• Nov 27, 2007
Click the image above for more shots of the Hyundai Genesis sedan

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of spy shots showing the upcoming Hyundai Genesis have surface and they've left absolutely nothing to the imagination. The production version will be pre-released at an upcoming party coinciding with Hyundai's 40th anniversary and then, two weeks later, the Genesis will make its official debut in Detroit this January.

These newest shots are some of the clearest we've seen yet, including several interior pictures that show a well-appointed cabin with an iDrive-like wart sitting below the gear lever. There's a lot of 5-series in the exterior, particularly the trunk lid and much of what's aft of the C-pillar, while we get a distinctly Toyota Crown feeling from the front end, hood and roofline.

Hyundai's big reveal is quickly loosing its luster, but we're still looking forward to seeing what kind of presence the Genesis has in person at the Detroit Auto Show.

[Source: World Car Fans]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      So, let's see just how many cars they copied, shall we?

      1. Door mirrors from Mercedes.
      2. Rear side profile from BMW 5 series.
      3. Trunk lid from the 5 series.
      4. I-drive wart from BMW.
      5. Dash from the new Honda Accord.
      6. Hofmeister kink from BMW.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I would swap your "6. Hofmeister kink from BMW." for:
        6. Side glass and c-pillar from current Nissan Sentra.
        http://www.autoblog.com/2006/01/09/2007-nissan-sentra-first-pics/
        5th picture down the page is a direct side profile. scary.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't forget LS460 front end.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They copied from the best.Same game the Japanese played.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jared, (and I say this in the nicest way possible) you must be white.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "Benchmarking"

        That's corporate sycophant speak for - "sold for them, maybe it'll sell for us."

        In elementary school the nuns would whack the heck out of your knuckles with a brass ruler if you were caught "benchmarking" on a test.

        It is copying!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jared, go look at the new Honda Accord and compare it to the 5 series from the side. Although this Hyundai is definitely not creative, most car companies copy design cues from one another...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually they owe a nod to Kaiser for the Hofmeister kink, as they brought that window cut to market a full decade before BMW, courtesy of Mrs. Kaiser.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Koreans really are a shameless lot. I must make it my duty to drop by a few Hyundai dealerships, take a few test drives then tell what I think.

      Man this really does suck.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They make really nice cars for the money...I test drove the sonata once...I was impressed...
      • 7 Years Ago
      That Bangle!

      Nobody likes his designs but every - I mean every - manufacturer steals them!

      Hyundai, the global scores of 3-Series owners would like their car's arse back please.

      And - while I'm at it - Chevy, could you please leave the fanny of my beloved SVX off your Volt?
        • 7 Years Ago
        500:

        You do know that Hyundai invented the bangle butt right?

        You do know that?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Just for the record, Hyundai started this whole "Bangle" trend. Look no further to its XG series from the 90s.

        This looks tight.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm...the emblem on the grill looks way too small since the grill is so large, but overall I'm rather impressed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      looks like it might be better then the jag in the post below may look.

      and no i do not see a resemblence to bmw style here.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. That Jag might as well have I N T R E P I D slapped on the back of it. I really like how this Hyundai is turning out. if the price is roughly that of a loaded Accord, then it's win for me.

        I only wished they didn't stray too much from the concept's headlight arrangement.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is a great profile pici and looks like a M35-Series
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well the XG3000 looked like a Maguar. The Genesis looks like a BMercW. The rear end is all BMW and the headlights are all Mercedes. It even has a I-Drive rippoff that will probably work better than I-Drive.

      At least Hyundai has the good sense to copy two car companies. Remember that Lexus started out that way. LS anyone. That thing was virtually indistinguisable from a Mercedes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The dash looks like something from a spaceship. Is that a Navi screen or a piece of glass with a 5" black and white TV on its back?

      And we thought only chinese companies did this kind of copy without any scruple.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks really good to me. And we know the value and quality will be better than the competitiion. However, I wish they had kept the front and back end more like the concept.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its nice and all, but it looks like a 3 series, and older LS430, and a Sonata were put in a blender and BAM...new car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "iDrive-like wart" eh? Even though it looks like every other car out there it doesn't necessarily look bad. If it's priced right it could be a success.
      • 7 Years Ago
      While everyone moans about the exterior, I'm just going to take the opportunity to mention the interior is gorgeous and looks like it should be in a $50k+ car. I can't wait to sit in one of these.
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