Hyundai HND-9 Concept side

Next gen Genesis Coupe could be based on the Hyundai HCD-16

July 24, 2015

A new concept vehicle codenamed the Hyundai HCD-16 is confirmed to be launched by Hyundai next month.

A report by MotorAuthority states that the concept will be a two-door with a design inspiration reserved only for the company’s upmarket models.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will host the HCD-16 Concept’s unveiling on August 11, attended by Hyundai and Kia Design chief Peter Schreyer. The concept could also be shown at the prestigious 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the same week; however this has not been confirmed yet.

It is said that the design of the next generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe could be based on the HCD-16 Concept.

According to Hyundai the HCD-16 is handsome, gets dramatically proportioned wheels and features a sharply tapered profile. The concept will also feature a Virtual Valet Door System which essentially is automatic doors. A fuel efficient engine will be offered on the concept keeping in mind the trend of downsizing and minimalism.

Another Concept HND-9, was launched back in 2013 which was said to preview the Genesis Coupe. However Hyundai has repeatedly indicated that the next Genesis Coupe is set to be more premium and larger. As a part of the updates, it could get a V8 engine and a rear-wheel drive platform.

The report also suggests that the coupe could be more expensive, offering premium features looking to take on the likes of BMW 6 Series Coupe and the Mercedes E Class Coupe. The Genesis coupe may debut next year, suggesting that it will be in showrooms as a 2017 model.

[Source – MotorAuthority]

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