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Scoop: 2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Filmed on the Road and First Glance at the Interior

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A prototype of Hyundai's second generation of the Genesis sedan took to the road again and this time, the crew from KGP SpyPhotography was on hand to film the Michigan-plated car and was even able to snag a shot of its interior, which it shared in the following video.

The spy photographer noted that the car was likely equipped with Hyundai's upcoming 10-speed automatic transmission, which we first heard about from Hyundai Motor Group president Park Seong Hyon back in 2010.

"We can almost guarantee that this thing had a 10 speed transmission... it just kept on shifting," stated the photographer on the video description.

We recently rendered the exterior of the 2014 Genesis sedan, based on intel from the test cars and Hyundai's the HCD-14 Concept, but in the video we catch a glimpse of the interior as well.

The dashboard design and layout is very similar to that of the facelifted Hyundai Equus sedan, which will make its North American premiere at the end of the month at the New York International Auto Show, featuring a very BMW-esque automatic gearbox lever, a large LCD screen and a wide lower center console.

It's worth mentioning that for the first time in the model's history, the new Genesis will be offered with an all-wheel drive option, at least for the base V6 engine.

Video & Screenshot Credits: KGP SpyPhotography / Youtube


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19 Comments:

Paul said... »March 10, 2013

hyundai really has anther winner here. oh I bet the hyundai haters are just loosing their minds and thinking of crap to say even though deep down they all know hyundai has anther winner here

mccarluvr123 said... »March 10, 2013

This isn't new, it's been out for a few weeks now. Sorry guys. Anyway, I can't wait for the new Genesis to be revealed! This and the new CTS are my most anticipated new cars for 2013/14 so far!

mccarluvr123 said... »March 10, 2013

Ikr? I absolutely HATE people who just can't wrap their puny minds around the fact that, yes, Hyundai CAN build a world-class luxury car. They still think of Hyundai as the cheap boring manufacturer that they were 5-6 years ago. Guess what guys? A lot can change in that small amount of time! Anyway, sorry about my little rant there. I absolutely love Hyundai and Kia!

Bharat Kumar Gupta said... »March 10, 2013

This time its = Audi & BMW design language, hence another successful product. That's us = Hyundai. Problem BMW, Audi Merc :D?

Andrew Popoola said... »March 10, 2013

True. The BMW design language is most evident in the interior. I am not sure I am persuaded though by a company who lacks originality.

Andrew Popoola said... »March 10, 2013

I agree that Hyundai has come a long way. Anyone not willing to admit that is simply in denial. However, until the drive feel of the cars match the Germans (especially BMW) and until Hyundai develops its own design language like Kia has done, it will always be a wannabe. Still, for most people, that is good enough.

SEriously said... »March 10, 2013

Maybe the 2nd generation will be better but the Genesis to me just isnt a 5 series or E class competitor the interior of those 2 cars are far more premium and high quality than the Genesis. The fact that its cheaper shows when compared to the near luxury group. Compared with say a Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, Buick Lucerne, Lexus ES, Acura Tl, maybe the Cadllac CTS (which I think is also a little nicer) than seems to fit in and its price reflects that. Its more a large entry level luxury sedan than a car that competes with the near luxury crowd head on

Dave Cohen said... »March 10, 2013

Do you mean the folks who will not buy designer branded clothing with the "label on the outside" because they know they are made in the same factory in Bangladesh and the designer, 90% of the time, only gives the use of his or her name.

No one said... »March 10, 2013

I don't think the German's have anything to worry about...

Its the Japanese that need to worry...They are the ones that can build well but cant design.

And Hyundia & Kia ( same company ) are hitting the nail on the head with the new designs and build quality.

bd005 said... »March 10, 2013

One could say the same for Lexus (GS and LS both have a Hofmeister kinked greenhouse and a "wedge" shaped dash a la BMW) and Acura is following suit at the greenhouse with the RLX (and the taillights).
And Lexus used to mimic Mercedes.

Honda Guy said... »March 10, 2013

Gorgeous! Ordered a new 2014 Acura RLX out of loyalty and impeccable history with Honda vehicles but I could see my wife driving this new Genesis. Would not switch brands but might consider adding this Hyundai if it's as good as it looks here at Carscoop.

Atomic said... »March 10, 2013

Stunningly attractive both inside and out from what is featured above. I see a bit of the 2013 Volvo S80 in the grille work and as stated before, quite a bit of Audi (in the '14 as pictured) vs. Mercedes (current Genesis sedan). Audi and Volvo -- two awesome brands to emulate, even though the S80's fascia will be freshened for '14. The Volvo S80 for MY14 as with pre-2014 models has a classic yet contemporary and timeless flare that bodes well. Audi? They could do no wrong, IMO. Glad to see both Lexus as late and Hyundai's two high-end sedans moving away from Mercedes-Benz looking cars. They are taking greater risks and I think it will really pay off with the 2014-MY Hyundai Genesis.

FromTheBackSeat said... »March 11, 2013

It disturbs me greatly that Hyundai and Kia both can design, build and import a set of decent, RWD sedans an not be all in a fuss about how costly and difficult it is 9and do an all-new 2nd Gen version) while GM wrings it's little hands about importing a mildly warmed over (with a greatly improved interior) Holden Commodore sedan and it's larger unrefreshed Caprice (for police duty only) and all but suggests that they will discontinue such a design in the next 4 years and revert to the lazy FWD programs both in NA and Aus. It is this sort of backwards thinking that is the style of "Old GM". If I didn't know better I'd think that the new SS (seriously?! Give it a proper name!) was only released here to capitulate to certain powers but hamstrung so that it will fail miserably so that those against the program can have their "I told you so" moment. If both Chrysler and Hyundia/Kia can see profit in selling these kinds of sedans, I fail to see why the worry-warts at GM can't. The reality is the new 'Impala' should have been the Malibu replacement and a full-redesigned Commodore the replacement for the Impala, thus truly separating the 2 marks and positioning the Impala in a more upscale manner.

autolocksmith said... »March 11, 2013

I don't think the German's have anything to worry about...
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Collision of Souls said... »March 11, 2013

Don't forget Hyundai is adding AWD to this equation. Nice!

Chad said... »March 11, 2013

Unlike BMW, it is good to see a proper 4 point steering wheel on this car.

Andrew Popoola said... »March 11, 2013

Yep!

Andrew Popoola said... »March 11, 2013

I agree, and I think the Americans need to worry as well. They were starting to do well against the Japanese, but there is new, stiffer competition in town.

futurama said... »March 11, 2013

As for the interior, Regular folks will have a tough time differentiating between this and Kia K9. FAIL.

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