Hyundai introduced the all-new 2015 Genesis at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 Genesis is a bold step forward for Hyundai and as you can se from the photos, the vehicle now features the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. For those who don’t know, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 encapsulates a trio of main design elements such as fluid aesthetics, the modern Hyundai look and a premium ambience.
Don’t worry, the fluidic forms are still present but with a more refined and precise presentation. The first visual impact with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis shows the striking hexagonal front grille, HID headlamps, LED indicators and fog lamps.
In profile, the Genesis features fluid lines and blended surfaces, a sleek C-pillar that emphasizes the sporty styling. At the rear, we find the full-LED taillamps. Inside, the 2015 Genesis features a simplified switchgear and instrument panel that ensures an intuitive layout. Moreover, the Genesis displays ultra-precise fit and finish, ergonomic seat design and a natural feel.
Total interior volume is an impressive 123.0 cubic feet, an advantage over key competitors. As part of this spacious interior design, the Genesis provides best-in-class front headroom and rear shoulder room. Genesis seats offer 12-way power front seats, including 4-way power lumbar, heated front seats with available ventilation, as well as available heated rear seats.
The 2015 Genesis also received a redesigned platform in order to accommodate the new HTRAC AWD system. According to the Korean manufacturer, the new platform employs even more advanced high-strength steel, which means 16 percent stiffer torsional rigidity and 40 percent stiffer bending rigidity compared with the first-generation architecture.
The heart of the Genesis Sedan is the 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to the Hyundai-developed eight-speed transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual shift capability. Still, a 3.8-liter direct-injected Lambda engine is also offered with 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque. The 3.8-liter is also offered with the eight-speed automatic transmission.