Hyundai has released this striking new concept, called the HCD-16 Vision G Coupe Concept, ahead of its full reveal at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance show.

The concept, which features a long bonnet, high sill and dramatic lines, “balances design and performance with the idea that you don’t need to be over the top in terms of glitz and stereotypical luxury cues” according to Peter Schreyer, Hyundai-Kia design chief.

Powering the concept is a 5.0-litre V8, producing 420bhp and 383lb ft of torque. Along with this comes a system that opens the doors for the driver, a system that, according to Hyundai, is an example of 'respectful luxury'.

The entire car has been based around the notion of ‘chivalry’, which Hyundai believes to mean that ‘one doesn’t need to shout to be noticed or respected’.

Schreyer went on to state “the concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the U.S”. The ‘HCD’ moniker applied to the concept stands for Hyundai California Design, reiterating what Schreyer said about the location of the design studios.

The Vision G will be fully revealed to the public at the Pebble Beach show on August 16th in Monterey, California. This early ‘teaser’ was shown to a select group of media at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this week.

According to Hyundai, the Vision G Concept is ‘an inspiration for its family of future premium products that promise luxury, performance and style’.

Daljinder Nagra


August 12, 2015