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Hyundai reveals details of the 2015 Genesis

OD Newsdesk  | Updated: October 29, 2013, 11:56 AM IST

Hyundai has officially unveiled the first image renderings of the 2015 Genesis in Korea. The new Genesis will come with HTRAC, the all-wheel drive system. The 'All-New Genesis Media Preview' for the Korean media took place at the Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center.

The new Genesis is based on Hyundai's new 'Fluidic Sculpture2.0' design philosophy, a bolder version of Hyundai's Fluidic design seen in the Hyundai's latest offerings in India such as the Grand i10 and the Elantra. Hyundai has given the Genesis bolder hexagonal grille, while making subtle changes to the exteriors and the interiors with an aim to give it the premium sports sedan look.

Hyundai steps into a newer and further enhanced Fluidic language, the 'Fluidic Sculpture2.0'Hyundai steps into a newer and further enhanced Fluidic language, the 'Fluidic Sculpture2.0'

On the safety front, the Genesis gets ultra-high-strength steel, improved floor structures and seat belts with Emergency Fastening Device system (EFD). Suspensions gets tweaked and the Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) offers further stability. Power steering is improved thanks to the Rack-mounted Motor Driven Electric Power Steering (R-MDPS) system. HTRAC claims to improve grip and handling.

There is a CO2 sensor inside the cabin which uses the HVAC system to vent exhaled CO2 and keep levels below 2,500 parts per million. This reduces drowsiness caused by increased CO2 levels. The new Genesis also gets a hands-free Smart Trunk technology that pops open the trunk automatically with you simply standing near the boot for three seconds with the key in your hand/pocket.

Powertrain details are awaited, but the current Genesis gets two engine options: the 3.8-litre V6 making 333PS and the 5.0-litre V8 engine that delivers 429PS.

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