Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 Automotive NewsArrow PictureHYUNDAI HCD-14 GENESIS CONCEPT NAMED 2013 CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR 
HYUNDAI HCD-14 GENESIS CONCEPT NAMED 2013 CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEARAddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

HYUNDAI HCD-14 GENESIS CONCEPT NAMED 2013 CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR  COSTA MESA, Calif., July 3, 2013 – Hyundai received the 2013 'Concept Car of the Year' award for the HCD-14 Genesis Concept. The vehicle was also awarded the 'Most Significant Concept of the Year' title for scoring the highest among the category winning concepts. HCD-14 debuted Hyundai's design direction for future premium vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.

The twelfth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. This marks the second time Hyundai has received an award, having been named 'Production Preview Concept Vehicle of the Year' in 2008 for the Genesis Coupe.

According to juror Bob Kroupa, one of the Principals of the Automotive Writers Group, 'Hyundai's HCD-14 introduces future premium vehicle design, advanced 3-D gesture-based technology controls and spirited driving dynamics. Its rear hinged back doors and fastback coupe design, add to the WOW factor.'

The 'Concept Car' category recognizes those vehicles intended for carrying passengers. HCD-14 beat out competitors in this category including the Honda EV-STER and Toyota Corolla Furia. The Hyundai concept was recognized for its state-of-the-art features and enhanced driver experience. HCD-14 Genesis reveals the technological future of Hyundai's premium line-up with driver eye-tracking and hand-gesture recognition, thumb controls or gesture recognition used to select navigation, infotainment, audio, HVAC, and smartphone connectivity functions.

HYUNDAI HCD-14 GENESIS CONCEPT NAMED 2013 CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR  

'Hyundai's California Design Center has been turning out some impressive work, and I think the HCD-14 is one of their best,' said Chris Poole, juror and Editor-at-Large for Chicago-based Consumer Guide Auto. 'The ultra-clean coupe-like styling has both flair and presence, and I like the grille; it reminds me of certain early Ferraris. The interior is wild, but I applaud the lack of a center stack—provided Hyundai has figured out new controls that are at least as user-friendly. If the next production Genesis is anything like this stunner, I say, bring it on!'

More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 23 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season's auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.

'It's exciting to see the overwhelming positive response and feedback we have received for the HCD-14 Genesis Concept,' said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design, North American Design Center. 'HCD-14 Genesis provides a glimpse of Hyundai's future and showcases the emphasis we are placing on driving dynamics and technology. Winning the 'Concept Car of the Year' validates our design intuition as we take our premium line-up to the next level of sophistication in styling and technological prowess.'

ABOUT THE North american concept awards

Originated in 2002, the North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards recognize those concept vehicles that have made the strongest impact in terms of automotive design, engineering and market responsiveness. Professional automotive journalists from throughout North America, representing dozens of outlets in virtually every media segment serve as volunteer jurors to select the award winners.

The awards are given to the best Production Preview Vehicle, Concept Car, Concept Truck/SUV, and Most Significant Concept Vehicle of each auto show season.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

   Recent Articles
Porsche Racing Shifts up a Gear

Atlanta. Porsche has made a clear commitment to factory and customer racing for 2015 at the annual Night of Champions motorsport gala at the world headquarters in Weissach, Germany over the weekend.

'We will be keeping the throttle down, and even shift up a gear! Motorsport is deeply rooted in the Porsche marque and for us it is more than an end in itself. On race tracks around the world, we test and develop technologies that are relevant for our sports car customers on the street,' e....
ACURA NSX PRODUCTION MODEL TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT 2015 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Dec 17, 2014 - TORRANCE, Calif. -- The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the produc....
HYUNDAI GENESIS HONORED AS 2015 AUTOGUIDE.COM CAR OF THE YEAR

• Model Recognized for Driving Dynamics, Styling and Premium Interior


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 – The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named the 2015 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year for its exceptional value, drive quality and design.

