The two-seat HCD-1 sports car combines retro styling with advanced technology and high performance. It is powered by a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC engine capable of producing 150 horsepower. Safety features abound, from dual airbags (a sophisticated option at the time this car was unveiled) and disc brakes on all wheels to antilock brake and traction control systems. The removable Targa roof covers a power rear(glass) window that can be completely retracted. The unique styling approach is bold and exciting, with a muscularity reminiscent of the human form. The anti-cab-forward design on a classic speedster blends a retro feel with an aggressive stance.
A thrill to drive, the HCD-1 starts out as an impressive sports car. The basic package includes a short overhang, rounded wheel arches over large wheels and a uniquely designed trunk that can be loaded with items. This high-performance, singularly styled sports car boasts a host of advanced features.
A neo-classic roadster that will thrill any auto buff who wants to relive yesteryear.
- Seats for two
- 3-box Targa body
- Completely retractable rear glass window
- Disc brakes on all wheels, with traction control and anti-lock brake systems
- Dual airbags
- Completely independent suspension front and rear
- P245/45-17 tires mounted on light alloy wheels
- All-wheel drive
2 vibration-damping balance shafts; 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC engine with aluminum heads and block, variable valve system and 150hp output.
The HCD-2 is equipped with a 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC engine that cranks out 150 horsepower and high torque, even at low rpm in 4-wheel drive. Safety features include dual airbags up front, anti-lock brake system, traction control system and disc brakes on all four wheels. In a complete departure from conventional body design concepts, the boldly styled HCD-2 exudes muscularity. A short overhang, large wheels, large wheel arches and an anti-cab-forward design combine to make a great-looking sports car. Meanwhile, the interior is loaded with extras that include a premium audio system, self-regulating climate control system, electronic chrome mirror that automatically adjusts to the reflection factor, and a cellular phone.
Muscular design and short overhang, big wheels and large wheel arches exude the styling of a classic sports car. This unique coupe is also built to perform.
- Uniquely shaped seats for three
- Progressive and muscular shape
- Disc brakes on all wheels, supported by ABS and traction control system
- P245/45-17 tires mounted on alloy wheels
- Dual airbags
- AM/FM radio with digital compact cassette player
- 150hp, 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC engine with variable valve timing system
The California Design Studio completed the technical and artistic design work for the HCD-3 after a year of research. Hyundai engineers made a radical departure from conventional automotive design concepts to craft a bold styling statement. The 4-seat HCD-3 has dual airbags in the front and comes with an anti-lock brake system. Placed in the centre of the gauge cluster, the computer-controlled Navitac displays the driver's desired destination on-screen with the press of a button. It is also equipped with an advanced car audio system, CD player, heater and air conditioner. The HCD-3 is powered by a 2,000cc, 16-valve DOHC turbo engine that can generate up to 240 horsepower.
A switch adjusts the suspension system height and cushion strength to fit the road conditions. Thus, the ride remains equally enjoyable on paved roads and rugged off-road terrain.
- Adjustable height suspension
- Navigation system
- Convertible top
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Folding rear window
(combination SUV, sports car, station wagon and minivan)
The HCD-5 was developed by the Hyundai California Design Studio as a 4-seat multi-purpose sedan with an emphasis on station wagon and SUV functions. Powered by a 2.7-liter V6 engine, this crossover car combines the advantages of an SUV and a sedan, and exudes both a retro and sporty feel. There is no B pillar, so the doors open wide to the left and right for easy entry and egress. The A and C pillars are also made as slender as possible so that the driver's view is left unobstructed. The interior is divided into three spaces. The driver's space features mobile office functions with online access. The back seat is fashioned for ease and comfort, while the roomy rear space is for carrying leisure items.
Hyundai, the car company with a reputation for making high-value cars affordable, has aimed its sights at the two-seat roadster market. Making its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show (February 2001) is the new, Hyundai HCD-6 roadster, dubbed the "affordable exotic car." "This concept car provides a strong indication of where Hyundai is going in the sporty car market," said David Weber, Vice President, Marketing at Hyundai Motor America. " The HCD-6 is a car that is fun to drive, fun to look at and fun to own. When you can just look at a car and have it put a smile on your face, it's a winner." The Hyundai HCD-6 is aimed at those drivers who are young at heart and use their vehicles as an expression of freedom. "We feel the HCD-6 will appeal to young people and to baby boomers who enjoy driving with the wind in their hair." Weber added.
