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Hyundai HCD-14 has next-gen Genesis written all over it

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Hyundai has let its design team loose. The ice on Peter Schreyer's move from Kia to Hyundai hasn't even melted and it seems the first salvo has already been fired. The HCD-14 hints at Hyundai's next-generation Genesis saloon and also could herald a new design direction for the company.

With a significant number of design elements expected to find their way into the next Genesis, the HCD-14 may use some of the less 'production unlikely' bits. These include the coupe-like roofline, the front, vertical grille, the tail lamps and possibly even that smart shoulder line, among others. Don't count the oversized carbon-fibre wheels and suicide doors into the mix, as much as we'd like them to.

On the inside, the designers have dreamed up of a heads-up diesplay that tracks driver's eyes and selects the various options based on their movement; climate control and the infotainment console to name but a few. Of course, the concept runs a 5.0-litre V8 with an eight-speed automatic, but that again is only a carryover from the current car. While we Indians won't get the Genesis in our lifetime (wink, wink is someone at Hyundai India listening?), we certainly hope to see some of the design elements in our next Hyundai runabouts for sure.