HCD-8 Sports Tourer
Since it was established in 1990, the Hyundai California Design Center has produced seven outstanding, show-stopping concept vehicles.
The design team used marketing research from Hyundai Motor America to design a sporty vehicle that offers more flexibility, more usable space and easier access for passengers and cargo.
The HCD-8 is a conceptual design model used to evaluate the design, package and proportion of the next generation sports coupe.
The HCD-8 pushes the architecture and package to the limit. It provides a new and exciting proportion that can accommodate the needs of the concept. To increase accessibility to the rear seat the design team lengthened the door apertures and by increasing the height of the rear profile and optimizing storage space, they were also able to add interior utility.
Naturally using the exceptionally handsome Coupe as a basis has helped ensure that the CCS is attractive.
The whole concept of the CCS Convertible is designed to give a feeling of airy space. Of freedom and excitement combined with personal control over precisely how much open air or weather the occupants want.
This is nowhere more visible than in the interior. Both the steering wheel and dashboard are covered in brown leather, adding an extra degree of sophistication to an already well appointed and sportive "office". The metallic elements, including the ventilation and a/c outlets, speaker surrounds, bezels etc., have been specially treated with a warm glow process that blends them discretely into this ambience, again adding an extra element of refinement. Naturally a premium car deserves the best sound system. Here the 280W combination of Becker hardware and Infinity speakers is very hard to beat.