The Hyundai HCD-6 Roadster was styled by the talented team at the HATCI California Design studio in Fountain Valley, California, located near the famed shores of Newport Beach. The two-seat open top roadster has many unique design features including detached, floating front and rear carbon fiber bumpers, a clear, see-through engine cover and high-mount exhaust. "The most striking feature is a deeply sculpted side air intake system," said HCD Senior Designer Dragan Vukadinovic who led the exterior design team on the HCD-6. "The entire side of the car serves as ducting to the engine. This design also improves aerodynamics by taking normally turbulent wheel well air, smoothing it out and using it for engine cooling.
The HDC-8 is the first concept vehicle to come from Hyundai's $30 million Design and Technical Center in Irvine, California.
The Hyundai HCD8 sports tourer was designed to address the sporty car market and still meet the values and needs of today's consumer. The design team used marketing research from Hyundai Motor America to design a sporty vehicle that offers more flexibility, more usable space and easier access for passengers and cargo.
Highlighting the exciting design elements is the Ballistic Yellow tri-color paint from Nippon. The body color is complemented with anthracite color ground effects trim and road wheels. The exterior trim is polished nickel. The interior is finished with two-tone Vapor Gray leather seating surfaces accented by wood flooring and wood and aluminum accented steering wheel rim and shift lever knob. The aluminum trim is accented with a nickel finish.
To increase accessibility to the rear seat, the design team lengthened the door apertures and by increasing the height of the rear profile and optimizing storage space, they were also able to add interior utility. The designers also stretched the Day Light Opening (DLO -- a designer's term for the side glass) for increased side and rear visibility. They also increased the wheelbase by 100mm (in the dash-to-axle dimension) to achieve classic sports car proportion. Overall, the styling combines soft flowing surfaces with crisp, taut lines.
The HCD-8 with its supercharged 2.7-liter V6 engine, 6-speed manual transaxle and tuned dual exhaust provides performance to match its styling. For real world driving, the driver can adjust the ride height a total of four inches through the air suspension. The vehicle can sit low for high-speed touring or can be raised to handle inclement weather, avoid parking wheel stops, handle a car wash or any other situation where additional ground clearance is needed.
- Configuration: Front-drive, two-door sports tourer
- Wheelbase: 2633mm (103.6-in.)
- Overall Length: 4326mm (170.3-in.)
- Overall Height: 1339.5mm (52.7-in.)
- Overall Width: 1822mm (71.7-in.)
- Engine: Supercharged 2.7-liter, DOHC V6
- Transmission: 6-speed manual transaxle
Unlike a traditional sporty coupe, Talus can traverse steep driveways, potholes or two-track access roads thanks to its increased ground clearance. Talus also offers the performance of optional 4WD to assist in applying horsepower to the pavement or for added confidence in inclement weather. The increased ride height also improves visibility, giving the driver the ability to see and anticipate the road ahead. Talus includes interior room for four adults, plus cargo space for that impromptu weekend getaway. More space, ease of access and the benefits of a commanding ride height are unique advantages Talus brings to the sporty car market.
A sophisticated 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to fit the demands of performance-oriented consumers.
The powerful curves and surface detail of Talus come from the same underlying inspiration that guided the all-new Santa Fe. Talus shares a similar assertive expression in its front grille, headlamps and bodyside feature lines with its cousin, the 2007 Santa Fe. The hood forms are confident, emphasizing an extremely powerful V8 engine underneath.
An arcing roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight the exterior profile and emphasize the car's broad shoulders and wide sporty stance. Talus sits on 22-inch polished aluminum deep-dish wheels.
Access into Talus' richly appointed cabin is made easier through its pillarless aperture supported by front-hinged doors and rear-hinged jump doors. The solenoid door release is integrated into the B-pillar allowing for a sculpturally clean bodyside. There is a balance between passion and functionality at the rear of the vehicle. The undulating beltline adds intrigue while enhancing outward visibility for both the rear passengers and driver. A power clamshell hatch opens to a spacious cargo area and allows easy access from the rear and sides of the vehicle. The dual exhaust tips are integrated into the rear fascia repeating the design theme of the fog lights up front.
