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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept makes world debut
The world debut of the HCD-14 Genesis has given Hyundai a whole new niche. Hyundai does have luxury offerings in its line-up and while the HCD-14 Genesis is a luxury product, it also features a 5.0-litre direct injection V8 petrol engine and has been designed with driver focus in mind.
Hyundai asserts that the HCD-14 Genesis is a luxury performance car with technology to ensure a lively experience behind the wheel.
“We instilled HCD-14 Genesis with a premium-sport 4-door coupe road presence,” said Christopher Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America. “Its sleek and lightweight silhouette does not punish the wind, but uses fluidic precision with dramatic surfacing that conveys natural restraint. Inside, a driver-centric cockpit prioritises dramatic sculpture over infotainment button overload. Laminated and milled-wood detailing delivers a fresh, topographical map-like visual interest throughout the cabin-length centre console.”
With its fluidic design, short overhangs, large diameter wheels and sharply tapered greenhouse, the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis’ performance oriented intentions are clear. Its rear hinged rear doors that open backwards allow more comfortable ingress and egress to enhance the luxury aspect of the vehicle.
Inside the cabin, there are four well padded bucket seats with a centre console separating the two sides of the performance luxury sedan. The driver focused dashboard has an asymmetrical layout that separates driving functions from passenger comfort functions.