Hyundai followed up the Hyundai HCD-16 Vision G Coupe Concept with an updated version dubbed the ‘Genesis G concept”. We believe the new concept previews a future Genesis Coupe. Peter Scheyer, the automaker’s design chief revealed that the Vision G concept is meant to refocus Kia approach to making luxury automobiles. The automaker aims to balance design and performance such that you are not needlessly overcharged for stereotypical styling cues.
Hyundai goes on to claim that the Genesis Vision G concept is an inspiration for its future premium models that will offer an excellent combination of luxury, performance, style and value which is Hyundai’s main selling point. In its current form, the concept is not ready for production and the automaker will have to modify most of its design cues to make it production ready.
Genesis Vision G concept Exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Genesis Vision G concept is bold and brash. The concept features an exterior profile characterized with a long hood and a high beltline. At the front, the concept features a gigantic front grille flanked by headlights which have a swooping back design.
At the rear, the concept features an integrated spoiler on the trunk, stylish taillights and dual exhaust pipes. The concept has some odd features such as its door handles which are not even placed on the doors. The concept features automatic doors that are opened by pushing handle-like knobs which are located on the body panel behind the doors. This feature is innovative but it begs the question, why designs a door handle if it is not going to be on the door in the first place.
Genesis Vision G concept Interior
The interior of the Vision G concept is very luxurious. It features diamond- quilted leather upholstery on its seats as well as complementing wood accents. At the center of the dashboard, the automaker has mounted a large LCD screen which is used to control its infotainment system.
The concept also features a clear digital gauge cluster. Its clean layout helps make the interior more mature and gives it a distinctive class. The vehicle’ shifter, dashboard and steering wheel are also wrapped in leather. Other features include a 3-spoke steering wheel and a premium Lexicon sound system.
The new Genesis Vision G will share its drive-train with the 2017 Hyundai Equus which is the same engine on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. The engine is a 5.0 L, Tau V-8 which comes good with 420 hp at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. This engine has been featured on the Ward’s Ten Best Engines list for a third time now.
The engine features a high-pressure direct injection which results in impressive output, low carbon emission and excellent efficiency. The new engine features an optimized intake runner length and an enhanced timing chain which reduces friction and NVH.
It also features increased compression ratio, updated multiple-injection and low-torque exhaust manifold. When they are combined, these features help produce a flatter torque curve at a lower rpm which translates to better driving dynamics.
The concept was first unveiled at the Monterey Car Week. During its unveiling, the concept caused quite a stir with its athletic and posh exterior profile. In general, Hyundai really needs a halo car and the Genesis Vision G concept is a preview of how that car will look like.