Timing could not have been better. Not long after the first official pictures of the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept ware made public, the Korean carmaker revealed a lot of interesting and spicy details on the large executive saloon study. Anyway, the model was revealed for the first time at the 2013 Auto Show held in Detroit now.
As expected, the model previews a lot of future design elements that will be available on the upcoming 2014 Genesis mid-size saloon, but also on different other Hyundai models. As we can all see in the photo gallery below, the dominant element is the 5-bar brushed metal grille, but it is not all. The new model also boasts rear-hinged rear doors with a single brushed aluminum hinge articulating diagonally easing the access in the car for the passengers. The production version of the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis will not have the rear-hinged doors and the gaping grille, or at least this is what we are all hoping for. The design is fluid and it will probably ditch the 3-box body work for a more tapered red end. The interior presented here will be modified for sure.
The model receives power from an already existing 5.0-liter V8 engine that features direct injection and dual continuously variable valve timing paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that sends power to the rear wheels. The Genesis and the Equus now deliver a 9 % retail market share in their premium segment, higher than the 5 % retail share Hyundai brand achieves in the overall industry, according to president and CEO Hyundai Motor America, John Krafcik. The success of the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept was obtained thanks to the focus of the team on driving dynamics and technology. Well everybody, this is all for the moment on the matter, but do not go very far.
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