Hyundai shows off 'respectful' luxury concept coupe

By CARSIFU | 12 August 2015

LOS ANGELES:  Hyundai Motor America has previewed the “Vision G” Concept Coupe, the South Korean car maker's inspiration for its family of future premium products that promise luxury, performance and style.

“The concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai design studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the US,” 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.”

The exterior styling of the concept,  previewed to the media at  the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is highlighted by a long hood, high-beltline and a cabin that presents a slingshot-like appearance.

Vision G Coupe Concept

The underlying idea of respectful luxury flows into the interior, underscored by elegant lines and finishes.

The heart of “Vision G” is the award-winning 5.0-litre Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 519Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The Tau V8 engine family has been named to Ward’s prestigious Ten Best Engines list three times. With high-pressure direct injection for impressive power, low emissions and superb efficiency, this latest version of the Tau V8 benefits from an optimised intake runner length, enhanced timing chain for reduced friction and NVH, low-torque exhaust manifold, increased compression ratio and upgraded multiple-injection mapping. These enhancements combine to produce a flatter torque curve at lower rpm for even better driveability.

“Vision G” will next be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Aug 16.