By on October 24, 2013

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Just days after the 2015 Hyundai Genesis was spied in the flesh, these renderings were revealed. The car will get its official debut at NAIAS in January, 2014. Unlike the last generation, the new Genesis will have AWD.

 

 

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40 Comments on “2015 Hyundai Genesis Rendered...”


  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Fancy Lexus LLL-style brake lights.
    Nice side profile of a GS.
    And a special grey area at the front where the Mercedes logo should have gone.

    Fail^3

    • 0 avatar
      Lorenzo

      When I saw the grille, I thought: Studebaker Hawk. It may not be possible for a car to NOT have some design cues that resemble others. The “four door coupe” may have reached the same point as the three box concept: all the defining details have been done before. Maybe it’s time to take another look at the AMC Pacer?

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      What’s fail is that the rear light pattern is little like what’s on Lexus, which on the LS460, is just the same as the one on the 5/7 Series but flipped over.

      The side profile/greenhouse is more Infiniti M, A7, Fusion, etc. than the GS, which has a side/profile GS that’s much straighter up traditional BMW with a more upright Hofmeister kink (and btw, the rear/taillights of the GS can be confused with the rear/taillights of the Sonata).

      And the Lexus grill (before they went all “predator”) was more Mercedes-like (just needed a center divider) in shape and there’s a reason why Lexus has been the only brand to be called out by Mercedes for copying (particularly the LS430).

  • avatar
    thornmark

    I like it.

    My favorite rental in Naples is the current edition. I flogged it and got 24 mpg. I babied the GMarguis and got 18.

  • avatar
    morbo

    That is a beautiful MY 2015 Mazda 929. When will it hit dealerships?

    • 0 avatar
      CoreyDL

      http://cdn.tradebit.org/usr/fixyourcar/pub/9002/111430362_1987-1990_Mazda_929__HC__sedan_01.jpg

      You know, I still think that was a good looking formal Japanese saloon.

    • 0 avatar
      DeadWeight

      +1

      Ya’ know, we have come to expect automakers and their stylists to “borrow” design elements from each other, but it looks as if a Hyundai employee literally stole the front end of a Mazda 6 in this case.

      • 0 avatar
        3Deuce27

        Over due for your new glasses prescription?

        Front fascia/grille doesn’t look anything like the Mazda/KODO design, except in its monolithic singularity… ‘of a piece’.

      • 0 avatar
        bd2

        The Genesis’ grill shape is more of a hexagonal design (which Hyundai originated nearly a decade ago) while the Mazda grill shape is a pentagon and shared by Acura (even after they added the “beak”).

        Anyway, the renderings look a little better but overall, the design is still too bland.

  • avatar
    Lightspeed

    A lot nicer than the current car, but they should have gotten their cousins over at KIA to do the design. The new Impala looks better, sadly wrong-wheel-drive though.

  • avatar
    EAS34

    Definitely more stylish than the current generation. The side looks very 5series like (especially the door handles embedded in the side crease.)

  • avatar
    imag

    I have said it elsewhere, but I think Peter Schreyer is a modern-sedan-designing genius. It is not easy to make cars look this good with all the current safety regs and aerodynamic/packaging constraints.

    It will be interesting to see how Audi fares without him.

  • avatar
    3800FAN

    Audi knockoff…bleh..its as original a design as the kia amanti..koreans dont get style.

  • avatar
    Spartan

    I like it. I’d even go as far as to put it on my short list.

  • avatar
    PriusV16

    Audi A7 knock-off.

    Nuff said.

  • avatar
    ash78

    Well they had to do something, especially since the Accord basically stole the entire current Genesis’s design. From 100 yards, I can hardly tell them apart from behind.

    I also agree it’s Audi-esque, but VAG are probably the most knocked-off car designers of the past 20 years.

    I like it.

    • 0 avatar
      This Is Dawg

      When someone in my apartment complex parked their new Accord near me my first thought was wow, why would you still live here if you have money for even a Genesis? Once I got closer I laughed at the Japanese copying the Koreans. Oh how those two have traded.

