The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan was introduced at the 2015 International Auto Show in Detroit. This model brings some innovations, such as a brand-new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system and a new design language.
Design of 2015 Hyundai Genesis
Designers over at Hyundai like to base their models on a concept which they call the Fluidic Sculpture. For the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, the Korean automaker will use an entirely new design style, which will be more elegant, luxurious, and streamlined. All future models will be based on this Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 concept as well.
Together with the elongated front section, there is a large chrome grille that gives the car an aggressive, but still elegant look. On both sides there are the big modern HID headlights, LED fog lights, and LED turn signals.
On the back side of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis can be seen nice-looking jeweled LED taillights and two pairs of dual exhaust tips. In combination with a smaller trunk, this section of the sedan looks rather sportish.
Interior and Equipment
The cabin of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan is designed to look as simple as possible and to provide plenty of interior space, so that the passengers feel comfortable. The seats are also very comfortable.
Although the interior looks simple, the control panel is made of high-quality materials. The designers have used a combination of aluminum and five types of matte-finished wood for greater personalization.
In the middle there is a display with integrated GPS navigation. It also shows data about the vehicle and blind-spot warnings. Among all those buttons there is an analog clock, which is a very nice detail.
Speaking of equipment, a useful addition is the Google Glass integrated within BlueLink system. This system enables some useful features, such as remote start, remote door locking/unlocking, service reminders and points of interest.
Engine and Performance
The base model will offered with the a 3.8-liter six-cylinder Lambda V6 engine that will be able to develop 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque.
Those customers who want to add a little more power to their 2015 Hyundai Genesis can choose a model with 5.0-liter eight-cylinder Tau V8 engine that will be able to produce 420 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
Engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and will drive all four wheels. Combine this with the new HTRAC AWD system and you get a really powerful and efficient vehicle. This system allows the owner to choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Sport.
For example, if you choose Sport mode, this system will direct 90% of torque to the rear wheels. It can also direct 90% of torque to the front wheels under extremely slippery conditions. Eco mode will splits torque 0/100 front/rear, and in Normal mode the torque will be divided 40/60.
2015 Hyundai Genesis Price Tag
The new Genesis 3.8L RWD model is available for the starting price of $38,000. The all wheel drive model with the same 3.8-liter engine can be bought for $40,500. The most expensive model is the 5.0L RWD, whose price tag is $51,500.
More promotional images and photos of the new Genesis, taken at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, can be seen below.
You can also watch this video footage below to see how this car is beautiful.