facility in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
In describing the Hyundai i-oniq concept, Thomas Bürkle, Hyundai’s top designer in Europe, said: “Two strong arched curves define the silhouette of i-oniq, creating a playful contrast between the sharp character lines and soft but muscular features.”
More information about the Hyundai i-oniq will be revealed ahead of its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.
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The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a fine vehicle by anyone’s standards. It’s front-engine RWD configuration appeals to sports car purists around the world, and the fact its engine options – either the 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder or the 3.8 litre V6 – can be modified innumerable ways is the cherry on top.
At this year’s SEMA Show there were several modified Genesis Coupes on show. But this one, developed through a joint effort between Hyundai America Technical Center Inc, Magnuson Products, Rhys Millen Racing, Harman International and Torvec Inc, was one of the more interesting.
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