2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: Hyundai premieres the Vision G concept
Hyundai has unveiled its Vision G concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. This concept highlights Hyundai's future design philosophy and also their technological developments. On the outside, the Hyundai Vision G gets muscular bulges all around to go with the overall aggressive look. Hyundai says, "The long hood, high-beltline and understated cabin present an appearance of tension, like a loaded slingshot."
"Vision G is the first high-end premium coupe by Hyundai Motor. Despite its bold and powerful styling, the concept is purposefully understated, creating a balance of opulence and elegance that will resonate with customers who seek style without pretention," said Peter Schreyer, the president and chief design officer of Hyundai Motor Company. "Vision G represents a fresh interpretation of Hyundai Motor's characteristic approach of balancing design and performance, expressed in a way that isn't overburdened with glitz and stereotypical luxury cues," he added.
The interior features a very simple yet elegant layout with a mix of wood, leather, display units and no physical buttons. The Vision G previews Hyundai's Remote Wheel in the centre console and a curved display unit. The Remote Wheel is a semi-sphere touchpad that supports touch and gesture interaction which can be used to browse through the information on the curved display located in the centre of the dash. The information on the curved display can be moved to the instrument cluster and vice-versa depending on the driver's preferences.
The Vision G gets Hyundai's 5.0-litre Tau V8 engine that is capable of 420PS and 519Nm of torque. This engine features high-pressure direct injection, an optimised intake runner, enhanced timing chain, a low-torque exhaust manifold, increased compression ratio and upgraded multiple-injection mapping. Additionally, the Vision G will get automatic doors, an autonomous driving system and a driver state monitoring function.
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HYUNDAI MOTOR'S VISION G COUPE CONCEPT PREVIEWS DESIGN EVOLUTION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
|High Wycombe, 15 September 2015 - Hyundai Motor presents the 'Vision G' Coupe Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, an evolution of its design language that will inspire a family of future premium products. The concept demonstrates Hyundai's passion for performance and luxury, while also showcasing advanced connectivity and future control technologies. "Vision G is the first high-end premium coupe by Hyundai Motor. Despite its bold and powerful styling, the concept is purposefully understated, creating a balance of opulence and elegance that will resonate with customers who seek style without pretention," said Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Company. "Vision G represents a fresh interpretation of Hyundai Motor's characteristic approach of balancing design and performance, expressed in a way that isn't overburdened with glitz and stereotypical luxury cues." During the design process, a unique collaboration was made between Hyundai Motor creative teams in North America, Asia and Europe.The notion of 'chivalry' was a key inspiration to the design teams who made efforts to ensure the car would be noticed and respected, without being excessively exuberant. This respectful approach is evident throughout the car, for example, the automatic door acts like a valet, while recognising the self-sufficiency of the driver. A sense of the car's performance capabilities is created by clever treatment of the concept's exterior. The long hood, high-beltline and understated cabin present an appearance of tension, like a loaded slingshot. "Vision G appears dynamic and in constant motion even when standing still, this anticipation of action reflects the confidence we have in the future direction of luxury Hyundai Motor vehicles," said Christopher Chapman, Head of Hyundai Design Centre in North America. "Making an emotional connection with our customers is of huge importance to Hyundai Motor, the design of Vision G makes this connection in a bold, respectful and premium way." The underlying idea of respectful luxury flows into the interior, underscored by simplicity and a sense of calm. The introspective design ensures the driver is ensconced in a relaxing, non-glitzy environment, with effortless luxury provided by the natural, warm wood and leather. At the heart of Vision G is the award-winning 5.0-litre 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 in 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 optimised intake runner, enhanced timing chain for reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), a 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. Vision G is also a reference point for the newest Hyundai Motor technologies, providing customers with maximum comfort and enjoyment while causing minimal distraction. The most notable features are the central control panel 'Remote Wheel' and curved display. The 'Remote Wheel' is an ergonomically designed semi-sphere haptic touchpad installed in the centre console. It offers intuitive touch and gesture interaction and responds to a simple wave of the hand, minimising driver distraction. Vision G is equipped with a curved display on its centre fascia, delivering information rich in detail. By removing all physical buttons, Vision G presents a simple and intuitive overall cabin ambience. The driver's preferred display content is freely interchangeable between cluster and centre fascia, helping them keep their eyes on the road. All of Hyundai Motor's latest intelligent and safety functions including Autonomous Driving System and Driver State Monitoring are intuitively and thoroughly implemented within Vision G.|
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