2015 Hyundai Genesis
The Korean automaker issuing details of the car’s specs of 2015 Hyundai Genesis, finally making its official debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show. While the second generation of Hyundai’s luxury sedan is mechanically similar to the outgoing car, its styling signals a dramatic departure from the conservative first-gen design and a host of new luxury and safety features elevate its competitiveness.
The New Genesis is built on a new rear-wheel-drive platform, with a 3-inch-longer wheelbase that eclipses both the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Most of the extra space goes right into the rear seats.
The existing 311-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 and 420-hp 5.0-liter V8 engines carry over, however, and continue to send power through an eight-speed automatic transmission. New all-wheel-drive availability should make the sedan more appealing to shoppers in the snow belt.
The new Hyundai Genesis sedan features a creased bodyline starting at the top edge of the grille that bisects the front and rear door handles before running into the LED taillights, while a lower chrome molding emphasizes the deeply sculptured lower door panels. A faster C-pillar gives the sedan a sleeker profile for a more coupe-like appearance…