Unlike a traditional sporty coupe, Talus can traverse steep driveways, potholes or two-track access roads thanks to its increased ground clearance. Talus also offers the performance of optional 4WD to assist in applying horsepower to the pavement or for added confidence in inclement weather. The increased ride height also improves visibility, giving the driver the ability to see and anticipate the road ahead. Talus includes interior room for four adults, plus cargo space for that impromptu weekend getaway. More space, ease of access and the benefits of a commanding ride height are unique advantages Talus brings to the sporty car market.
A sophisticated 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to fit the demands of performance-oriented consumers.
The powerful curves and surface detail of Talus come from the same underlying inspiration that guided the all-new Santa Fe. Talus shares a similar assertive expression in its front grille, headlamps and bodyside feature lines with its cousin, the 2007 Santa Fe. The hood forms are confident, emphasizing an extremely powerful V8 engine underneath.
An arcing roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight the exterior profile and emphasize the car's broad shoulders and wide sporty stance. Talus sits on 22-inch polished aluminum deep-dish wheels.
Access into Talus' richly appointed cabin is made easier through its pillarless aperture supported by front-hinged doors and rear-hinged jump doors. The solenoid door release is integrated into the B-pillar allowing for a sculpturally clean bodyside. There is a balance between passion and functionality at the rear of the vehicle. The undulating beltline adds intrigue while enhancing outward visibility for both the rear passengers and driver. A power clamshell hatch opens to a spacious cargo area and allows easy access from the rear and sides of the vehicle. The dual exhaust tips are integrated into the rear fascia repeating the design theme of the fog lights up front.
The HCD-9 Talus concept is captivating and luxurious on the inside while providing great passenger and cargo versatility. The cascading metallic trim on the center console invites you to enter the Talus and explore the details and craftsmanship that were exclusively tailored into the interior. Blue LED lighting adds a harmonious ambience throughout the interior day or night. The rear seats fold flat and there is a covered storage locker beneath the typical load floor for additional cargo space.
О концепт-каре Hyundai HCD9 Talus известно пока мало – этот автомобиль был разработан американской дизайн-студией Hyundai под руководством нового шеф-дизайнера Пиасковски. Который до 2002 года работал на концерн General Motors. Кроме того, есть информация, что данный концепт-кар построен на платформе седана Hyundai Sonata. Наконец, судя по предварительным скетчам, автомобиль получит еще и совершенно новый дизайн кузова с оригинальной решеткой радиатора в стиле Aston Martin и необычными фарами головного света, которые немного напоминают автомобили TVR.