Hyundai unveiled its Vision G Coupe Concept in Los Angeles as a visual showing of the future design language for the brand. “The concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai design studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the U.S.,” said Peter Schreyer, Hyundai’s president and chief design officer.
The Vision G has all of the elements that make a car “classic” and carries a distinctively European flavor to its overall look. The wide, half-trapezoid grille, low hood with lines flowing up towards the windscreen, and peering headlights wrapping around thin-shouldered fenders are all very much like an Aston Martin, for example. The coupe’s body lines are very akin to what would be seen on a Mercedes-Benz and the clipped rear and heavy wheel arches in the quarter are much like a Jaguar. These elements might be similar to those other brands, but are not copies and are a new amalgamation for a look that, on the whole, is original and distinctive.
Aimed as a luxury offering, the Vision G Coupe Concept is very elegant.
The powerplant is another refined offering, we note. We’ll let Hyundai present that:
The heart of “Vision G” is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb. ft. 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 optimized 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.
The Hyundai Vision G is on display at Pebble Beach during the Concours d’Elegance this weekend.