We have written a lot of Hyundai’s Santa Fe XL succesor. We have seen a lot of spy shots, and now Hyundai has revealed the design cues of this model that could be named Grandmaster finally (or at least for South Korean market) instead of Palisade.
Following the concept, the HDC-2 Grandmaster model reinterprets Hyundai’s design DNA, and is designed through harmonization of four key elements – proportion, architecture, styling and technology – thereby bringing emotional value and desirability.
The concept name of Grandmaster is derived from the game of chess. While the world’s finest chess champion is called the Grandmaster, the concept vehicle is named to indicate that just as the sum of all chess pieces completes the game of chess, all forthcoming Hyundai vehicles will come to form a harmonious vehicle line-up demonstrating the Hyundai Look while each maintains distinctive character and role.
The beauty is further enhanced by the architecture and styling. The new approach of this ‘Light Architecture’ creates a perfect silhouette to the front and the rear, not to mention its technological innovation, which couples spectacular design with a comfortable experience for drivers and passengers.
The design elements of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ will be applied to Hyundai’s upcoming SUV models.