Hyundai is thinking outside the box when it comes to its luxury offerings. The automaker just unveiled the Vision G Concept Coupe. And you have to wonder if it could just be a plan for an upcoming Equus or Genesis coupe, since Hyundai describes the concept as inspiration for its family of future premium products.
“The concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai design studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the U.S. The design is our interpretation of the idea that Hyundai breathes into all of its vehicles – a DNA that balances design and performance with the idea that you don’t need to be over the top in terms of glitz and stereotypical luxury cues,” says Peter Schreyer, Hyundai’s president and chief design officer.
The exterior follows the chivalrous mantra with a long hood, high beltline and Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille. The lines are smooth, long, and dramatic to give it Hyundai’s signature look of constant motion.
“In keeping with a design that speaks to the owner rather than ‘the spectators’ who might see the car on the road, Vision G appears dynamic and in constant motion. After all – and if all is right in the world – the only time an owner sees the exterior of the car is when it’s standing still,” says Christopher Chapman, head of Hyundai’s U.S. design center and leader of the coupe’s design team.
The doors automatically swing out as if by a ghost valet into a cabin with long smooth lines stretching from front to rear.
Open up the hood and you find the automakers 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine. It gives the car 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
As for whether the Vision G is more than a concept, and perhaps a plan for a new Equus or Genesis coupe, consider this. The Genesis received a redesign in 2014 without receiving a new coupe version. The Equus gets a redesign in 2016 and it will use the same Tau V8 engine that you find in the Vision G. So,
The Vision G will join a host of other luxury concept and classic cars this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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