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Hyundai HCD-14 concept previewed before Detroit debut

January 8, 2013

Hyundai has released a teaser image of a new concept car it plans to unveil at the 2013 North American International Auto Show next week. Called the Hyundai HCD-14, the concept showcases an elegant four-door coupe design.

The HCD-14 is likely to preview a new design language which could be used on Hyundai’s future premium vehicles, including the upcoming Hyundai Genesis sedan, adopting a modern four-door coupe layout.

From the image, you can see a long sweeping bonnet with smooth panel lines extending from front to rear wheel arch. The rear end previews a short overhang and hatch layout.

No specifications have been revealed at this stage, however, the concept does feature 3D gesture-based technology for in-car controls, as well as “spirited driving dynamics”.

It’s unknown if the concept will be pitched as a sports car, however, taking the design theme into account, it’s likely to be powered by a powerful yet fuel-efficient engine.

Stay tuned for more details from the Detroit show, starting January 14.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.