The Hyundai Motor Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and it is the largest car manufacturer in the country. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, it was the world's third-largest vehicle manufacturer by production volume in 2017, behind Japanese Toyota and German Volkswagen Group.
2021-04-16T10:06:00+01:00By Laura Burstein
The design team at Hyundai talk through the truck-CUV mashup – and explain why they aren’t apologising for taking risks
The spring edition of Interior Motives is out now featuring cutting edge design concepts and the newest production launches, with exclusive coverage of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Nio ET7, DS4, Mini Vision Urbanaut plus a deep dive into the future of screens and the latest colour and trim trends
2021-03-23T10:14:00+00:00By James McLachlan
Intergalactic, planetary, planetary…Hyundai’s Staria offers another dimension in the MPV cosmos
The Car Design News team, James McLachlan and Michael Nash, are joined by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig to discuss February in car design
The winter edition of Interior Motives is out now featuring cutting edge design and high-end materials, with exclusive coverage of the Mercedes Maybach S-Class, BMW iX, Maserati MC20, Hyundai Prophecy and more
2020-04-29T11:43:00+01:00By Jens Meiners
Surprise resignation at Hyundai: Luc Donckerwolke has resigned from his position as chief designer of the Group
In this livestream discussion, Geely’s Guy Burgoyne, SAIC’s Shao Jingfeng and Hyundai’s Simon Loasby discuss the measures they have and are taking to keep studios working during lockdown and how the Chinese and Korean studios are adapting to going back to work and what measures are in place.
2020-04-09T15:37:00+01:00By Michael Nash
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way millions around the world are living and working. In this series, Car Design News talks to the world’s leading designers about virtual car design, the challenges and the possibilities.
2020-03-04T14:40:00+00:00By Guy Bird
The Hyundai Prophecy concept has to be one of the (virtual) stars of the 2020 Geneva Motor (No) Show. A cursory glance at social media conversations – from grown-up experts, not trolls – reveals a stream of very positive comments, with favourable comparisons to the classic 1947 UrSaab and also modern-day Teslas, as well as perhaps a sprinkling of 70s Porsche 911 in the rear wing. None of which is to suggest this concept is derivative, but just confirms what we already suspected: that Hyundai’s current design team have good taste, a broad palette and an increasing licence to be creative.
2020-03-03T10:59:00+00:00By Car Design News
A striking concept from Hyundai – our design story is to follow – but here’s a video and gallery to whet your appetite
2020-02-18T10:24:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi
From the Winter 2019/20 edition of Interior Motives magazine: Simon Loasby and SangYup Lee talk Car Design News through the interior design of the electric Hyundai Concept 45
2019-11-05T10:02:00+00:00By Michael Gooderham
Hyundai, proud champions of hydrogen fuel cell technology, has unveiled a new ‘commercial mobility’ concept truck: the HDC-6 Neptune.
2019-07-30T17:20:00+01:00By Car Design News
CDN caught up with Hyundai’s VP of Styling at the Shanghai motorshow 2019 for a design walkaround of the cars on the stand. Simon (formerly at Bentley and VW) has been working in Shanghai since 2017 and led Hyundai China design until taking a global role this past spring
2019-07-22T13:37:00+01:00By Car Design News
“We are talking about partnerships, because OEMs cannot do everything by themselves”
2019-06-10T15:30:00+01:00By Car Design News
Our concept cars are important, of course, but they are only the visible tip of the iceberg in terms of our design work. Their function is to communicate our vision and to prepare the audience for the change that is coming. In 2019, we will show the first production cars that were initiated under the new design leadership, and there are a lot more on the way. They are evidence of the new ‘sensuous sportiness’ design philosophy for Hyundai, and of the next chapter of ‘athletic elegance’ for Genesis.
