Spied! 2015 Hyundai Genesis, Now With Interior Shots
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan has once again been caught testing, this time on Germany's famed Nurburgring. While it's safe to say over 99 percent of the buyers of the new luxury sedan won't be taking the Genesis on the track, this gives credence to our earlier speculation that the newest model will likely be tuned for a sportier ride. The new images confirm that the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will have rectangular LED headlights, and sport the company's newer hexagonal grille design. Our interior shots show us a modern and clean cabin, one similar to the 2014 Hyundai Equus we recently poked around in at the 2013 New York Auto Show. An analog clock--all the rage in luxury sedans at the moment--is present, and we can expect some new in-cabin technology. When we were at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Hyundai was showing off two new versions of its Bluelink telematics system. While the Korean automaker hadn't decided which infotainment system would go in the new car, the next Genesis could have: Bluetooth 3.0, a jukebox function which allows you to shuffle between music sources, Gracenote, Pandora, Sirius XM, and HD radio. The alternate version includes MirrorLink (similar to Bluetooth), Aha radio, and a media share function. Regardless of which makes it, there will be a touchscreen with better resolution and a brighter screen. While we can see a slight influence from the HDC-14 Concept unveiled in Detroit, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis seems to have had a light brushing over with the style wand. We'll be curious to see if the suspension and handling are different from the current model. It's likely Hyundai will employ two engines, a 333 horsepower 3.8-liter V-6, and a 429 horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 for R-Spec trims. We've tested both engines and like the power delivery. Both engines will likely be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, although we reported on rumors of a 10-speed automatic earlier this year as well.
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