Hyundai HCD-14 concept teased ahead of Detroit Motor Show debut

This is the first teaser image of the Hyundai HCD-14 concept, set to be unveiled at next week’s 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, USA.

Details surrounding the car are scarce, but Hyundai says the concept “will give the automotive world a glimpse into future Hyundai premium vehicle design, advanced 3D gesture-based technology controls, and spirited driving dynamics.”

The reveal begins at 3pm Eastern Standard Time on 14th January and T W White & Sons will be covering the event to give you in-depth coverage of Hyundai’s new concept.

What we can see from the picture is that the Hyundai HCD-14 concept looks to be a sleek four-door luxury coupe, highlighted by the appearance of shut lines for both the front and rear doors, albeit with no handles immediately apparent.

This luxury saloon-cum-coupe sector of the automotive market has boomed in recent years, with all three of the big German premium manufacturers occupying the sector.

With Hyundai’s aspirational brand values and excellent ability to deliver supreme comfort, equipment and luxury for unrivalled prices the HCD-14 could move this on again.

The vehicle marks uncharted territory for the Korean brand and will move the marque into the luxury segment.

While quality will be at an all-time high for Hyundai in this area of the marketplace, the firm is sure to continue to offer excellent value for money, more than likely undercutting its rivals without any penalty on comfort, refinement, equipment, performance or efficiency.

With Hyundai confirming the brand will integrate the Google Maps smartphone app with its American Blue Link system recently, and showcasing its Connectivity concept, it’s certain the HCD-14 will be packed full of technology.

There’s no word on what range of engines might power the HCD-14 if it were to make production, but expect the firm’s 348hp 3.8-litre V6 from its American market Hyundai Genesis and Genesis Coupe to be in the frame – possibly even a range-topping 429hp 5.0-litre V8.

The firm’s 274hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine could power and entry-level version, while all three engines, if confirmed, will likely get tweaks to improve efficiency for the European sector.

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