Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept imagines next-gen RWD luxury sedan

Launched in 2008 in America and Asia, the Hyundai Genesis has brought a level of affordability to the large RWD luxury sedan market not seen since the days of the Toyota Cressida. Now Hyundai is thinking aloud about its replacement.

The slinky concept car is said to be a pointer to the second generation Genesis sedan. Interestingly the car dispenses with any Hyundai badging, preferring instead to feature a winged Genesis logo. Could this be a sign that Hyundai is contemplating (despite repeated denials) launching a separate brand with its own dealerships, a la Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, et al?

Under the hood of the HCD-14 Genesis concept car is said to be a direct injection version of Hyundai’s Tau 5-litre V8 hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which funnels power and torque to the rear wheels. Inside the plushly appointed cabin, Hyundai claims that the air con, entertainment and navigation systems can be controlled by either eye-tracking, thumb controls or gesture recognition.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]