Another concept vehicle which made it’s debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept, a three-door compact SUV looking like it was fishes straight out of the Alien series of movies.

Hyundai used a tough safety cage concept (ala smart) to build the HCD10 Hellion Concept, using three ultra-lightweight structural ribs to create the HCD10 Hellion’s safety cage. These ribs connect to a suspended surfboard-shaped spine. This is probably what contributed to the car’s pretty much organic look.

The Hyundai HCD10 Hellion Concept was also designed not just too look tough, but act tough. Hyundai designed it to be a proper offroader, with short overhangs to allow more aggressive approach angles. The car has a removable canvas soft-top roof, but even though removed, the passangers are protected by some kind of cross bar.

The HCD10 Hellion Concept is painted with a paint scheme called Dakar Gold, to honor the famous Paris-Dakar 4WD rally and it’s influence on it’s design. Wheels are huge 20-inch aluminium 2-piece wheels, and are Teflon-coated for hardiness against tough environments.

On the interior, the same organic-looking ribs that are apparent from the outside are also visible on the inside, giving the occupants a sense of safety. An overhead console is suspended, which houses integrated interior lighting and a drop-down LCD monitor for rear-seat entertainment.

Enough about the looks – this concept is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 CRDi engine making 236 horsepower and 450Nm of torque.

More photos and detailed specs after the jump.



The HCD10 Hyundai Hellion is equipped with next-generation technology including:

· Electronic Stability Control
· Shift-by-Wire Transmission
· Wireless Internet
· Navigation
· Adaptive Cruise Control


Configuration: All-wheel drive, 2+2 three-door sport crossover utility vehicle
Wheelbase: 2555 mm. (100.6 in.)
Overall Length: 4171 mm. (164.2 in.)
Overall Height: 1559.3 mm. (61.4 in.)
Overall Width: 1890.4 mm. (74.4 in.)
Track, f/r: 1542 mm. (60.7 in.) / 1542 mm. (60.7 in.)

Wheels: 20-in. aluminum 5-spoke design with Teflon® coating
Tires: P275/55 R20
Engine: 3.0-litre V6 Common-rail Diesel producing 236 horsepower Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Suspension: Fully independent front and rear
Exhaust: Dual chrome tips
Exterior: Dakar Gold paint scheme
Interior: Black Desert Night with glossy white accents and matte aluminum details
Special Features: Removable sliding soft top and tilt front hood

Source: Hyundai Motor America