2019-04-24T11:36:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig
New sedan and crossover bring Hyundai’s new global design language to China
2019-04-23T17:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig
Hyundai’s China design boss goes global
2019-02-21T09:55:35+00:00By Chris Maillard
A quick summary of the pre-show PR hints
2019-01-14T23:58:08+00:00By Chris Maillard
Design head SangYup Lee shows us round his three-row SUV
2019-01-12T04:13:00+00:00By Karl Smith
Neat pod encapsulates some innovative technology
2019-01-08T12:11:09+00:00By Michael Gooderham
A collaboration with Sundberg-Ferar gives this mobility concept some legs… literally
2018-10-30T11:10:00+00:00By Chris Maillard
Luc Donckerwolke and SangYup Lee get promotions
2018-07-10T15:35:26+01:00By Car Design News
From the CDR5 yearbook: Lee talks us through the next era of Hyundai design
2018-01-15T22:24:04+00:00By Michael Gooderham
Peculiar asymmetrical hatch-coupé mashup debuts in Detroit
2017-10-27T14:30:38+01:00By Car Design News
“The way I see my job is always to look at the big picture”
2017-09-12T17:08:47+01:00By Lem Bingley
Hyundai’s European design chief on the firm’s swoopy-roofed five-door
2017-09-12T15:52:42+01:00By Lem Bingley
We chat to Kia-Hyundai's chief design officer following the unveil of the Proceed Concept at Frankfurt
2017-06-15T11:47:01+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
First of a new family of Hyundai SUVs – under new design direction Hyundai's aiming for more distinct personalities
2016-11-17T19:14:36+00:00By Joe Simpson
This blue Ioniq is proof of progress in autonomous driving technology
2016-09-29T13:37:59+01:00By Tom Phillips
Shouty concept leaves you in no doubt that Hyundai is the sporty one, right?
2016-05-16T13:56:51+01:00By Owen Ready
Korean-born designer joins Donckerwolke in leading new premium brand
2016-03-01T12:45:29+00:00By Owen Ready
Playing it safe may just pay out
2015-11-12T14:27:25+00:00By Owen Ready
Marketing puff or genuine design philosophy? Hyundai joins the premium club.
2015-11-05T11:54:32+00:00By Karl Smith
Donckerwolke takes a step towards replacing Peter Schreyer as Hyundai-Kia's design chief
The Genesis is based on a new rear-wheel-drive platform previewed at the New York Auto Show last year. As the first Hyundai entrant into the US luxury car market the firm has high hopes for this car.
According to Hyundai, this is a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) but to most onlookers it appears as a straightforward luxury SUV in the guise of the Lexus RX330 or BMW X5.
Hyundai's HED-5 ‘i-Mode' six-seat MPV appears large in person and features certain polarizing features, which seem to mix three concepts into one. Convex and concave surfaces combine with a wedged side profile and a rounded front and rear, to give the appearance of a bow under pressure.
A near-production concept for a C-segment car, at first sight, Arnejs - pronounced 'Ar-nez' - reminds one of other C-segment vehicles such as BMW's 1-series, the previous Ford Focus and even Mazda's Sassou concept.
Bucking the common procedure of creating concept cars to gauge public reaction before launching a more subdued production model, the production Genesis Coupe was actually conceived at Hyundai's design studios in Irvine, California, before the concept.
Building on what the HCD8 established two years ago, the HCD9 Talus is a large crossover coupe with Mazda RX8-style small rear doors.
Designed at Hyundai's European design studios near Frankfurt, this is a crossover based on the Sonata platform combining the "the sporting dynamism of a coupe with the versatility of an estate car" says Senior Designer Thomas S?lzle when talking to Car Design News.
From the press photos this car looked uncomfortable, odd even. But it's clear when seeing the HCD10 Hyundai Hellion in the flesh that, whilst a "polarising design" according to Chief Designer Joel Piaskowski, it's a very appealing car that attracted a lot of positive feedback at the show. It is ...
The i30 is one of the most significant new cars launched at Geneva. Replacing the Accent, this car is the first to properly target the heartland of Europe's car sector: the C-sector as defined by the Golf.
This concept was generating a lot of interest here on day one, for several reasons.
