With just two months to go before the official debut at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai is putting together some beauty shots of the 2015 Genesis Sedan in action. Fortunately, our spy shooters were on hand, as well, and the result is our best look yet at the all-new sedan from every angle sans camouflage.

Thanks to previous spy shots and official Hyundai renderings, we already had a good idea about what the face of the new Genesis would look like, but these shots also reveal the sedan's stylish rear end. These new images also show more of the relationship between the next Genesis and the HCD-14 Genesis Concept, including the sloping roofline and the defined body crease that takes a sharp downward angle by the taillights.

The winged badges (front and rear) on this car indicate that this particular model isn't US spec, but the "G380 HTRAC" badge on the decklid are telling signs that this sedan is powered by the base V6 engine and is equipped with Hyundai's new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.


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      Keith
      • 1 Year Ago
      put 600 HP in the car, and it'll sell for 50K easily.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish designers and engineers would find a way to package those radar-based cruise systems, so that the ugly shiny black plastic in the middle of the grilles could be avoided. MB, this, Cadillac, there seems no clever solution.
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        i think the way cadillac packages it is good.......using the emblem circle to hid it....MB just smooth it across all of the middle of the grille.......but MB does have alot of Tech in the S class so....
      HtCRaCk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai is kinda hot on this site. 280 posts!!
        Archknight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @HtCRaCk
        It seems no matter what, negative or positive Hyundai will draw attention to itself. Many hate to believe that a company that was known for nothing but copying other companies designs and making cheap products could come so far. They managed to snag designers from other major players, so a few of those signature design cues are going to be found in their products. The so called badge snobs are afraid that their beloved marques are going to lose customers to such a "low level" one but truth be told people buy what's appealing to their tastes regardless. This type of attention is good for Hyundai, which means they have relevance and there is a fear factor for some top brands. Other more established brands that were once in the segment should take notice.
      turbomonkey2k
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would probably look hugely better with the ID plate on the grille removed.
      Eggmania
      • 1 Year Ago
      front end is badass. back? not so much
      Carmaker1
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's quite absurd that my mere (rather informative) corrections of those incorrectly accusing Hyundai of copying other previously "nonexistent" models has drawn such negativity, when facts are facts and unlike the trolls here, I abide by them. If Hyundai designed this car 2 years ago in 2011, how would they succeed in stupidly wasting millions of dollars on re-tooling or risking prosecution to just copy the 2014 Q50/Mazda 6/Impala/'13 Ford Fusion/Altima/Avalon that were behind closed doors(no leaks of them)? I can understand comparisons to Audi's A7, BMW F10 5, and the Peugeot 508, but not anything unavailable as a designer's reference in plain sight(spy shots, press shots, etc) about future competitors. While corporate espionage exists, I doubt a company would risk it for the sake of exterior design. Most automotive companies in Q4 2013 finalizing design work on future models for MY2016-17 cannot later copy something else barely presented during fall 2014 or early 2015. I choose to be factual, in not having favorites, so I am not going to waste precious time of mine bashing companies on an unfounded, ignorant stance and would rather be positive or neutral. I had believed we were all adults here, but that really isn't apparent unfortunately.
      jakekim1971
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is good enough design for me. They will make major engine V6 3.3 turbo over 360hp. Not sure for sedan. Probably coup only. I hope include sedan too.
      Mark Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      one would have to consider the intelligence of an individual who would send money to korea for JUNK that will fill our wrecking yards in record time............BUY AMERICAN NOT JUNK!
        Keith
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark Nick
        you know Grand Master is basically a Daewoo and Opel at this point? Chrysler is basically a Hyundai and Japanese fromt he inside. ANd Ford is a Mazda.
        Goahead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark Nick
        Each one of us want to buy the best car for one's hard earned money. That's why I buy Japanese(Since I can't afford German, happy w/Infiniti G37S Coupe). Lat American car I owned was the brand new 2000 Corvette. That POS broke down so many times. It even broke down side of the road 3 days before my wedding day(I was going to use it on my special day). It had a faulty fuel gauge. I had 1/4 tank left but in reality I ran out of gas! Buy American? You buy it, and be happy with it.
        Derek L. Washington
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark Nick
