Hyundai gave us a tease of its second-gen Genesis sedan courtesy of the HCD-14 Genesis Concept displayed at this year's Detroit Auto Show, and while we've seen numerous spy shots of the car testing since (both on and off the track), all were heavily camouflaged. That all changed today when the South Korean site bobaedream.co.kr posted an image of the new luxury sedan sitting out completely uncovered (click the image to enlarge).

While we can't see much more than the face of the new Genesis sedan, it does appear to be a striking improvement over the current car that debuted back in 2008. The jutting, upright grille is very similar in appearance to the HCD-14 Concept, while the headlights and fascia look like a combination of Mercedes S-Class and E-Class. The body creasing isn't as dramatic as the concept, but the roofline and glasshouse look to be almost identical to the show car. Based on how finished the car looks in this picture, our guess is that we could see Hyundai's new Genesis at an upcoming auto show like LA or Detroit.

UPDATE: Per the request of the individual pictured next to the Hyundai Genesis in the original photo that spurred this story, we have removed said image from the post. You can still see the new Genesis here at the source, for the moment.


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      Gearhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      2006-2010 Infiniti M class.
        cfinch2045
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Gearhead
        I owned a 2008 Infiniti M45X to which this vehicle bears no resemblance whatsoever. It looks like the very narrow straight intake that runs across the entire front with the also narrow and long fog lights above will appear to be floating head on. Looks interesting and mature.
      Jmaister
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai, have you no pride?
      x19x19
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice Mazda - no original thoughts out there.
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a cheap knockoff of a Merc from a few years ago, no thanks.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yaks.............ugly.
      Tina Dang
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn.... they completely snatched the W221 Mercedes front lower fascia.... pathetic.
      libertedelacroix
      • 1 Year Ago
      That grill looks pretty horrendous... and not in a polarizing hate-it-or-love-it Lexus kind of way, but like a unanimously ugly Acura kind of way....
        TruthHertz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        So you've been able to make this conclusion based solely off of a low res spy shot that is at a weird angle? Applause to you sir!
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @libertedelacroix
        I agree this grille is ugly, but i like Accuras grille........as i see on the streets of NYC many people also like it.
      Fenix Baby
      • 1 Year Ago
      Haters gonna hate, Tina Dang... it looks great IMO... nothing like a Mercedes.
      Shane
      • 1 Year Ago
      Benz, Mazda, Infiniti, peugeot..gimme a break...it's a Hyundai
      FutureDoc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nope. Not to my taste. Looks like a guppy... horrendous front grill.
      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 1 Year Ago
      When your complaint about a vehicles styling is relegated to "Damn, 1/4th of the lower 5% of the front bumper looks like a Benz you know Hyundai is doing a great job. These moron are running out of things to complain about lol.
        Bill
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dmitriy Markelov
        Blame Mr. Ross who says the fascia looks like a combo of E-Class and S-Class. I'm assuming he's referring the the previous gen as the current E and S are bulbous...
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      First rule of building a "luxury" car, Hyundai, is to try and make it look better, more appealing and more expensive than some humdrum Civic or Corolla. Maybe quality will be its strength? LOL
        cartonlul
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Shhhh, this is the car most readers here aspire to own. Sooo luxurious.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        [blocked]
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        oh good. Tell that to BMW and Audi. Their cheap looking cars are an eyesore on the road.
        whatever
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        I'm going to have to agree that quality, warranty and bang-for-your-buck are Hyundai's strengths, but luxury is not. The current Genesis interior is plastic and cheap looking. It's a fine vehicle, but it doesn't compete on quality materials with other luxury brands. Here's to hoping they up the ante this time around.
          Bill
          • 1 Year Ago
          @whatever
          can get the dash covered in leather
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