"Concept Genesis is a hint into the future of Hyundai," Hyundai North America chief designer Joel Piaskowski told CDN. "It's a very global design, created in collaboration with the design studios in Korea."
After the release of i30 hatchback at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Hyundai used the Seoul Motor Show for the release of its wagon derivative, the FD wagon.
The Hyundai TQ is a multi-purpose passenger/commercial van making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show.
Two years ago, at the same venue, the biggest name in the Korean automotive business failed to showcase any significant new concept at its domestic motor show, underestimating the show's significance and its domestic competition.
Designed at Hyundai's Japanese studio, the i-Blue is a large crossover SUV concept not dissimilar to the German-designed Hyundai HED-2 Genus SUV shown in Geneva last year.
The ix-onic (pronounced "ik-sonnik") concept is a preview of the next Tuscon, designed in Hyundai's Russelsheim studio under the leadership of Thomas Buerkle.
While the recent success of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe in a tough economic climate is undeniably boosting Hyundai's brand credibility, it is perhaps the new Equus sedan that stands to benefit most from this recent upturn in the company's fortunes.
Albeit a concept, the HND-4 (Hyundai Namyang Design 4) ‘Blue-Will' is the first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle from Hyundai.
2015-08-12T14:30:51+01:00By Tom Phillips
A chronology of concepts from HCD that tells an interesting story
The Hyundai Concept Genesis Coupe was one of the stars of the LA Auto Show this year.
Hyundai's North American design team unveiled the HCD II ‘New Vision Utility' (NUVIS) concept at the New York Auto Show to showcase the Korean automaker's proprietary Blue Drive technology.
2015-08-12T11:18:34+01:00By Owen Ready
New luxury cruiser gives a sense of déjà vu
This is a new lower-medium SUV from Hyundai that replaces the Tuscon and shares its platform with the Kia Sorrento also debuting at the Frankfurt motor show.
The iX-Metro is a concept that gives us a taste of a forthcoming production Hyundai B-sector crossover, much as the Qazana concept in Geneva previewed a forthcoming small Nissan crossover.
The international debut of the new Hyundai Sonata coincided with the North American market introduction of the Tuscan and of the expression ‘fluidic sculpture', which the company is using to describe the new design language of these and forthcoming vehicles from the Korean brand.
The i-Flow had a mixed reaction in Geneva: in many respects this was another busy 'fluidic-sculpture' design - to use a Hyundai term - but it is more mature than some similar previous designs.
The big news at the Hyundai stand was the North American introduction of the Equus, but the Korean automaker also debuted two new variants of the recently revealed Sonata.
Hyundai's southern California design studio has hit its stride.
Hyundai unveiled its new compact coupe challenger, the Veloster, at this year's NAIAS, following on from the 2007 concept of the same name.The C-segment coupe shares relatively little, design-wise, with Hyundai's current 'fluidic sculpture' design language already seen on the Elantra, Sonata and ix35, save for the rocker surfacing and ...
The Hyundai Curb concept confirms the compact crossover as the bandwagon every major manufacturer wants a seat on.As with the Evoque, Juke, Vertrek, HR-1 and Paceman, the Curb teams an exaggerated sense of robustness below its waist with a rakish upper body, including a wraparound, heavily tapered DLO; this sub-segment ...
December 2, 2002 - ‘Dreams on wheels’ was the theme of Hyundai Motor Company’s stand at the 2002 Seoul Motor Show with centre stage going to the new HIC concept, and the HCD-7 concept , first revealed earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show.
A combined design studio for Hyundai and Kia is to be set up in Eschborn, on the outskirts of Frankfurt.
2015-06-17T16:52:53+01:00By Owen Ready
Hyundai's senior design VP on future brand strategy and thinking globally
2015-06-16T16:46:30+01:00By Owen Ready
Rumours mount that former head of Bentley design is to replace fellow Schreyer
Released at China's Guangzhou Motorshow, the official photos of the facelifted Hyundai Coupe show a significant change form the old car.
