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As much as we enjoy featuring professional spy photog's material, sometimes the real joy comes courtesy of your average Joe. So when we got tipped off that TheCarBlogger was able to catch a camo-clad Genesis prototype floating around out in the open (location undisclosed), we were more than happy to share the love.

Although little is revealed through the liberal application of vinyl and styrofoam, it's evident that Hyundai decided to remove a few horizontal slats to make the front a bit less Camry-esque, while the HID headlamps received the chrome treatment and the 18-inch rolling stock still seems to hint at Hyundai's economy car roots.

Look for the production version of Hyundai's first foray into the luxury sedan segment to reach consumers late next year, sporting either a 3.8-liter V6 or the new 4.6-liter "Tau" V8.

[Source: TheCarBlogger]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Huh? How do HID headlamps and 18" wheels hint at Hyundai's "economy car roots"? What economy car has these features? I think the Autoblog's author's logic here is quite reversed.

      • 7 Years Ago
      looks HOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ha. Avalon.

      The only thing this car should frighten is the Amanti.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yawn..another me too car. Those rims do scream econo car. Oh and Ssang...that would be the KIA Amanti, not the NISSAN Amanti. Come to think of it..do they even sell the Amanti anymore? Hyundai can try but it is just too late. They well never be bigger or better than Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, etc. Next.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow ill buy this car it looks good
      • 7 Years Ago
      from the mirror all the way back to that small window in da rear doors it looks like a Nissan Altima. Even the chrome trim is the exact way on my altima
        • 7 Years Ago
        The crome trims doesn't look like its from an Nissan Altima
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am anxious to be able to see and drive the final finished Genesis product in person. This will be a viable competitor to a lot of vehicles in a class that is all about quality and luxury, if all I have read about the Genesis comes to fruition.

      Hyundai continues to accelerate their presence in the auto world with either new or improved models that offer a lot of car for the dollar. Quality seems to have improved significantly over a few brief years. At this point in time , it remains to be seen whether Hyundai is producing vehicles with long term/ high mileage durability as some of their other competitors have soundly proven.
      It may be a while before the image of the Excel fade.

      Here's hope that they suceed or have suceeded in producing such vehicles. We , as consumers, will only stand to benefit by having more quality built cars from which to select. Competition should help keep prices in line to a degree, hopefully.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks great
      it will give luxury car a run for there money
      • 7 Years Ago

      The Avalon and the 300 better watch out.
        • 7 Years Ago
        they have nothing to worry about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Hyundai Genesis is not going to compete with the Toyota Avalon or Nissan Amanti
      its going to compete with Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and Lexus GS
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nissan Amanti? Interesting.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I ment to say Kia
        don't have to cry about it
      • 7 Years Ago
      Brian W, I'm assuming your a domestic fanboy... Sorry, but you say that in EVERY topic relating to Hyundai and you're convincing no one. Hyundai lets its quality products speak for itself. Big changes are happening within this company and none of your negative comments will change that. Get back to reality, will ya?
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a fun and exciting color it's in! What's it called, Boring Beige Metallic?
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