2015 Hyundai Genesis Spied Undisguised

A video shoot in South Korea gave our photographer the opportunity to capture these images of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis without any camouflage whatsoever. These clear spy photos of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis come almost a month after the automaker released a teaser sketch of the new luxury sedan.

Hyundai has spent more than $470 million developing the new Genesis, which wears the latest version of the corporate styling language called Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. As we saw from the teaser and our spy photos, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will feature a sharp crease along either side of its body. The roof forms a smooth curve that descends into the trunklid, and the nose has a new shield-like grille design with horizontal chrome slats. Large headlights with C-shaped LED running lights adorn the front, while out back wedge-like taillights reside above a pair of parallelogram-like chrome exhaust tips. The new front grille and the more prominent design lines will reportedly appear on all future Hyundai cars.

Beneath the shiny sheetmetal, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis benefits from more high-strength steel, a new rack-mounted electric power-steering system, and a newly developed all-wheel-drive system called HTRAC, for Hyundai Traction. Powertrain choices will comprise of a carry-over 3.8-liter V-6 and a 5.0-liter V-8, both backed up by an eight-speed automatic transmission. As for the interior, spy photos indicate the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will receive a freshened cabin with a toggle-style electronic shifter, new wood trim, and a revised dashboard design.

Hyundai CEO Krafcik previously told us that the 2015 Genesis will make its U.S. debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in January. Expect more information about the new luxury sedan to leak out over the coming months.

Trace Arrington
You knuckleheads still drawing with crayons need to get a clue. This design is amazing and has a lot of unique features.  This sedan makes a much stronger yet elegant statement than the current crop of 4 door "coupes" (A7/CLS).The main character line in the body going all the way to the taillight and then continuing down to blend into the fender is unique and indeed "fluidic".  There are a lot of fluidic 3D design elements on the car that will need to be seen in person to properly judge. The grill is getting a unique treatment. You get these strong character lines on the hood going to the grill and it appears the grill is being pushed out in front of the car about 2-3 inches to a near vertical position as opposed to the grill being sloped back into the front end like most manufacturers Audi, Merc, etc.  It's rather bold. You can also tell the grill is not completely flat across the front so not only is it's mounting surface protruded out but it appears the grill itself is protruding in the center and sweeping back at the sides. This is a really bold front end design that hasn't been used in mainstream cars before. Kudos. Definitely need to see it in person for final judgment but this UNIQUE front end may be Hyundai's signature going forward like BMW's kidney grill, KIA's tiger nose grill, etc.
calhambrook
Yep, same old same old form the Koreansfrom the side it's a BMW, from the rear a Lexus and form the front i's Audi-esque... and the Mazda6 comment is pretty bang-onPeter, anything NEW up your sleeve? er yeah you're at Kia, but hmmmmmmm...... Hyundai/Kia not far apartwhoever is the designer aren't you ashamed to just be a copier?????
Steve N
Looks like a grown up Mazda 6.
OMEGATALON
Hyundai's Genesis appears to be moving away from it's almost Lexus LS styling cues for a blend of German cars like BMW and Audi as it now better fits the styling cues used in the Sonata.
Johnny.5sp
I generally don't discus styling but here goes. It seems to be an agglomeration of so many current styling cues it lacks its own identity.It isn't bad looking, it's just not unique. I am sure it will be luxurious, and all the doo-dads will work just fine too, but when driven will it have that special quality that make it a memorable drive that you want to get more of it?
SSGuy69
@Johnny.5sp I so agree with you regarding the styling cues.  Yet I'd differ in that it looks likes a tweaking of what is already out there, i.e. This is the Korean version of the Toyota Avalon which is the Japanese version of the Audi A7.  There's no originality but tweaking and customizing of the same.
Johnny.5sp
@SSGuy69 @Johnny.5sp OMG those were the cars I was thinking of with maybe a little Ford Fusion to Boot!

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