'The Genesis impressed us with high-quality interior materials, refined driving dynamics and dramatic exterior styling that elevates the Hyundai brand as a whole,' said Luke Vandezande, AutoGuide.com managing editor. 'More than a great car, ....
BMW at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2015 in Detroit.

• On 12 January 2015, BMW will welcome in the new car year by unveiling a raft of new products at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.


A fixture on the calendar since 1907, the event originally known as the Detroit Auto Show has a long tradition in the USA. This year will be the 27th time it has been held on an international stage, and more than 200 exhibitors will gather at the COBO Center on the Detroit River to present their latest offerings to a large audi....
HYUNDAI GENESIS – FINALIST FOR 2015 NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR

• Genesis Sets Sights on Becoming COTY Two-Time Champion


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 – Today, at the Automotive Press Association Luncheon in Detroit, Genesis was named one of the top three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year. The Ford Mustang and Volkswagen GTI join Genesis as the other two finalists.

'We are thrilled that the Genesis has been listed as a finalist among an amazing cast of contenders and we anxiously await the jury's final vote in ....
SPEED ENERGY FORMULA OFF-ROAD ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHEDULE

• Stadium Super Trucks Schedule to Feature Events in Eight U.S. Markets, Australia and Canada


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 8, 2014) – SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS announced today its 2015 schedule, which will feature a diverse and exciting mix of venues and track layouts including popular stadium venues, several prominent Verizon IndyCar Series races and prestigious international events.

'Developing such a strong schedule for next year allows us to continue....
ZERO-EMISSION CARS: BOTH CONSUMERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WIN – BY CARLOS GHOSN

In his latest LinkedIn Influencer post, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn explains why electric cars are the future. Find more posts from him on his LinkedIn Influencer page here.

Last month, the Renault-Nissan Alliance sold its 200,000th zero-emission car. The Nissan LEAF, which we launched four years ago, is by far the top-selling electric vehicle worldwide. Sales are up 20 percent this year.

Together with the Renault ZOE and other zero-emission vehicles in our lineup, Renault-Nis....
FIAT BRAND AND CHRYSLER GROUP'S CALIFORNIA BUSINESS CENTER TEAM UP WITH MOTOR4TOYS AND LOCAL CAR COMMUNITY

◾FIAT is the presenting sponsor of the 11th annual Motor4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive
◾More than 5,000 vehicles, from supercars and everyday cars to hot rods and rat rods, will gather for the annual charity event
◾All car enthusiast groups are encouraged to attend and grow the event
◾Goal is to collect 60,000 toys for needy and underprivileged kids in southern California

December 5, 2014 , Los Angeles - FIAT brand and Chrysler Group's California Business Center are helping to....

   Related Vehicles
2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis
2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis  2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis  2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis  2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis  2013 Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis  
2016 Audi TT
2016 Audi TT  2016 Audi TT  2016 Audi TT  2016 Audi TT  2016 Audi TT  
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer  2016 Ford Explorer  2016 Ford Explorer  2016 Ford Explorer  2016 Ford Explorer  
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R
2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R  2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R  2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R  
2016 Mazda CX-3
2016 Mazda CX-3  2016 Mazda CX-3  2016 Mazda CX-3  2016 Mazda CX-3  2016 Mazda CX-3  
2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car
2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car  2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car  2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car  2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car  2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car  
2015 Acura TLX Prototype
2015 Acura TLX Prototype  2015 Acura TLX Prototype  2015 Acura TLX Prototype  2015 Acura TLX Prototype  2015 Acura TLX Prototype  
2015 Audi A3
2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  2015 Audi A3  
2015 Audi Q3
2015 Audi Q3  2015 Audi Q3  2015 Audi Q3  2015 Audi Q3  2015 Audi Q3  
2015 Audi R8 Competition
2015 Audi R8 Competition  2015 Audi R8 Competition  2015 Audi R8 Competition  2015 Audi R8 Competition  2015 Audi R8 Competition  
2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible
2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible  2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible  2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible  2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible  2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible