Hyundai HCD9 Talus Concept 

  • 2006
  • 340 HP 4.6L
Unlike a traditional sports coupe, Talus can tackle tougher terrain thanks to its increased ground clearance.
In the SUV category is the Talus' four-wheel drive system, while the sports car side gets a 4.6-liter V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic.
by Car & Driver News (Jan, 2006)

Data points Key details of the Hyundai HCD9 Talus Concept


HCD9 Talus Concept
340 HP
987 HP

Engine size

HCD9 Talus Concept
4,600 cc
7,993 cc
GT 86
2,000 cc

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Hyundai HCD9 Talus Concept
Unlike a traditional sports coupe, Talus can tackle tougher terrain thanks to its increased ground clearance.
Talus also offers optional 4WD to assist traction and for added confidence in poor weather.

2006 Hyundai HCD9 Talus Concept

AutomobileMag News
The HCD9's hulking 4.6-liter V-8 powerplant could appear soon in the Santa Fe or the upcoming flagship sedan known as the Equus in Korea, but it would be even more fun in a rear- or all-wheel-drive sportster such as the Talus, especially producing the 340 hp Hyundai claims in this application.
However, you're more likely to see Ralph Lauren inside a production Hyundai than you are this concept's nine-inch DVD monitors for the back-seat passengers, power hatchback, monster 22-inch wheels, wireless Web access, and night vision.

Hyundai HCD-9 Talus Concept

Car & Driver News
Auto Shows arrow Hyundai HCD-9 Talus Concept 2006 Detroit Auto Show According to Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center, Hyundai's HCD-9 Talus concept is, "for a person who has grown accustomed to the needs and benefits of an SUV, but desires the emotional gratification of sports car performance.
No production plans were announced for the Talus, but we'd like to see Hyundai build the 340-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Hyundai
Year 2006


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 340 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,600 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Width 76.1 in
Height 62.5 in
Length 183.7 in
Front track width 62.7 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in
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