The 2015 Hyundai Genesis has been seen out testing in various camouflage guises, but has now been caught in the wild, without its winter coat. Hyundai previewed the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept earlier in Detroit, which was in this writer’s opinion, bold, futuristic, and pretty spectacular. Then again, other reviewers in the office found it gaudy and dated. If nothing else, it will leave you with an opinion. The actual Genesis–if the image we’re seeing is the real deal–is decidedly less conceptual. It is, however, sleek, aggressive, and a noticeable aesthetic improvement over the current Hyundai Genesis, which is starting to look old and conservative.
The grille boasts a similar design, although it gains a bar, and the bars are far thinner. We can see the LED headlights that we expected, though these could still change between now and when the car actually reaches dealer lots in the U.S. Notably, Hyundai announced the next-generation Genesis will add an all-wheel drive option, called HTRAC (Hyundai Traction). As a premium touch, the Genesis will feature driver-selectable modes, something we’re used to on premium German cars. And judging by how finished and production ready the 2015 Hyundai Genesis looks, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it in a few weeks at the L.A. Auto Show, or possibly in a few months at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.