Hyundai has revealed the “Vision G” Concept Coupe, which the Korean carmaker says will serve as “inspiration” for its family of future “luxury” car models.
“The concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai design studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the U.S.,” said Peter Schreyer, Hyundai’s president and chief design officer. “The design is our interpretation of the idea that Hyundai breathes into all of its vehicles – a DNA that 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.”
During the design process, the designers say they centred their work on the notion of “chivalry” and subsequently developed a philosophy of what they call “respectful luxury”.
The exterior styling of the concept is marked by a long hood, high-beltline and a cabin described as having a “slingshot-like” appearance. “In keeping with a design that speaks to the owner rather than ‘the spectators’ who might see the car on the road, Vision G appears dynamic and in constant motion,” said Christopher Chapman, head of Hyundai’s U.S. design centre and leader of the coupe’s design team.
Powering the Vision G is a 5.0-litre V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The Vision G will next be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this coming weekend in Monterey, California.