Spied! 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Caught Completely Exposed

By Jacob Brown | November 13, 2013
We've known about a completely redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan coming for some time, and we've gathered all the details well ahead of actually seeing the car. Now, it looks like we have nearly all the pieces worth knowing about the latest Korean luxury car, as a production-ready version was caught testing without any camouflage ahead of its official debut.
The model in question was a European-spec 2015 Hyundai Genesis G380 HTRAC sedan. While it's unlikely our version will get the alphabet soup on its name by the time it gets here, this car will be nearly identical to what we ought to be seeing on our shores. That "G380" part means that the car will carry over the 3.8-liter V-6 from the current Genesis sedan, which is good for 333 horsepower in current form. We don't know if Hyundai will improve upon its power figures in the second-generation car, but we wouldn't be surprised if it did.
The "HTRAC" part means it'll come with Hyundai's new all-wheel-drive system, which is a first for any Hyundai car. We expect that it will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, although Hyundai could very well carry over the current car's eight-speed auto box. As with the current car, a 5.0-liter V-8 ought to be available as well, and we expect it to make at least the same 429 horsepower as the current car has under its hood. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan was spotted at a video shoot, meaning that we ought to see it officially for the first time in a few weeks. Unfortunately, Hyundai is saving it for a later date, likely in Europe, to debut the car in full, as Hyundai looks to finally go upmarket overseas. Adapted from the Hyundai HCD-14 concept car, we think the production version looks sharp, if not a little too evocative of some European rivals. We'll keep you updated on details and pictures as we get more to share.