Hyundai has released some official sketches and some information of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan (see below). The next luxury sports sedan has been shown at a private party (with images leaked). And now, TFLcar reader “SLS” caught this lightly masked production ready prototype testing on the east coast. This prototype is displaying a wheel design we have not seen before. The distinct trapezoidal dual exhaust tips and the blacked out roof are clearly visible, and the new LED tail lights are showing through.
This is not only the second generation of the Genesis sedan, but also the future face of Hyundai as a whole. The company calls this design language “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0”. It’s an odd name, but it suggests that Hyundai is taking what it learned from the first “Fluidic Sculpture” Genesis sedan and advancing it to the next level.
The most notable elements are the single piece hexagonal grill and the very pronounced crease line that runs the whole length of the car. Also notice the sleek, long, and coupe-like roof line – reminiscent of the HCD-14 Genesis Concept that Hyundai showed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Safety and performance of the new sedan will be improved thanks to increased body rigidity. Another safety highlight is the seatbelt pretensioner feature which tightens the belts in dangerous situations or just before an impact. The 2015 Genesis will come with electrically assisted power steering, available all wheel drive, electronically controlled suspension, and advanced traction control systems.
Check out this TFLcar video review of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, software engineer, writer, and reporter. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.