Hyundai HND-9 concept

These design sketches are of the Hyundai HND-9 concept, which the Korean firm is bringing to this year’s Seoul motor show at the end of the month. The name refers to the ninth concept from Hyundai’s Namyang, Korea R&D centre.

While the Detroit-debuting HCD-14 concept previewed the next-gen Hyundai Genesis in a sleek four-door coupe form, this one previews a “next-generation luxury sports coupe” – it must be the next Genesis Coupe, then.

Hyundai HND-9 concept

The concept’s engine, a turbocharged 3.3 litre GDI unit, feeds 370 hp to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto ‘box. Whether this powertrain will carry forward to the production Genesis Coupe or not is yet to be confirmed, but it seems realistic enough a setup. Hyundai does not say how many cylinders the engine has, but it’s most probably a V6.

An evolution of the ‘Fluidic Sculpture‘ design philosophy, the concept features butterfly doors and classic coupe proportions thanks to its long bonnet, raked windscreen, tapering roofline and muscular rear haunches. Those are some interesting-looking quad tailpipes, too. More to be uncovered when the covers come off!