Hyundai sketches out HND-9 luxury sports coupe concept ahead of Seoul

Luxury Sports Coupe Concept HND-9

– The HND-9 hints at Hyundai’s next-generation luxury sports coupe design

– More details to be revealed at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show

March 21, 2013 – Hyundai Motor Company, the fastest-growing automaker by brand, today

unveiled exterior renderings of the ‘HND-9’, its latest luxury sports coupe concept.

The ‘HND-9’ represents an evolution of Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy. The

ninth concept model developed by Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center in Namyang, Korea,

the HND-9 features sophisticated details in every design element, reinforcing a premium look.

In particular, the HND-9, with its dramatic long hood and wheelbase, is a modern

reinterpretation of the elegant image of a classic premium sports coupe.

Fluidic yet sleek character lines that stretch from headlamp to trunk, voluminous, powerful car

body and a striking, wide hexagonal-shaped radiator grille underscore the high performance

image of the concept.

Furthermore, butterfly doors, spiral-shaped lines connected to the headlamp, softly glistening

silver coating, dual twin muffler and uniquely designed head and rear lamps give the car a

sleek futuristic look.

As a rear-wheel drive, high-performance sports coupe concept, HND-9 is equipped with 3.3-

liter turbo GDi engine and 8-speed auto transmission, delivering maximum output of 370ps.

The HND-9 is set to make its world debut during Hyundai’s press conference on March 28

at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show. More details of the concept’s design and its cutting-edge

technologies will be revealed at the show.

About Hyundai Motor

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozenauto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor — which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. — sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at

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