2015 Hyundai Genesis Unveiled Ahead of 2014 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Picture

    2015 Hyundai Genesis Picture

    The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will make its North American debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. | October 23, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • The wraps have come off the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis ahead of an expected debut in South Korea followed by a North American debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
  • Hyundai released renderings of the second-generation Genesis, showing a fairly conservative makeover, with some cues borrowed from Audi and Lexus.
  • Hyundai said earlier that some of its new Genesis sedans will be equipped with all-wheel drive, as the Korean brand seeks to better compete with luxury imports.

SEOUL, South Korea — The wraps have come off the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis ahead of an expected debut in South Korea followed by a North American debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The redesign is a critical one since it marks the first major makeover of the Genesis.

The Genesis debuted in 2009 and received a minor midcycle freshening with powertrain upgrades.

Hyundai released renderings of the second-generation Genesis, showing a fairly conservative makeover, with some cues borrowed from Audi and Lexus. One of the most dramatic changes is the car's grille, which seems to be copied from Audi. In addition to the more dramatic grille, the silhouette of the 2015 Genesis takes on more of a fastback look and the headlights are narrower.

The Genesis is expected to get carryover engines. The 2013 Genesis is equipped with either the base 333-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine or the 429-hp 5.0-liter V8 engine.

The 2015 Genesis will go on sale next year in the U.S. Pricing has not been announced. The base 2013 Genesis starts at $35,095, including an $895 destination charge. Hyundai has not announced 2014 Genesis pricing.

Hyundai said earlier that some of its new Genesis sedans will be equipped with all-wheel drive, as the Korean brand seeks to better compete with luxury imports.

The Genesis competes with the Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Lexus GS, all of which offer all-wheel drive.

Hyundai is in the midst of makeovers of two of its most significant products, the Genesis and the Sonata. A redesigned Sonata is expected to bow early next year.

Edmunds says: Is the redesign of the Genesis too conservative or right on target?

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By boff
on 10/23/13
7:37 PM PST

Don't look like a "fairly conservative makeover" to me. Looks like a bold leap towards ripping off the Audi A7. But at least it doesn't look like an Accord any more!

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By different1
on 10/24/13
12:59 AM PST

Hate when companies try to mimic another.

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By dfelix70
on 10/23/13
10:01 PM PST

Fusion, Altima, Avalon = Genesis. Doesn't "Genesis" mean beginning? or maybe Hyundai changed the definition to copying.

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