Hyundai HCD-14 Concept Teased Ahead of Detroit, Previews Next-Gen Genesis

By Matthew Askari | January 07, 2013
Hyundai let it slip during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show that it would preview a "large luxury sedan concept" at Detroit, and today that is confirmed via a teaser image. Hyundai is dubbing the concept the HCD-14, for the fourteenth vehicle to come out of the Hyundai California Design center. The sleek sedan echoes Audi's popular A7 in the image, which is--as far as we're concerned--a very good thing. From the image it appears the B-pillar is blacked out, to give the sensation of an elongated, seamless window, instead of front and rear windows. The rims appear to be a five-spoke design, and the headlights are outlined by an LED strip. It's likely that mirrors on the production model would be larger, and the roofline would be a little higher. But it's clear that HCD-14 represents Hyundai's newer, "Fluidic Precision" design language. Hyundai has said Fluidic Precision continues the Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy, but dials it back a notch, offering a more tailored aesthetic. The Hyundai Genesis first debuted in 2008, and is due for a redesign. We expect the HCD-14--or something mirroring the HCD-14--to be the next Hyundai Genesis. Check back next week for photos from the 2013 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit.
Source: Hyundai