      • 0 avatar
        Marko

        If you’re going to accuse Honda of copying the Genesis (OK, let’s say they did), you have to accept the uncanny resemblance of both cars to the previous Lexus LS.

        http://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/genesis/2009/long-term-road-test/2009-hyundai-genesis-where-did-i-park-it-again.html?makes=&models=&years=

  • avatar
    hreardon

    Nice looking, but clearly borrows a lot of cues from Audi: the nose and the nice sloping rear/C-pillar in particular.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      The oversized grill maybe (tho arguably, Chrysler was the one who brought it back to non-ultralux sedans), but Audi has since copied Hyundai’s hexagonal grill shape on some of their models (esp. the newer ones).

      The nose with the protruding snout and set back hoodline is something that everyone is doing these days due to Euro pedestrian safety standards and was 1st started by Maserati (Quattroporte) and followed by BMW, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes, VW, the Japanese, etc.

      The sloping rear/C-pillar isn’t anything specific to Audi since Chevy (Impala), Ford (Fusion), Infiniti (previous M), Toyota (Avalon), Jaguar (XJ), etc. – all have a sloping roofline (and besides, Audi didn’t originate the fastback).

  • avatar
    mjz

    Hope the next Sonata is a smaller version of this.

  • avatar
    hubcap

    There sure is a lot of hand wringing going on about this car. Does it look good? Well, to me it does and I really don’t care where they got (pilfered) their inspiration. Roguish Hyundai/Kia designers don’t bother me one bit. If you need money you rob a bank, not a liquor store, so I’m kinda glad they didn’t model themselves after Toyota or Acura.

    But that’s just me.

    • 0 avatar
      wsn

      Totally agree. I think such people have a bias (that favors the European) anyway. The MB E class headlights are a shameless copy from the previous Lexus G. How many would acknowledge that?

      • 0 avatar
        wsn

        Just to add. If there is substantial copying, the victim’s lawyers should work harder having the offender convicted. We know the big guys have huge legal budgets. So, if there is no conviction, there is no stealing, for me.

        • 0 avatar
          CoreyDL

          Please re-evaluate your understanding of the legal system and trademarking, and how they work within business.

          • 0 avatar
            hubcap

            You might want to re-evaluate your understanding of art and design and how there’s not much “genuine” design out there.

            Some “borrow” lightly others are a bit more heavy handed but you’re fooling yourself if you think most things just magically pop into a designers head.

            But its not just art. It happens in industrial settings too. I love the way the United States is able to project power through our Navy, particularly our aircraft carriers.

            Thing is, many of the innovations that have made our carrier program so successful we’re originated by the Royal Navy. Innovations such as the angled flight deck, steam catapult, and optical landing systems.

            I wouldn’t call the U.S. carrier fleet a fail because it cribbed those technologies. I’d call that smart but then again that’s just me.

            Bottom line–When something works you use it regardless of where it was developed.

  • avatar
    rentonben

    Not my cup of tea, but I’l *really* happy to see some design competition out there in from the Asian continent.

    The pressure from cars like this will keep my preferred car company worried and moving their designs forward.

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    This is just Hyundai doing what it does best, stealing styling elements from other cars and adding them to their own.

  • avatar
    tklockau

    Hmm, not bad. A lot of folks guessing Audi, but the first thing I thought was 2013 Fusion. Not necessarily a bad thing…

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    its a pastiche

    but saying that there’s a limit to how daring 4 door luxury saloons can be

    i see a lot of jaguar mazda 6 audi sportbacks etc.

    but i do like what i see

    with a small v8 and a zf 8 speed i can see great things

  • avatar

    Its too risky to be unique… stolen or not (well yes, it’s very stolen from several makes), the car does look quite attractive.

  • avatar
    Pahaska

    The new model looks great to me, but I’ll hang on to my current Genesis V-8 for at least a year or two more. Of the dozens of cars I have owned in over 60 years of driving, my 2009 Genesis is my best car ever on balance. That list includes Mercedes, Audi, Accura, BMW, Buick,and a lot more makes.


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