Preview: Hyundai HND-9
One of the stars of the show is the Hyundai HND-9, a luxury coupe concept that gives a nod to the company’s future design direction. Bring it on, we say. The car, not the nuclear nonsense.
Butterfly doors, 22-inch wheels and rear-wheel drive tick all the gentleman racer boxes. The engine is a 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 petrol, with 365bhp to propel the HND-9’s 15-and-a-bit-feet-long body along the road. Not that you’ll ever see it on a road, of course.
Not to be outdone, sister company Kia revealed the Cub concept a compact four-door coupe-styled thing with rearward opening rear doors (like a Rolls Royce Phantom) and no B-pillars (like a Ford B-Max). Does anyone else think it looks a bit like what the Austin Allegro might have become if production had been handed to Audi at the end of the 70s? Anyone? No?