2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Spied Ahead Of Detroit Debut

TMR Team | Aug 15, 2013

Hyundai's upcoming new Genesis sedan has been spied testing again this week, following reports it will soon be joined by a smaller sibling.

Reports elsewhere suggest the 'regular' new Genesis sedan will make its first appearance at January's Detroit Auto Show, focusing on the model's target market: the US.

Speaking with auto site Edmunds, Hyundai Motors America's boss of product planning, Brandon Ramirez, reportedly confirmed the debut timing.

Previewed by the HCD-14 concept at this year's Detroit show, these disguised prototypes confirm that the new model will feature a swooping roofline and a more planted look.

Also visible are new LED headlights that look to follow the HCD-14’s edgy design, and taillights that feature three-dimensional glow detailing.

These latest shots also offer another look at the new model's cabin, revealing an expansive centre stack and a large centre display.

Unlike the current car, the new model is being developed for both right and left-hand drive - a move that will enable Hyundai to grow the Genesis brand internationally.

This significant revision to the Genesis’ rear-wheel-drive platform is also headed for the next-generation of the Genesis Coupe, which is expected to trail the sedan model’s launch by up to two years.

Engine details are still to be confirmed, but the existing 250kW 3.8 litre V6 and 320kW 5.0 litre V8 options are expected to continue.

The new model is expected to benefit from Hyundai’s recent emphasis on driving dynamics, with prototypes also spotted lapping the Nürburgring in Germany - ahead of the completion of Hyundai’s new dedicated test centre.

An official unveiling of the production Genesis sedan is expected in January, before going on sale in early 2014 - six years after the original Genesis’ debut.

Australia

An Australian debut for the new Genesis is believed to be under consideration, with Hyundai Australia's hopes buoyed by news of a right-hand-drive option for the new model.

If we do see it on our shores, it will be the Korean manufacturer’s first large-premium-sedan to launch on the Australian market.

As for the big sedan's Coupe sibling, Hyundai Australia has openly confirmed that a local debut is on the company's agenda.

Filed under: Hyundai, Spy Photos, motor show, detroit auto show, News, Hyundai Genesis, enthusiast

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  • MightyFour says,
    2 years ago
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    I think Genesis has the potential to do well here in AUS with its engine options and RWD chassis. But perhaps a turbo 4 should also developed to broaden its appeal. I also hope Genesis sedan will be available with a nice smooth shifting manual.
    • Mo Kargas says,
      2 years ago
      The current Genesis Coupe has a 4 pot turbo.
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    2 years ago
    Headlamp design similarity with sister Kia Quoris so is the interior with some minor difference in detail ( right hand-side vent closest to driver is positioned in opposite direction ) - ( 4-sided steering wheel arms ) - ( clock is square-shaped ). The Hyundai has sleeker sportback-coupe style angle at the rear compared to conservative notchback of Kia. I'm quite sure front grille will be shortened compared to Concept HCD-14.
  • JT says,
    2 years ago
    woah 320kw will definately be much appreciated down here!
  • FrugalOne says,
    2 years ago
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    Its *still* a hyundai sad

    Hows the Pony model going these days? biggrin
    • wardski
      Wardski says,
      1 year ago
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      Just because its a Hyundai, doesn't mean anything these days - We're not in the 90's and no you can't compare the quality to a Cherry or Great Wall biggrin. IMO they make great diesels (Santa Fe) and we have the 2013 model which is a cracking bit of kit. Gone are the Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Ford & Holden "quality" dominance days, especially when Hyundai has been the largest R&D spender of all of those put together during the recent GFC times...
  • pro-logic says,
    1 year ago
    I was recently stuck in traffic next to a i50. (Not a typo, really a i50). Is that in the same size range as this genesis? Or is it like a one-off special import? Or did I just look at a test mule?
  • JB says,
    12 months ago
    I wish they would import the Azera I would definately consider it a beautiful car
    Come on Hyundai bring it here as I am only a 6 cylinder mansmile

  • Bjorn says,
    8 months ago
    What's this about both LHD and RHD?
    The old model was sold in Korea.
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