        You're getting bagged on for saying Buy American but I think every American should be looking at our own products first. And I don't care if it's built in Mexico or Canada as long as the profits go to American corporations. I'm not saying you have to buy American I'm just saying we put out great products and they deserve a look.
      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Truly a poor man's BMW.
        ravenosa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Judah Richardson
        So, a decent commuter car, all without the d-bag stigma and a legion of drivers that can barely navigate a parking lot let alone know how to drive well enough to enjoy their "ultimate driving machines"? The existence of this car will be great for its owners, but also just to see the look on a BMW/Audi owners face when you ask them about their Hyundai.
        HUMANMPC2000
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Judah Richardson
        Hyundai wishes it was a poor man's Bimmer.
      ChrisJC
      • 1 Year Ago
      ====> ignore the inevitable autoblog down votes that result when the truth rolls in : ) ====> Sorry white knights, this IS a sorry BMW 5-series rip off. To further the obvious intent, there are pictures taken during the "development" process of this parading around the Hyundai testing grounds and public roads/parking lots side by side with a lone white BMW F10 5-series for some time. There profiles are exactly the same. The belt line, greenhouse, the slightly tweaked rear end, the hood, the front end sans the grill, everything. But the worst crime is the interior, that interior is right out of a 5-series, there is nothing original brought to the table here. The dash, the console, the ergonomics are all the same. WHERE IS THE VISION?! Google F10 5-series interior and have a look. I mistakenly thought it was a BMW 5-series interior. They stole BMW's joystick style shifter. I say BMW's shifter because that was an exclusive BMW interior staple until Hyundai unapologetic-ally came along and stole it. This is how the whole conversation "That BMW/Audi/Mercedes looks like a Hyundai" etc crap starts, but in reality, it's the Hyundai(s) that looks like the BMW/Audi/Merc. Meanwhile many people on Autoblog **** on anything German judging from the comments, which is stupid because a majority of todays cars are inspired and bench marked from German sedans...ie Cadillac, Buick, KIA, Hyundai, Honda, etc. And what's wrong with calling a spade a spade? It's true. This car has taken a 5-series and flat out stole major defining designs and creature staples from it. It's nothing new. Every major "upscale" car they come out with ends up this way, this one being a lot more aggressive in their approach. I wish they would find their own design language. What's the deal with changing the Hyundai emblem to something other than their trademark one? Seems to be that there is a little bit of brand insecurity of putting that same badge that the 15k Elantra wears, on a high priced Hyundai. Why not just put the same classic badge? It's a Hyundai, isn't it? What are their intentions by changing it? Do they think that putting some kinda of vague winged high end, try hard badge on the hood, the trunk, and wheel caps makes it something other than a Hyundai?
        Carmaker1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChrisJC
        Well, yes you are very right. Hyundai truly bench marked the BMW 5-Series and bragged about it a year ago, when questionably commenting on the development of the 2015 Genesis. One thing that confuses me though, is this because of former BMW designer Chris Chapman? Chapman barely took office on January 3, 2012, smack dab in the middle of what was the 2015 Genesis final design definition in 2011 and its design freeze in early 2012. I mean, Jacek Frolich was the one who designed the BMW F10 up to December 2006 and finished production work in mid-2007, but is it possible by relation that Chapman's involvement could have affected the final car within a few months of arriving at Hyundai? Who knows really, but certainly that Hyundai 100% heavily studied Audi and BMW models before prototype testing. (I really hope my comment isn't repeated 3 times as a result of a comment submission error)
        adam1keith1980
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChrisJC
        "What's the deal with changing the Hyundai emblem to something other than their trademark one? Seems to be that there is a little bit of brand insecurity of putting that same badge that the 15k Elantra wears, on a high priced Hyundai. Why not just put the same classic badge? It's a Hyundai, isn't it? What are their intentions by changing it? Do they think that putting some kinda of vague winged high end, try hard badge on the hood, the trunk, and wheel caps makes it something other than a Hyundai?" It's not Hyundai that is not confident. Their designs and designers are award winning. It is the badge ****** that are insecure. In North America, the first Genesis comes with the old H-badges, but owners buy the Korean winged-badges to replace the old H-badges. (In Asia, it is common for different models of the same company to have different badges.) Insecure customers are the reasons why Honda has Acura, Toyota has Lexus, Nissan has Infiniti, Ford has Lincoln, GM has Cadillac, VW has Audi, Bentley, Porsche etc. Get over your badge insecurity and save yourself some money.
      adam1keith1980
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gorgeous and original! Good job Hyundai!
      Black Dyanmite
      • 1 Year Ago
      The current car is fairly generic and forgettable. The new car is fairly ugly.....and forgettable. BD
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Black Dyanmite
        One of the few times this happens but I completely agree with you BD.
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