The HCD-9 Talus concept is captivating and luxurious on the inside while providing great passenger and cargo versatility. The cascading metallic trim on the center console invites you to enter the Talus and explore the details and craftsmanship that were exclusively tailored into the interior. Blue LED lighting adds a harmonious ambience throughout the interior day or night. The rear seats fold flat and there is a covered storage locker beneath the typical load floor for additional cargo space.
- Configuration: Rear-drive, 2 2 sports coupe
- Wheelbase: 2800 mm. (110.2 in.)
- Overall Length: 4667 mm. (183.7 in.)
- Overall Height: 1578 mm. (62.1 in.)
- Overall Width: 1932 mm. (76.1 in.)
- Engine: 4.6-liter 32-valve V8 engine producing an estimated 340 horsepower
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic transaxle
NEOS 3 offers the utility of a 4WD, but thanks to its unibody construction and opulent appointments, it retains the feel of a luxury sedan.
The sleek, aerodynamic exterior looks as impressive as it performs. Spindle-shaped character lines run the length of the car adding an innovative design touch. Door-integrated side mirrors auto-dip in reverse gear and help improve downward visibility. NEOS' rear aerodynamic design minimizes the drag coefficient while keeping the bodywork simple and clean.
The front grille and headlights incorporate advanced features for safer driving. These include pre-crash sensors and proximity control using Extended High Frequency radar. Forward cameras provide extended visibility to the left and right. Headlight-integrated technologies include an infrared night vision system plus adaptive front lighting that automatically directs the headlight beam in the steering direction.
Inside, the large display is packed with information technologies, while control switches are clustered in the center console. Under the hood is a newly developed 4.6-liter 32-valve V8 engine mated to an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic gearbox.
NEOS' interior features a three-zone design. The front seats are the "excitement zone" for pure driving enjoyment. Second-row seats are the "comfort zone" for enjoying travel as if being transported in a private jet. The third-row seats are the "versatile zone" that accommodate both passengers and luggage. Adding a new dimension to the vehicle interface is a Heads-Up Display and a trackball that offer centralized control of the climate regulation, navigation and entertainment systems. Readouts including night vision and rear camera images are displayed on a large 11-inch LCD screen in the center stack. A multi-meter module tracks critical vehicle functions allowing the driver to be constantly informed about vehicle status and driving conditions.
NEOS 3 Specifications
- Overall length x width x height: 196.06 x 77.17 x 65.9 inches
- Wheelbase: 117.52 inches
- Drive system: 4WD
- Engine: V8 DOHC 32 valves
- Transmission: Electronic 5-speed AT
Created at the Hyundai European Design Center in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt, Genus combines the sporting dynamism of a coupe with the versatility of a traditional wagon.
The dynamic five-door concept blends roominess and comfort with elegance and practicality. The Genus challenges the traditional compromise of vehicle choice faced by demanding modern lifestyles. It offers space and comfort, similar to a traditional wagon, but has an elegant, dynamic exterior.
The Rüsselsheim design team developed the Genus as a D-segment vehicle with a broad appeal to many target groups. Thus, with its multi-use concept the Genus can be used for work, shopping trips, family holidays as well as for numerous recreational activities.
A long wheelbase, reduced front and rear overhangs and a wide stance enable increased interior comfort and loading capacity without compromising the fundamental proportions inherent to a coupe. For maximum versatility, the floor features an integral hatch, which can be lifted to reveal a retractable bench seat. The bench extends out to rest over the trunk sill and together with a sliding deck that is concealed in the bumper, it forms a multi-use outside seating area. The sliding deck can also be used separately for transportation of bicycles and other sports equipment.
Due to an inset B-pillar, the side windows form a continuous line. They are fully retractable and together with a large panoramic glass roof enable multi-sensorial experiences normally associated with coupes and cabriolets.
The medium-size wagon is powered by a 2.2 liter Common-Rail Diesel engine ( CRDi ) and equipped with a 5-gear automatic transmission for a dynamic, yet comfortable and economic ride. The 4WD underlines the sporty character of the Genus.
