HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the most sporting offering to date from Hyundai.
Two powerful engines are offered for Hyundai's rear wheel drive coupe: a 274-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 348-horsepower, DOHC 3.8-liter V6. Depending on the engine chosen, six-speed manual, or eight-speed automatic transmissions are available. Automatic transmissions feature Hyundai's SHIFTRONIC paddle-shift technology. Standard wheels are 18-inch alloy and 19-inch alloy wheels are available. Driver interaction is intensified with a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Standard air-conditioning and front seats with lumbar support ensure passenger comfort. Traction control, stability control, seat-mounted side and overhead curtain airbags ensure the driver and passengers remain safe.
The Genesis Coupe receives some significant changes for the 2013 model year. The exterior now features standard LED taillamps and revised front and rear fascias. The interior includes a redesigned center stack, gauges and new sound systems. The 2.0-liter four cylinder sports a new twin-scroll turbocharger, while the 3.8-liter V6 gains direct-injection technology and an available eight-speed automatic
The Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept is a glimpse of what the next-generation Genesis luxury sedan might look like. Though the vertical front end and giant grille certainly look dramatic, it's unlikely to survive its first evaluation in a wind tunnel. Without a doubt, this thing is more of a classic concept car, the kind of design study that might influence a future product but probably won't be recognizable in the finished vehicle. The low, coupe-like roofline and rear-hinged doors just don't seem realistic. The 5.0-liter V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive? Well, you can probably count on that. Other distinguishing features include a center console that doubles as a partition of sorts. Hyundai says the car explores a new human/machine interface that employs a head-up display, driver eye tracking and hand-gesture recognition. Knowing the kind of hand gestures other automakers' new interfaces have inspired, we're not enthusiastic. The iPad storage slot in the center console seems a wiser idea. Hyundai says the HCD-14 uses optical recognition "to identify the driver and initiate the starting sequence." Turning a key and starting the car is so 1900s…
Hyundai creates a new vision for the future of the premium crossover and hints at a possible design direction for the next-generation Santa Fe with the Nuvis Concept. The Nuvis Concept also showcases Hyundai’s all-new proprietary Hybrid Blue Drive architecture. This system has an all-electric mode and a parallel drive mode, so that the wheels are turned by power directly from the gasoline engine of the electric motor, or both together, as conditions demand. And the Nuvis Concept uses lithium polymer batteries, which are more durable and space-efficient than current bulkier hybrid batteries.
Designed at Hyundai’s Design Center in Russelsheim, the QarmaQ is more than just a design concept: it can be seen as a proof-of-concept for over 30 technologies that will be incorporated into future Hyundai models. Each has a positive effect on safety, environmental impact, performance, or—In many cases—all three at once. The focus of these technologies is on lowering the vehicle’s weight without compromising other aspects of its performance, thereby reducing fuel consumption and reducing its carbon footprint. The QarmaQ is lighter yet stronger than any CUV currently available. The upper canopy uses a translucent composite covered by a glass skin for a 50% weight savings over glass alone. Composite body panels allow an Elastic Front safety system that reduces the chance of pedestrian injury. The composite materials are not only 50% lighter than steel, they can also be shaped in ways that conventional steel or glass panels cannot.