Genesis New York Concept Previews a Hybrid Sport Sedan

Our first look at what may become the Genesis G70.

Genesis will use the New York auto show to provide a look at its future plans, with the New York Concept. The four-door concept car is said to show the brand's "unique approach to driver-focused luxury" and its "balance of sporty agility and refined performance."

The design is an evolution of the look shown on the Vision G concept and on the production Genesis G90 luxury sedan. Painted Ceramic Blue with various cooper accents, the concept has a short front overhand, broad fenders, horizontal headlights up front, and plentiful creases in its sheetmetal. The door handles are integrated flush into the car's beltline.

A curved 21-inch 4K display screen dominates the dashboard. The giant touchscreen interface, supplemented by touchpads, supports swiping gestures and allows various pieces of information to be "thrown" from one part of the display to another. There are four individual bucket seats in the cabin, with copper-tinged stainless-steel mesh elements, as well as polished-aluminum swutches.

Genesis says the car uses a hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter turbo-four gas engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The company is a little ambiguous on the hybrid system's exact specifications, but says that output is 242 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Though the Genesis New York Concept has plenty of show-car flourishes, it previews the fledgling brand's plans to bring a sports sedan to market. Expected to be called the Genesis G70, the new model should arrive within the next year to compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Until then, feast your eyes on the Genesis New York Concept at the 2016 New York auto show.

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