Although it's several months out, it appears that Hyundai will be unveiling its second-generation Genesis sedan at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
When the current generation Hyundai Genesis debuted back in 2008, the industry was shocked by how far the South Korean automaker had come in just a few short years. Instead of small and bland econoboxes, Hyundai reinvented the "affordable luxury" segment with the Genesis and proved its worth in building premium sedans. Now that it’s been on the market for some time, Hyundai is now putting the finishing touches on the second-gen model, which Edmunds reports will debut at the Detroit show next January.
Our spy photographers have already caught prototypes out testing and along with the HCD-154 concept car Hyundai brought to Detroit earlier this year, it’s clear the 2015 Genesis will have a more stylish design that features a sleeker, almost four-door coupe-like roofline. Test mules were also spotted testing on Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife, further suggesting Hyundai is also taking a more aggressive approach to power and performance. More than likely, the new model will receive the same 3.8-liter V6 that’s rated at 333 horsepower as the base engine and a 5.0-liter V8 with 429 hp will remain optional.
No word yet on whether the new Genesis Coupe will be unveiled at the same venue, but both variants will once again share the same platform and all-wheel drive will become optional for the first time along with a host of new features. More importantly, the Genesis will still be a bargain when compared to some of its German and Japanese competitors.