2013 Detroit Auto Show: Hyundai HCD-14 Concept

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • Hyundai HCD-14 Concept Picture

    Hyundai HCD-14 Concept Picture

    This thing is bold in the metal. | January 14, 2013

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What Is It?
Hyundai HCD-14 Concept

What's Special About It?
Hyundai CEO John Krafcik doesn't practice the art of double-speak, nor does he mince words, so when he says — twice — that the Hyundai HCD-14 Concept is not the concept version of the next-generation Hyundai Genesis, we're going to believe him.

Still, we'd like it to be.

Instead, the HCD-14 simply previews Hyundai's future vehicle plans and offers "an indication of the focus we're placing on driving dynamics and technology," says Krafcik.

The HCD-14 concept is powered by a run-of-the-mill 5.0-liter Tau V8 and an eight-speed automatic ripped from the Genesis. Hyundai didn't steal any parts for the interior, though. The HCD-14 features a raft of unique human-machine-interface technologies including eye tracking and hand-gesture recognition. Hyundai says this is a more conversational, and thus more natural, way to control the car's features.

What Edmunds Says: A production version of the HCD-14 is a pipe dream, but we hope this general shape lives on.

Specifications:
Base Price: N/A
Engine: 5.0-liter V8
Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic
Power: 362 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel Mileage: N/A
Dimensions: N/A

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