Hyundai is still working on getting its next-generation Genesis sedan ready for production, and while these spy shots don't reveal much more of the car's new design than what we saw back in December, our spy photographer did manage to catch an important detail being added to the big sedan. In addition to its rumored 10-speed automatic transmission, it looks like the new Genesis could get an all-wheel drive system based on a sticker in the rear window that says "4WD AT." This would make sense, too, as the car was caught testing in snowy and icy Northern Sweden.

Another new element of the car visible in these pictures is our first look at the car with its LED headlights illuminated giving the front end a more upscale and dynamic look. In terms of its overall appearance, the new Genesis is expected to take some design elements from the HCD-14 Genesis Concept that Hyundai revealed last month at the Detroit Auto Show. There is still no official word, though, as to when we may see the new Genesis unveiled.


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      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 1 Year Ago
      another new car with obvious mazda 6 dna in it.
        Monkaroo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        That's a bizarre comment. Why would a rear drive luxury car have DNA from a front wheel drive Mazda? There are no partnerships between either company.
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        Where are you getting that? The 6 hasn't been known to the public for that long.
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        where do you get that idea?
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, rumors did say AWD was coming...
      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Get back to me when the Genesis coupe has a hatch instead of a mail slot. And they fix that awful shifter.
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they give the 5.0 R spec AWD that will give porsche a run for their money (panamera GTS) but the 4.6 liter in the 2010 genises sounds way better than the 5.0
        jason.waite1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zizixx89
        How is the 4.6 better? Name one way. The 4.6 is underpowered just like Ford's 4.6 was. The 5.0 is built with much higher specific output (like Ford's 5.0). The 5.0 V8s made by both aforementioned companies are some of the best naturally aspirated, non-Italian V8s ever made. Can't really compare to Ferarri's 4.5 V8. That thing's a monster, but look at what they invest in R&D as well as fabrication.
      NeoReaper
      • 1 Year Ago
      i wonder what kind of AWD system it will be using. does anyone know if the rumored 10 speed is being designed in-house?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NeoReaper
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          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NeoReaper maybe ZF doesn't plan to make a 10-speed but that doesn't mean nobody else thinks it's worthwhile. I don't find it surprising at all that a company not known for making transmissions (Hyundai) would design one with more gears than a company that is known making them (ZF).
          NeoReaper
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp i guess i just hope they are doing for the sake of actually making a better more efficient transmission rather than just having a paper spec that says "hey look at me, i have one more gear than everyone else". so far i'd say that hyundai has been introducing effective technology rather than paper spec BS so i hope the trend continues.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Jared Forcier
      • 1 Year Ago
      I also find it interesting that it specifies that it\'s an AT. If indeed they need to specify that car has an automatic transmission then it would reason that a Manual Transmission is also in the works... So, Hyundai, will you be bringing us a 5.0L V8 Genesis with a Manual Transmission and AWD? That would certainly drag me out to a dealership for a test drive...
        Brent Booth
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jared Forcier
        I found that interesting too...
        Trinity527
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jared Forcier
        I don't think that'll happen for the sedan. I can see the next gen coupe getting the V8 though.
        Awhattup
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jared Forcier
        The Coupe will likely get either a V8 or a Twinturbo V6
      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool.
      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      After a few years of Hyundai kicking the hell out of the auto world, their reputation will improve and they'll gain the respect they are earning.
      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      AWD really isn't a big surprise at all. I am pretty sure that the current Genesis was built with the intention of having AWD added to it at some point in the production cycle, it just never was added. Regardless, the upcoming Genesis will be a great vehicle.
      Edward
      • 1 Year Ago
      The concept has flares along the bottom of the body, just like Chryslers of the fifties. The production car doesn't have this.
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