Hyundai's renderings clearly outline t
he luxury large sedan's angular front end and sleeker body lines, and
give us our first clear look at the
rear of the
Korean manufacturer's all-new 5 Series rival.
The swept rear windscreen flows to a short boot lid with a stylised lip, while thin, wide-reaching tail-lights stretch from the tailgate to deep into the rear-quarter panels.
The second-generation Genesis will become the first to be built in right-hand drive, and is under consideration for our market. Hyundai Australia has already committed to importing the 2015 Genesis coupe, following confirmation it too will be available in right-hand drive.
The new Genesis will feature a choice of rear-wheel drive and the new addition of all-wheel drive, called HTRAC. Engines are expected to comprise the carry-over 3.8-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8 petrol units, while the transmission is likely to be a ZF eight-speed automatic, though Hyundai is also developing a 10-speed auto for future premium models.
The Hyundai Genesis will make its official public debut at January’s Detroit motor show.