This Stunning Coupe Is Hyundai's Ticket Into Pebble Beach

Previewing the company's quiet and elegant upmarket blitz.

Beating the rush by a few days, Hyundai has just unveiled the HCD-16 Vision G Coupe Concept ahead of its official Pebble Beach debut. Taking the company further into premium land, the Vision G Coupe Concept represents what Hyundai calls "'responsible and respectful' luxury." According to its designer, Peter Schreyer, the concept, which was designed in the company's California studio, represents "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."

There are also some neat gimmicks. For example, the "valet door" – which opens the driver's side door when the driver approaches. But most importantly, the concept contains design cues that could be implemented in the company's family of future premium products. It is highlighted by a long hood and high beltline. Inside, this design language carries on with an elegant interior with clear, simple design cues, a "slingshot-like" cabin, which Hyundai says makes the car seem in motion even when standing still and "speaks to the owner rather than the spectators." The "Vision G" is powered by an enhanced version of Equus and Genesis' 5.0-liter Tau V8, producing 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.

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