Hyundai Sonata (2005)

Hyundai Sonata (2005)
Hyundai Terracan (2005)

Hyundai Terracan (2005)
Hyundai Trajet (2005)

Hyundai Trajet (2005)
Hyundai Tucson (2005)

Hyundai Tucson (2005)
Hyundai Tucson V6 (2005)

Hyundai Tucson V6 (2005)
Hyundai Accent SR (2006)


Hyundai Accent SR

With the new Hyundai Accent due to be launched next year, Hyundai Motor Company elected to make a detailed exploration of the emotional, high performance and high tech potential of the new model. The result is the Hyundai Accent SR - a refined, exciting and forward-looking concept car which provides a fascinating glimpse of future possibilities in this class.

As a concept car, the Hyundai Accent SR is significant in demonstrating a new approach by Hyundai to a high-performance market segment which it has not corporately entered in the past. The internal designation of the car is SR and the chassis, engine and styling take the car firmly into up-market grand tourismo territory.

Exterior

The Hyundai Accent SR measures 4,035 mm (L) by 1,745 (W) and 1,470 (H). Integrated front, and rear roof spoilers, together with stylish deep sill side spoilers give it a distinguished and purposeful look. Much thought has been invested in the characteristic way in which the frontal treatment blends grille, headlight clusters, character lines and A pillars into a charismatic and powerful stance

The suspension is lowered and widened, and the car rides upon custom designed 18 inch alloy wheels with 225/40R profiled tyres. Extended wheel arches front and rear are unified by a strong shoulder line moulding, while side air vents draw cooling air into the rear wheel arches.

The rear treatment, blending the roof spoiler into the rounded hatchback top, features an extension of the lower side sills on either side of the aperture bearing the twin oval tailpipes. The rear passenger windows are also upswept to meet and compliment the rear spoiler line, evoking some of the greatest GT cars of all time. The result is attractively modern, well-tempered, aggressive elements. The clear lines and highly succinct outline are further highlighted by the use of pearl white paint, complemented by clear glass, black bezel and aluminium cylinder light clusters both front and rear.

Hyundai Arnejs Concept (2006)

Hyundai Arnejs Concept (2006)
Hyundai Getz (2006)

Hyundai Getz (2006)
Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept (2006)


Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept

The Hyundai Design and Technical Center and Hyundai Motor America presented the world debut of the HCD10 Hyundai Hellion concept during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Hellion is a compact three-door sport crossover designed with attitude and independence creating its unmistakable character.

"The HCD10 Hyundai Hellion was designed to appeal to a diverse individualist customer," said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center. "Mindset and attitude are becoming the modern way to define new market segments and we feel the Hellion concept will do that. Hellion brings a new attitude to the Hyundai family. It's the sibling who's a bit mischievous and always outspoken."

ARCHITECTURE

Hellion's architecture was inspired by a tough, hardshell backpack that uses ribs to provide structural and visual strength. To support this, Hyundai used three ultra-lightweight structural ribs to create Hellion's safety cage. These ribs connect to a suspended surfboard-shaped spine. Hellion's ribcage not only provides protection for its occupants, but also adds visual rigidity and shape. By stretching the sheet metal skin away from the common body surface, the ribs give Hellion a new kind of organic ruggedness.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

"The proportions of the HCD10 Hyundai Hellion make it look and feel tough," said Marc Mainville, senior designer at the Hyundai Design Center. "Short overhangs allow for excellent attack angles for off-roading and the skid plates, muscular wheel flares and tow hooks convey Hellion's strength."

Hyundai HCD9 Concept (2006)


Hyundai HCD9 Concept

DETROIT, Mich., January 8, 2006 - Hyundai Motor America today revealed the innovative HCD9 Talus, a 2+2 concept that previews the future of the sports car segment. Designed at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif., Talus made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show.

"The mission for Talus was to create a vehicle that would excite the inner passion of customers who haven't been able to justify parking a sports car in their garage," said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center. "It's for a person who has grown accustomed to the needs and benefits of an SUV, but desires the emotional gratification of sports car styling and performance."

CAPABILITY

Unlike a traditional sporty coupe, Talus can traverse steep driveways, potholes or two-track access roads thanks to its increased ground clearance. Talus also offers the performance of optional 4WD to assist in applying horsepower to the pavement or for added confidence in inclement weather. The increased ride height also improves visibility, giving the driver the ability to see and anticipate the road ahead. Talus includes interior room for four adults, plus cargo space for that impromptu weekend getaway. More space, ease of access and the benefits of a commanding ride height are unique advantages Talus brings to the sporty car market.

A sophisticated 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to fit the demands of performance-oriented consumers.