The Genus' interior represents the concept of a versatile living space, a cocooning environment with a high beltline in which to feel safe and protected. In being surrounded by the rhythm of curved flowing volumes creating a sensory spirit, passengers will experience a relaxing environment. The cosseting wave inspired form of the seats provides an exciting invitation for occupants. Seeking to encapsulate passengers, an integrated supporting shell flows in a serene wavelike form, which is repeated in a perforated graphic on the seat upholstery. The shell embraces the seats and forms a visual alliance from the centre console to the integrated armrest.
- Configuration: 4WD, 2 2 coupe-wagon
- Wheelbase: 2,850 mm
- Overall Length: 4,750 mm
- Overall Height: 1,565 mm
- Overall Width: 1,870 mm
- Wheels: 20' aluminum
- Engine: 2.2 liter CRDi
- Transmission: 5-gear automatic
The Frankfurt Design Centre spent about three years (from 1996) and approximately 643,000 to develop the EURO-1. The open-top, 2-seat roadster is a classic sports car with 6-speed transmission. Aimed at the European market, the mid-engine EURO-1 has rear-wheel drive and a 2.0 beta power plant. The tailpipe is positioned in the middle, giving the rear a strong triangular look. The EURO-1 measures 3,725mm long, 1,760mm wide and 1,150mm high, and the wheelbase is 2,500mm. The platform is a honeycomb-sandwich structure of carbon fiber and epoxy material, so the main chassis weighs only 50 kilograms. The platform is light but extremely rigid. The driver shifts the gears of the 6-speed semi-automatic transmission by simply twisting on a lever attached to the steering wheel rim. Some of the gauges are placed on the door trim on the driver's side.
Embodying pure prestige and uncompromising luxury, the SLV (Super Luxury Vehicle) reaches for the pinnacle of the automaker's art and craft. For the VIPs, business tycoons and royalty of tomorrow, the SLV could well represent the ultimate in luxury motoring. With an overall 5630mm length, 1980mm width and 1580mm height, the SLV is able to offer a generously-sized interior which can do double duty as a fully functional mobile office or as a relaxation space. While the styling concept adopts the classic 3-box design, the lines and curves sweep dramatically to create a breathtaking futuristic silhouette with distinctive retro-styling elements that echo classic limousine design of years past. The SLV wears a fiber-reinforced polymer skin and features the fullest imaginable array of sophisticated convenience including a power-operated door, a rear-vision display system and state-of-the-art telecommunications.
Hellion's architecture was inspired by a tough, hardshell backpack that uses ribs to provide structural and visual strength. To support this, Hyundai used three ultra-lightweight structural ribs to create Hellion's safety cage. These ribs connect to a suspended surfboard-shaped spine. Hellion's ribcage not only provides protection for its occupants, but also adds visual rigidity and shape. By stretching the sheet metal skin away from the common body surface, the ribs give Hellion a new kind of organic ruggedness.
Performance had to equal the outspoken styling, so the Hyundai Hellion has been outfitted with an eco-friendly 3.0-litre V6 Common-rail Diesel engine (CRDi) with 236 horsepower and 332 lb.-ft. torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission to fit Hellion's performance demands. The Hellion also comes with 4WD, further underscoring the capability aspects of this CUV.
The HCD10 Hyundai Hellion is equipped with next-generation technology including:
- Electronic Stability Control
- Shift-by-Wire Transmission
- Wireless Internet
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Configuration: All-wheel drive, 2+2 three-door sport crossover utility vehicle
- Wheelbase: 2555 mm. (100.6 in.)
- Overall Length: 4171 mm. (164.2 in.)
- Overall Height: 1559.3 mm. (61.4 in.)
- Overall Width: 1890.4 mm. (74.4 in.)
- Track, f/r: 1542 mm. (60.7 in.) / 1542 mm. (60.7 in.)
- Wheels: 20-in. aluminum 5-spoke design with Teflon® coating
- Tires: P275/55 R20
- Engine: 3.0-liter V6 Common-rail Diesel producing 236 horsepower
- Suspension: Fully independent front and rear
- Exhaust: Dual chrome tips
- Exterior: Dakar Gold paint scheme
- Interior: Black Desert Night with glossy white accents and matte aluminum details
- Special Features: Removable sliding soft top and tilt front hood