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Future cars: A look at Hyundai's concepts

Last updated on: January 25, 2013 15:00 IST

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Jyotsana Gupta


It is the season of concept cars in North America, where North American International Auto Show or NAIAS is in full swing for over 10 days.

Kicked off on the January 14 and scheduled to continue until the January 27, this year's show, just like every other year, has presented concepts that are simply out of the world.

Of the innumerable marvels that are walking the ramp everyday, the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept is among the cars that have captivated the onlookers.

But it's nothing new for the Korean car manufacturer, which has been coming up with breathtaking concepts for many years.

Let's look at some of Hyundai's concepts that would define future cars.

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Image: A computer-generated 3D image of a concept car by Hyundai.
Photographs: Courtesy, Hyundai Motor Company

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2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept

Donning an outfit that does not need more than a fleeting glance from its beholder to take their breath away, the HCD-14 Genesis Concept exudes pure royalty and irresistible charm from every inch of its structure.

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With state-of-the-art features like eye-tracking and gesture-based controls forming its major highlights, this extraordinary concept aims at giving a significant boost to the luxury sales of the Korean manufacturer.

The company, which already claims a major share in the luxury car markets of US, China and Middle East, plans on bringing these magnificent convenience features in its future launches.

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Image: Interior of HCD-14 Genesis.


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2012 Hyundai Hexa Space Concept

Hexa Space is a concept car from the Hyundai Motor Company that was unveiled for the first time in 2012 at the Delhi Auto Expo.

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Blessed with a brilliant design that features a wheelbase of just 9 feet and yet can accommodate a group of 8 quite comfortably, this fascinating ride is an exceptional blend of a crossover's dynamism with the spaciousness of an MPV.

Codenamed as HND-7, this crossover showcases the wonderful developments in Hyundai's distinctive 'Fluidic Sculpture' design trend.

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Image: Interior of Hexa Space.
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2011 Hyundai Blue2 Concept

Titled as Blue2 (pronounced as Blue Square), this particular concept from Hyundai made its debut at the 2011 Seoul Auto Show.

The name 'Blue2' is a combination of Hyundai's sub eco-brand 'Blue Drive' and the number `2' from H2, the symbol for hydrogen gas.

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The most striking feature of this mid-sized sedan is its fuel cell electric system - a first for the manufacturer from Korea.

As for the electrifying looks, the heavenly comforts, the fabulous performance and the over-the-top technology package that the ride offers, they are just added bonuses.

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Image: Interior of Hyundai Blue2.
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2010 Hyundai i-flow HED-7 Hybrid Concept

The first diesel-electric hybrid concept out of the esteemed stable of Hyundai Motor Company, the i-flow HED-7, first broke covers at the 2010 Salon International de L'Automobile in Geneva.

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Also known as the ix-onic, this concept car is everything that a gorgeous D-segment sedan should look like, but it does not miss out on any inherent traits of a compact 4x4 SUV either.

Just as contrasting as these characteristics sound, so does the car feel in reality - it puts together the exciting agility of a sedan with the intimidating strength of a sports utility.

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Image: Interior of HED-7.
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2009 Hyundai i-Metro Concept

With looks that suggest the car has walked straight out of one of those enthralling sci-fi movies of Hollywood, the Hyundai i-Metro Concept derives its inspiration from the many marvellous spacecraft that NASA has created over its long existence.

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Unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the entry-level hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle is innovation personified.

Keeping the urban youth in mind, Hyundai's Global Design team of Korea brought the ix-Metro, codenamed HND-5, to life so that it can go ahead and become the ultimate style statement that every youth of today aspires to master.

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Image: Interior of i-Metro.
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2008 Hyundai i-Mode Concept

A peek straight into the future is what the Hyundai i-Mode Concept brought the visitors at the Geneva International Motor Show back in 2008.

Defined by an unbelievably innovative design and seating concept, accentuated by a superb communication and entertainment package, this six-seater MPV is a dream come true for the digital generation of today.

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It features self-healing (small scratches melt in sun's heat) and lighter materials from Bayer MaterialScience AG, which are also eco-friendly.

Through the advanced multimedia and entertainment concept developed by LG electronics, the vehicle becomes an extension of the digital home, allowing passengers to stay connected, communicate and interact in the car and beyond.

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Image: Interior of i-Mode.
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2007 Hyundai i-Blue Concept

The Frankfurt Motor Show played host to yet another Hyundai Concept in 2007, which was known as the i-Blue.

Expert at putting together streams of design that are worlds apart from each other and yet fit perfectly like pieces of a puzzle, Hyundai's brilliant design team has blended together the opulence of a sedan with the practicality of a minivan.

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Fuelled with compressed hydrogen (700 bar) stored in a 115 litre tank, i-Blue is capable of running more than 600 km per refuelling and achieves a maximum speed of 165 kmph.

It is also is equipped with a state of the art human machine interface information system that presents a glimpse into the future of automobiles.

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Image: Interior of i-Blue.
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