RIDES: Hyundai ‘Vision G’ Concept Attempts ‘Respectful Luxury’

Aug 14, 2015

*See images of the Hyundai Vision G Concept Coupe in the clickable photo gallery below.

Hyundai Motor America revealed the “Vision G” Concept Coupe at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Aug. 16 in Monterey, California.

The concept was described as Hyundai’s inspiration for its family of future premium products that promise luxury, performance and style, according to the company.

“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 design is our interpretation of the idea that Hyundai breathes into all of its vehicles-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.”

During the design process, Hyundai’s team of designers centered their work on the notion of “chivalry,” a word they felt best defined the idea that one doesn’t need to shout to be noticed and respected, according to the company.

The Vision G Concept Coup was designed with the underlying idea of respectful luxury, according to Hyundai. One example-and a nod to the self-sufficiency of the driver-is a technology that automatically opens the car doors.

The exterior styling of the concept is highlighted by a long hood, high-beltline and a cabin that presents a slingshot-like appearance.

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.

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, according to Hyundai.