Seoul Motor Show 2015: CONCEPT CARS
The preview of Hyundai Motor’s future;
ENDURO and RM15
ENDURO, THE URBAN CUV CONCEPT CAR
ENDURO, which made its world premiere through Seoul Motor Show 2015, is an urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV). With its name coming from the word ‘Endurance’, the ENDURO visually combines SUV look with rally motorcycle which compete in the world’s toughest rally events. The Enduro is designed as the perfect partner for individuals living in the modern city with energetic, athletic lifestyles. By combining robust forms with bold styling, Enduro releases a sense of adventure and freedom for driver and passengers.
Enduro is ‘The Professional Gear’ for drivers wanting to escape from the ordinary. It features a new interpretation of Hyundai’s design signature hexagonal front grille, now with a lower center of gravity creating a sense of stability. An aluminum aero blade connects the front fender to the grille, giving the Enduro a look of self-confidence.
Seen in profile, Enduro has the look of a crossover vehicle, with raised ground clearance, SUV-style fender cladding and a dark grey garnish to the lower parts of the car, which appear robust and protective, while expressing mobility and agility. The C-pillars are fitted with a unique aerodynamic air-blade to reduce drag and the side-skirts incorporate step bars for easier loading / unloading of the roof rack.
At the rear, the combination lamps form a continuous flow between the C-pillar and the rear spoiler. Like the Enduro’s front fascia treatment, an aluminum bumper spoiler flows from the rear fender and rear bumper creating a visual connection, as well as embracing the fog lamps. Detailed attention to the shaping of the rear fender’s volume has ensured the concept has an impressive road presence and a strong, stable stance.
Inside Enduro, the cabin is styled with the same enthusiasm and passion as the exterior. The Hyundai Advanced Design Team worked to create an emotional concept that expresses sensuality and dynamism, through organically interacting lines which generate an intensity that coexists with toughness and sophistication.
The styling of the dashboard and center console feature the eye-catching combination of horizontal and vertical elements, which express sportiness, toughness and endurance. The Enduro’s cabin seems to wrap around the driver's seat in a manner that creates a dynamic atmosphere, while underscoring the solidity of the vehicle’s structure. Facing the driver, the instrument cluster concentrates a multitude of information in an integrated display that minimizes distraction through its driver-centric design.
The RM15 is another bold statement of the progressive spirit of Hyundai Motor… We intend to demonstrate our progress with high-performance technologies with other exciting prototype projects in the near future.
– Head of High Performance Vehicle Development Center, Joonhong Park -
Evolved from Veloster RM(Racing Midship) revealed at 2014 Busan Motor Show in Korea, the new RM15(Racing Midship 2015) is Hyundai Motor’s latest mid-engined model, an aggressively-styled high-performance coupe concept. This new RM makes a confident statement about Hyundai’s passion for performance, and its expertise in the development of advanced vehicle technologies.
The RM15 features an aluminum spaceframe as its core structure, with a covering of light, stiff body panels formed in carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which together help to achieve a significant weight saving compared to a conventional all-wheel vehicle. The 2.0 liter T-GDI mid-mounted engine generates 300ps and 39 kg.m torque, with the center of gravity just 491 mm from the ground and aerodynamic downforce of 24kg at 200kph.