Hyundai's first post-Joel Piaskowski concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. And while the HED-6 compact crossover concept was likely fully realized before the designer bolted for Mercedes-Benz, the HED-6 was actually penned in the company's European Design headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
In any case, the HED-6 (you remember last year's HED-5 concept from Geneva, don't you?) is expected to preview future compact crossover designs for the Korean automaker, and it features pulled-back headlamps bookending a hexagonal grille, a "three-dimensional" sculpted backlight made from Lexan, LED daytime running lamps, and a surprisingly modest set of 21-inch alloy wheels (modest for a showcar, at any rate).
Hyundai promises to reveal more details at next month's show, but for now, we know that the HED-6 is motivated by a 175-horsepower 1.6-liter GDi turbocharged engine, suggesting a more frugal, direct-injection future for future Hyundai softroaders.
The HED-6 will take to the stand alongside Hyundai's new three-door i20 hatchback and the automaker's i30 blue, which is poised to get the company's first stop-start technology application.