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Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept shows direction of brand's design

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept shows direction of brand's design”

Hyundai has revealed its new Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show as the blueprint for the brand's future design direction.

The Le Fil Rouge concept is the work of Luc Donckerwolke, the head of Hyundai's European design centre, and the man behind Lamborghini's Murcielago and Gallardo, as well as the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept of 2015.

It remains to be seen how the Sensuous Sportiness translates to production vehicles, or how an SUV can look anywhere as good as the Le Fil Rouge HDC-1, but at time when many concepts are exploring future of driverless pods, it's heartening to see a design theme that still very much has the driver in mind. Hyundai's first concept was a rather spectacular thing, with a Gallic-like angular design that influenced its early models including the Pony and first-general Excel, before the late 1980s ruined everything. The front end is dominated by a vast grille stretching across the nose from wheel-arch to wheel-arch, and the lack of obvious headlights suggests there's LED lighting technology integrated into the grille itself.

The car's four-seat interior is created to give a "calm, spacious and comfortable travel environment", with plentiful leg room for passengers, yet be set up for driving engagement, with a driver's seat "optimised for ergonomics".

Meanwhile, another design concept called "Tube Architecture" brings elements of the exterior design into the cabin - echoing, for example, the vehicle's beltline with the floating center console.

Features include an aviation-inspired two-way air-conditioning system and trims made from revitalised wood and "high-tech fabrics".

There's the predictable array of display screens with haptic feedback technology that responds to the touch; these are for both driving information and entertaining the rear-seat occupants.

Hyundai's Sensuous Sportiness theme takes over from Fluid Sculpture, which was introduced in 2009 with the Sonata saloon.



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