Hyundai Motor’s Vision G Coupe Concept Makes its Chicago Debut
- Dynamic while standing still concept in Chicago
- Reference point for new technologies
CHICAGO, February 12, 2016 - Hyundai Motor will lift the curtains on its “Vision G” Coupe Concept at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show to showcase an evolution of its design language made to inspire a family of future premium products. The concept demonstrates Hyundai’s passion for performance and luxury, while simultaneously featuring advanced connectivity and control technologies.
“The beauty of Vision G is that it 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 Genesis vehicles,” said Andre Hudson, Design Manager, Hyundai Design North America. “We’re excited to see Vision G make an emotional connection with Chicagoans, it’s of huge importance to us, and the design of Vision G will make this connection in a bold, respectful, and premium way.”
“More people attend the Chicago Auto Show than any other in the country,” said Dave Sloan, CATA President and Auto Show General Manager. “We’re excited ‘Vision G’ will meet our large crowd and make just its second appearance at a North American show.”
The large crowd will see a concept that resulted from a collaboration of Hyundai Motor creative teams in North America, Asia and Europe. The design team used ‘chivalry’ as a key inspiration to ensure Vision G grabbed ones attention and commanded respect, but without finding it excessive or exuberant. This approach is evident throughout the car.
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 uses high-pressure direct injection to produce impressive power yet emit low emissions and perform efficiently. Ward’s added the Tau V8 engine family to its prestigious Ten Best Engines list three times. The latest version of the Tau V8 comes with several updates:
- Optimized intake runner
- Enhanced timing chain which reduces noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)
- Low-torque exhaust manifold
- Increased compression ratio
- Upgraded multiple-injection mapping.
These enhancements combine to produce a flatter torque curve at lower rpm for even better drivability.
Come to Chicago to see the Vision G, a reference point for the newest Hyundai Motor technologies.