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.