What's New for 2015
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be fully redesigned.
Since its debut back in 2009, the Genesis sedan has helped Hyundai establish its beachhead with American luxury car buyers. This big, well-appointed four-door can just as smoothly carry a small executive staff to meetings across town as it can your young stars of the local AYSO team. Even better, the Genesis has done this for less than the typical cover charge for European and Japanese premium sedans. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis aims to cement the model's place among the traditional choices, ostensibly without relying solely on the value proposition.
From initial spy photos, we can tell the new car has bolder proportions and styling. The headlamps house a multi-lens array, along with side marker lights -- likely LEDs -- situated below. The new grille loses the vertical split of the current model, and looks a bit like the wide-mouth designs of Ford's newer cars. The rear end appears more conventional, with LED taillamps, a high beltline and a tall trunk and deck lid spoiler.
We don't expect significant changes under the Genesis hood, as the existing V6 and V8 engines will likely carry over. All-wheel-drive availability, however, is almost certain, which should make the Genesis sedan much more appealing to shoppers in the snow belt than it has been in the past.
Inside, this 2015 Genesis will likely feature a tasteful blend of wood, aluminum and metallic trim, along with a rectangular navigation screen and analog clock. The Genesis also appears to retain its dial-and-button media controller just forward of the center console.
We'll know more about the 2015 Hyundai Genesis when it debuts at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next January. Check back for a full review of the new Genesis, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice, as it becomes available.