A Hyundai Genesis sedan spotted in South Korea appears to have given up the model's 2011 secrets, with a mix of minor as well as substantive elements applied to the new car.

In the former category are items like newly sculpted skirting, LED headlamps and more chrome trim. In the substantive column we have that 5.0-liter, direct-injection V8 with 429 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic. They're good tweaks for a dark-horse sedan that's already an IIHS Top Pick at the best price-to-reward ratio around.

Nevertheless, we have to chide Hyundai for holding back on the originality. When the car was first introduced, we were told that its somewhat collated-from-other-cars styling was to give it a firmer basis for acceptance. To refresh the car with a BMW-like shifter and 7 Series exhaust tips (or Lexus, take your pick) comes off as a kind of design torpor that we know Hyundai is above – at least when it wants to be.

[Source: The Car Blogger]