The first renderings of the new 2015 Hyundai Genesis Premium Sedan were just revealed at an "All-New Genesis Media Preview" for the Korean media at Hyundai Motor Group's R&D Center. The model will be launched first in Korea later this year, and then will debut in Detroit in January.

The main strengths of the new rear-wheel drive sedan are exclusive, luxury and distinctive design, best-in-class chassis system, premium level of driving and R&H performance, cutting-edge safety and convenience features.

Hyundai's design philosophy "Fluidic Sculpture" has evolved in this model and it will be the first one to adopt Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The latter has some core elements: simple and harmonious design with refined fluidic design elements, modern Hyundai look with a singular hexagonal grille, easy-to-understand and pleasant design and rich visuotactile color, material and finishing of the car.

Furthermore, the car exudes sporty and athletic stance, its single-frame premium hexagonal grille makes a bold front statement, while the fluidic and voluminous surfacing complete the side lines. At the rear we have high-tech, sculptural surface.

The interior of the model complements the premium look of the exterior. It was only disclosed that it will feature premium materials and master craftsmanship-level finish. In addition, the Human Machine Interface (HMI) will be also included. It will let drivers intuitively recognize vehicle functions, allowing for more convenient and effective utilization of functions.

In terms of safety, the 2015 Genesis Sedan has been significantly improved thanks to its new body structure and better rigidity. Its torsional and bending stiffness have been increased by the application of ultra-high-strength steel, hot-stamping and double-section structure on the front, partitioned engine room design as well as improved rear and center floor structures. Moreover, advanced seatbelt functions such as Emergency Fastening Device system (EFD) and Pre-Safe seatbelt contribute towards occupants' safety.

The performance of the car was also refined through improved suspension and application of various advanced technologies. For instance, the chassis has been improved via the lateral stiffness of the front and rear suspensions and the excellent weight balance.

The use of electronic control suspension such as Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC) enables greater stability in corners, while the Rack-mounted Motor Driven Electric Power Steering (R-MDPS) provides high-speed stability and direct response at low and medium speeds.

Brand's ‘HTRAC' all-wheel drive system will be also offered in the 2015 Genesis Sedan. This system electronically controls torque split between the front and rear axles depending on road and driving conditions. The result is greater stability on slippery roads and in corners.

Source: Hyundai