Hyundai Concept and Future Vehicles

We don't just design cars. We engineer ideas. And our concept cars give everyone at Hyundai the opportunity to explore, discover and think far beyond what's possible today. Here are the latest visions of our automotive future, straight from the innovative minds at Hyundai.

The HCD-15: Santa Cruz Concept

When Hyundai set out to create the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept the design team set out to create something compelling as well as utterly unique. Its boldly expressive design and ingenious utility are proof that they succeeded.

The groundwork for this groundbreaking vehicle just happens to be some of the most extensive consumer research Hyundai has ever done. The Santa Cruz Concept is an idea that defies the conventional thinking of an entire industry by relentlessly focusing on people's unmet needs-on what people told us they couldn't find in any new vehicle.

It's powered by a clean-burning 2-liter turbo diesel engine that delivers 300 lb.-ft. of torque, 190 hp, and achieves an estimated highway fuel economy in the high 30s. Plus, whatever weekend adventure you pursue, Hyundai's exclusive HTRAC system provides all-wheel-drive confidence.

The Santa Cruz Concept has a footprint that is similar to a crossover SUV-ideal for maneuvering in the city and grabbing a tight parking spot.

Its design offers comfortable seating for five inside and space in its bed for plenty of cargo or gear. And you'll like the convenience of an integrated retractable tonneau cover that locks away your cargo out of sight.

This concept also anticipates your desire for more cargo space by featuring an expanding cargo bed that has an innovative tailgate extension feature. When fully extended, it extends the cargo bed to a length nearly equal to that of a midsize truck.

So whether you want to carry friends and firewood for a bonfire or you're headed to the store to stock-up on groceries, the Santa Cruz Concept can do it all with ease. This is one Hyundai concept vehicle that is so brilliantly innovative, it has to be seen to be believed.

The Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

The Sonata Hybrid's all-new design is different, but not eccentric. A raked roofline, sleek modern design plus 16-inch or available 17-inch alloy wheels and a standard rear lip spoiler lower aerodynamic drag while adding style. Additional exterior features include a unique front bumper and larger grille, plus an aerodynamic rear lower fascia. The distinct LED Day-time Running Lights up front and LED tail lights also distinguish the Sonata Hybrid. Standard side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators increase visibility and appeal, while the Blue Drive badge shows you're leading the way to lower emissions.

Its expressive new exterior is the latest iteration of Hyundai's signature design language. It's a confident and contemporary new look that breaks free from category norms while delivering a class-leading lowest coefficient of drag.

Enjoy best-in-class passenger and cargo volume plus an available panoramic power sunroof that gives you a better look at the sky above. Sonata Hybrid offers an impressive array of available features that turn your driving experience into something exceptional.

By using a high-capacity battery system that stores power supplied from an electrical outlet, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid relies more on electric-only operation to deliver extended driving range. When its battery levels are depleted, it can seamlessly switch to hybrid mode.