April 5, 2007

Hyundai Unveils Trio of New Vehicles at 2007 Seoul Motor Show

Press Release

Hyundai HND-3 Veloster Concept
Hyundai Motor

Seoul, Korea — In a demonstration of its growing design and engineering capabilities, Hyundai Motor Co. unveiled three brand-new models at the 2007 which opened at KINTEX today. Leading the trio was the Veloster, a sporty coupe which caters to the unique requirements of the Y-generation. Joining the sporty concept car were two production models: the TQ van, a thoroughly fresh interpretation of Hyundai's hugely successful H-1 van and the FD estate wagon, styled at the company's European Design Center in Rüsselsheim which marks Hyundai's long-awaited return to this popular segment.

Veloster

Styled at Hyundai's Design and Technical Center at Namyang, the Veloster (codenamed HND-3) coupe is the third in a series of daring concept cars to be developed by the central styling studio in Korea. The Veloster name, a compound of velocity and roadster evokes the sporty characteristics of a classic two-plus-two. A panoramic glass roof and other futuristic styling cues help project a high-tech image.

Designed to cater to the tastes of the Y-generation, Veloster combines simple, iconic design with good value and robust construction.

“With Veloster, we wanted to try something really different. We're keenly aware that we need radically new products for the Y-generation, the first-time twenties something buyer,” said Oh Suk-Geun, Hyundai's vice president of design. “This is really a bold new direction,” he added.

  Veloster / HND-3
Length 4,100
Width 1,790
Height 1,450
Wheelbase 2,600
Tires 245/35 R 20
Powertrain FWD 2.0-liter DOHC Theta inline 4-cylinder
5-speed automatic

All-New H-1 Van

TQ Hyundai H1
Hyundai Motor

With its sophisticated lines, the all-new H-1 (project codename TQ) improves on its predecessor in every measurable respect. More spacious, more comfortable and more convenient, the new H-1 reinvigorates Hyundai competitiveness in this hotly contested segment.

The new H-1 comes in passenger van and commercial van versions. The people mover is available in a variety of seating layouts: eight, nine, 11 or 12 passenger while the commercial van comes in two, three, five and six seater versions for a a high degree of versatility.

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