While you’re hunched over your computer next week, eagerly anticipating the next car to debut at the New York Auto Show, you may miss an important concept coming from the Seoul Motor Show going on at the same time. There, Hyundai will be introducing its HND-9, a precursor to the next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Calling the Hyundai HND-9 an evolutionary design of its “fluidic sculpture” philosophy, the rear-wheel-drive coupe shows a large, sporty, and luxurious design is likely in order for the Genesis Coupe’s future. So, no, Hyundai won’t be chasing the Scion FR-S anytime soon.
And that’s even more evident by way of its stats: a turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 pumps out 370 horsepower to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. If that engine sounds familiar, the turbocharged 3.3-liter first showed up in the 2011 Kia GT sports sedan concept.
Set to debut on Hyundai’s March 28 press day, the HND-9 shows off what’s likely to come from the Korean automaker. Hyundai has two concept lines: HCD and HND. Looking back at the HCD concepts through the years, short for Hyundai Concept Design, none have made it to production. On the other hand, the HND cars have spawned the Hyundai Tucson and Veloster, among others.
We’re thinking minus the flip-up doors and some other outlandish cues, look for this car to hit showrooms in the next few years.