The next-generation Genesis sedan has been spied testing out its new four-wheel-drive system in snowy Northern Sweden.
Upon launching the first-gen Genesis back in 2008, Hyundai opened the door to affordable luxury, offering buyers a premium package for a significantly lower price than the usual suspects in the sedan segment. Five years on and the Korean automaker has decided the time is ripe for a second-gen model, which these latest spy shots showing that it will be offered with four-wheel drive (as evidenced by the window sticker in final picture).
The 2014 Genesis will ride on an updated and lightened version of the current RWD chassis, and its suspension will also be revised for sportier handling. However the most significant changes are taking place to the exterior design. Full LED headlights are visible up front, along with a wide, hexagonal grille opening featuring horizontal grille bars. Previous spy shots also showed that LED DLRs will frame the headlights. The new Genesis will be powered by updated versions of Hyundai's 3.8-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8, both mated to an 8-speed transmission at launch, with a 10-speed slushbox to arrive sometime later.