Hyundai has been steadily moving upscale over the past few years, thanks to models like the Equus and Genesis Sedan. Just recently, the Korean brand once again flexed its luxury muscles with the reveal of the Vision G Concept Coupe to a small media group in LA.
This concept features all of the classic stylings cues of a luxury coupe, including its long hood, strong body lines that are not overbearing, and a sloped rear hatch. It’s almost hard to believe that this came from Hyundai.
While this model does carry the designation of “concept car,” it has a quite a production-ready design. Its front fascia is rather timid, save for the outermost styling of the apron, and its grille is nearly identical to that of the Kia K900. The hood and headlights also look as if they would move to production pretty easily.
From its profile, the only non-production items I see are the air vents behind the front wheels. These are larger than I would expect from a production Hyundai, but this is a minor details that the automaker can iron out easily.
Like the rest of the car, the rear end is pretty close to production ready, except the lower portion of the bumper. . Even the taillights, which are nothing like those any other Hyundai model, are simple and can easily make it to production with slight tweaks, like the addition of dedicated turn signals and reverse lights.
A huge selling point for the Vision G is the liftback rear end, which allows for easy storing of cargo or groceries
Inside the cabin is where things go a tad overboard. Not because it has funky seats or technology that isn’t available yet, but because it is on par with what one would expect from Rolls Royce or Bentley. The chances of Hyundai offering a rig with this sort of interior are slim to none, unless the Korean brand is looking to build a $100k-plus coupe that will take on the aforementioned brands. That’s a very unlikely scenario
If this concept spawns a production model, look for a more toned-down cabin.
What powers the Vision G Concept Coupe is a huge indicator that Hyundai may have production plans for this model. It features the brand’s existing 5.0-liter Tau V-8 that produces 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of twist. In the Equus, this V-8 offers plenty of oomph, getting the sedan to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The only issue is that is swallows gasoline at a rate of a gallon every 15 miles in the city.
Though Hyundai didn’t announce any production plans, I am curious if we are looking at the preview of an Equus Coupe. Only time will tell, so stay tuned.