Hyundai has released this sketch of the Arnejs (ar-nez), a new hatchback that will represent the Korean firm in the busy European C-segment. The Arnejs is sister to the Kia C'eed, and will be on the road by Summer 2007 following its production preview at the Paris Motor Show. ...
Hyundai has unveiled the Veracruz, a medium/full size luxury SUV for the US market.
With a growing number of auto manufacturers re-entering the once neglected entry level segment with crossover vehicles, Hyundai - until recently the market leader in this segment - has released its tenth concept car, this time a compact crossover from the Los Angeles design studio, the HCD-10 Hellion.
4x4's have become for many shorthand for the cause of climate change, demonised as emblems of irresponsibility. To launch one that pats the environment on the back rather than stamping all over it in neutral, ergo pure, Switzerland is therefore a welcome repost to typical media hysteria. So alongside the ...
The New York Auto Show will be the stage for the world premiere of Hyundai's new luxury sedan, Concept Genesis.
Hyundai will reveal its i-Blue concept in Frankfurt, keeping with this year's show theme of sustainability and climate protection. The i-Blue is claimed to be a significant step towards commercialisation of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, with Hyundai making strides to achieve mass production using the technology within the next decade.
Styled at Hyundai's Design and Technical Centre at Namyang, the Veloster coupe is the third in a series of daring concept cars to be developed by the company's central styling studio in Korea.
Hyundai has revealed the next installment in its all-new range of 'i' cars - the i10 city car. Designed to be fun-to-drive, affordable and practical while offering quality and equipment that no other rival can offer at the price, the i10 is a full five-seater and has five-door practicality.
Korea's largest automaker is poised to unveil the Concept Genesis Coupe at the 2007 Los Angeles International Auto Show next week. Though these sketches are admittedly exaggerated, the coupe uses the concept Genesis sedan, unveiled it the 2007 New York International Auto Show in April, as the basis for the ...
Hyundai has released the first photos of its Sonata Transform sedan, one of the most important vehicles in the carmaker's lineup. This is its first major facelift since it was launched in 2004.
Back in March we revealed sketches of Hyundai's Concept Genesis, which was subsequently unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April. While the concept blazed down the luxury path previously uncharted by the Korean automaker - sporting a rear-drive architecture and a V8 powerplant - the production version seems ...
At the end of November, Hyundai revealed the new HDC at the Guangzhou Auto Show - a Chinese version of the US-spec Elantra. Though the model was badged a concept, the HDC is the first of what is shaping up to be a barrage of Chinese specific vehicles scheduled to ...
The product lineup that Hyundai is scheduled to display at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show includes this new HED-5 concept car, a six-seat MPV that promises a new level of versatility combined with exceptional fuel economy, the automaker says.
In New York this year, Hyundai revealed the production version of the much anticipated Genesis Coupe, following the release of the Genesis sedan concept revealed at the show last year.
South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai has released official photos of the new C-segment Matrix MPV scheduled to go on sale in the European market. This is the first major facelift since the original vehicle, designed by Pininfarina, was launched in 2001.
Hyundai has released a teaser image of their new top of the range VI - the next Equus - expected to be revealed in February next year. The VI will not only aim to compete in the company's domestic market but there is also speculation that it will be sold ...
The Paris Motor Show will mark the debut of an all-new car from Hyundai called the i20. Designed at Hyundai's European Design Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the new five-door is more dynamic in appearance and has a longer wheelbase than the existing Getz, allowing for more interior space.
Hyundai has released two renderings of its forthcoming flagship sedan, the Equus. Codenamed VI, this second-generation luxury sedan is positioned above the Genesis at the top of Hyundai's product portfolio. It will compete with the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8 in the Korean market.
Korean automaker Hyundai will be unveiling its new HED-6 concept car at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Korean automaker Hyundai will reveal a new concept at its home show in Seoul next week. Called the Blue-Will concept, the vehicle is a technological showcase for the company's plug-in hybrid drivetrain system, which has been developed in-house at the automaker's South Korean R&D center.
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