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New 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Caught Undisguised

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edited September 2014 in Hyundai

imageNew 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Caught Undisguised

Hyundai's next-generation 2015 Genesis sedan is caught totally undisguised just before a probable global unveiling at this month's Los Angeles auto show.

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    benson12benson12 Member Posts: 6
    It's really copying a lot of cues. I see BMW, Lexus, Aston Martin.
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    dfelix70dfelix70 Member Posts: 143
    I see BMW,Lexus, Aston, Nissan, Infiniti, Audi…I mean, seriously?
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    fortstringfortstring Member Posts: 111
    To me it simply looks awesome (proportions, low-slung look, etc). A step in the right direction away from the comparatively generic old design. They should keep the Genesis badging all around, though, and avoid slapping the slanted H on the trunk.
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    glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    Not a huge fan of the fascia, but the design in general is really sharp. Well done.
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    bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    I agree with gloss, beautiful silhouette, nice back end (although not very original). The Audi/Infinit headlamps look good, but that grill is awful. They really should have stuck with the prior one, which was elegantly boring.
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    noburgersnoburgers Member Posts: 500
    A much more stylish version than the prev gen which was almost too traditional. Good for Hyundai, let the Equus be a little more staid. My first impression is this has a Jaguar-like feel to it, at least from the side. I don't think the grille looks too large, maybe because the chrome bits are not outrageous.
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    joe_scubajoe_scuba Member Posts: 2
    I like the 2014 look better, this is to Sonata
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    lions208487lions208487 Member Posts: 240
    I like everything about this 5 Series knock off except the grill.
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    duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    Looks great. Definitely much leaner than the current generation model.
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    cars_r_mecars_r_me Member Posts: 2
    Exterior is a copy of BMW 5 Series, hope they have a good engine in there.
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    greenponygreenpony Member Posts: 531
    Seems like a lot of people are saying BMW, but my first impression is Audi. That gaping maw and the LED running lights... Sure, Audis look uber classy, so if there's a design to copy that would be it. But at the same time the overall design just seems too derivative.
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    markinnaples_markinnaples_ Member Posts: 251
    Cross between a 5 series and an Audi A7.
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    alex38alex38 Member Posts: 30
    looks sharp. Enough with these comments about resemblance to BMW, Audi, merc, lexus... The head of design is now Peter Schreyer, former Audi/VW design chief, so yea, expect some similarities..
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    chuckdalychuckdaly Member Posts: 2
    Don't get me wrong, I like the look of the new Genesis, but boy are the looks derivative. A German luxury car mash-up.
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    carzluvrzcarzluvrz Member Posts: 7
    looks like a bigger version of the new Mazda6
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    garrymgarrym Member Posts: 27
    Yeah, yeah it looks like this, the grille is from that. So what if some styling cues might be from some other noteworthy luxury cars. As far as I'm concerned this car looks great. Are you Lincoln designers seeing this?

    Dare I say I would buy one?
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    whcjrwhcjr Member Posts: 1
    Shamelessly steal ideas--I see a little bit of Audi, Lexus, BMW and Infiniti. Hyundai came up with a 'very nice' looking car!
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    thinking_500thinking_500 Member Posts: 1
    There's always comments about how Korean design cues look like BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, and Infiniti. I get that to an extent, but those brands all borrow from each other as well, and look very similar. They all stay within the very narrow scope of how "luxury" and "premium" are defined to look at this time. Short of releasing a sphere car the Koreans will be accused to heavy borrowing, mostly due to doubts that the Koreans can do premium at all.
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    njexpressnjexpress Member Posts: 170
    Seems lke We are done copying BMWs - We seem to go after Audis these days??
    Don't expect to carve your niche in the luxry segment unless you come up with your own designs from teh ground up...
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