Don't let those Kias in the back of this photo fool you – the camouflaged car you're looking at here is the next-generation Hyundai Genesis. Remember, we've already seen Kia's new rear-wheel-drive flagship – the oh-so-suavely named Quoris – so this big roller is indeed the successor to Hyundai's Genesis sedan.

Codenamed "DH," the Genesis will ride on an updated version of Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive architecture, though as we've reported several times, all-wheel drive is also likely in the cards for the new model. Other DH enhancements will be the shedding of some weight – as much as a couple hundred pounds – and a sportier tuning.

Design wise, the new Genesis will get a much sleeker, more upscale look – something that's evident even with all of the camo glued to this test car. Up front there are revised LED running lamps, swoopier styling, and more elegant taillamps out back.

Powertrain options aren't expected to change too much, with the 3.8-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 carrying over with only some simple massaging. Eight-speed automatic transmissions will be fitted across the board (like they are now), though a rumored ten-speed automatic 'box is even said to be in the works.

Look for the new Genesis to bow sometime next year.


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      Big Red Barn
      • 2 Years Ago
      BTW, Korea auto markets are now being bombared with imports from EU and the US thanks to the FTAs. We will have about 50 new import vehicles to be released in 2013, which pales with 4 new car release from Hyundai (Elantra 2 door, Santa Fe LWB, the Genesis 2nd G and may be all new Sonata). Especially interesting is the Japanese: they are bringing nearly everything that they make in the US or EU for Korean markets (e.g. Honda with recent release of U.S. Odyssey, Pilot, Crosstour and Accord). Korean import car market will increase, and Hyundai and Kia will lose ground no matter what.
      Ryan Allin
      • 2 Years Ago
      i swear every new car is using those leds now. I am impressed with Hyundai, however, they are making way better cars now compared to like 7 years ago.
      Big Red Barn
      • 2 Years Ago
      First, the location of the photo: I am willing to bet $20 that this place is the Hyundai-Kia Europe R&D Center in Ruesselheim, Germany. I remember the rotunda type front of the center from the photos, since I visited the place last year (September of 2011). There are about 100 personnel here, 90% of them Europeans. Also, I believe that the new Genesis (code name DH) is there for EU testing, may be to hit the Autobahn or the Nuer. Also, a bit about the car. The chairman of Hyundai Motors Group decreed that the DH hit BMW as much as it can in terms of performance. Styling is completely different to a BMW 5. The TM should be Hyundai-Powerterch supplied 8 speed which is said to have about 80% the performance of that from ZF's, and tires should range from 17 to 19 inch. AWD will be offered as well. Tires are to be supplied for DH from June, so expect the car to be released in Korea at around 3Q13.
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          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          Oh tinted up, I'll assume that by tinted, you are referring to your rose-tinted glasses you see Hyundai's through.
          zoom_zoom_zoom
          • 2 Years Ago
          LOL, tinted up thinks a Genesis Sedan is more fun to drive than a Caddy V-series.
      Derek
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hyundai annoys the crap out of me. Please look closely - they have absolutely aped a BMW 5. The headlights and taillights clearly show the influence just like the current genesis did the last generation 5.
        Jarod Forney
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Derek
        I wish i had the ability to see under camouflage. Cause all i see is a white sedan covered in camo, People try to hard.
      Scooter
      • 2 Years Ago
      All 15 owners should be very happy.
      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even under wraps, it still looks better than the Honda "designs."
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look, the same windowline from the FusionImpalaAvalon!
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even with the camp, it looks like a stunning car........something about this seems to be more......... glowing
        Walt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        Glowing? OK. Lance.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        I agree with Walt. GLOWING? STUNNING? Perhaps it's your X-ray vision causing the glow?
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 2 Years Ago
      the current genesis shaped up to be a very handsome and inoffensive car to see on the road. hopefully hyundai doesn't go overboard with the exterior and work on the interior.
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can try as hard as you want, but only a German luxury sedan is a German luxury sedan.
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        LOL. Please don't use German and Luxury in the same sentence. Germans don't know $hit about making luxury cars. That's why their cars still come with vinyl seats, cheap plastic trim, weak engines that need repairs every month and buggy electronics. The latest 5 Series has less features than Toyota Camry. I think in next 5-10 years, the 5 series will catch up to the current. In another 10 years, 5 Series will catch up to the current Lexus GS.
        Jeeho
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        and Lexus is #1 and it's not German.
          FIDTRO
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jeeho
          Only in the US. There's a whole world outside of 'Merica, and Germans dominate the market.
      Mugen Chip
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a maxima in the front...with the old school car bra's
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