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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept Named Best Concept in Detroit by Autoweek

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The 2013 Detroit Auto Show kicked off this week and Autoweek editors recognized the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept as the "Best Concept" in its 2013 NAIAS Editors' Choice Awards. "The HCD-14, the latest in Hyundai's long line of conceptual offerings, could eventually become the next Genesis sedan in production guise - and that would take the Korean automaker to yet another level of sophistication in styling as well as technological prowess," said Autoweek editors.

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"You look at this elegant sedan and say, 'That's a Hyundai?' This is a gorgeous concept car," adds Davey G. Johnson, senior online editor, Autoweek.

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This year at NAIAS, Autoweek editors voted on 59 Detroit Auto Show vehicle reveals, choosing a Best in Show, a Best Concept, a Most Significant and a Most Fun vehicle. For a look at all the picks.

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"We instilled the HCD-14 Genesis with a premium-sport 4-door coupe road presence," said Christopher Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design North America. "It has a sleek and lightweight silhouette and inside, a driver-centric cockpit prioritizes dramatic sculpture and safety over infotainment button overload. HCD-14 Genesis gives a hint of the spiritual direction we can imagine for our premium lineup, and an indication of the focus we're placing on the intuitive and instinctual relationship between driver and machine.

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HCD-14 Genesis features state-of-the-art driver eye-tracking and hand-gesture recognition, thumb controls or gesture recognition used to select navigation, infotainment, audio, HVAC, and smartphone connectivity functions. A windshield heads-up display (HUD) provides minimal driving distraction and the concept's powertrain features Hyundai Tau® V8 engine with direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT).

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