Hyundai Unveils Genesis Hybrid Sport Sedan Concept

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

Genesis has unveiled a sharp looking new concept car that previews what a hybrid sport sedan from Hyundai’s luxury brand could look like.

Debuting at the 2016 New York Auto Show with the least creative name ever, this concept is called the New York Concept. Luckily, the car looks much more exciting than its name implies.

Having a sharper and leaner look than the Genesis Vision G concept coupe unveiled last year at Pebble Beach, this concept is a more realistic indication of what the next models from Genesis will look like. Definitely more dramatic than the G90, which is currently the only car in the Genesis lineup, this concept could be the basis for the upcoming G70, which has goals of competing with the BMW 3 Series. A long hood and short overhangs emphasize the car’s focus on performance and luxury.

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Hyundai says this sedan is powered by a direct injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, but no information has been released about the concept’s hybrid element. Absolutely no other performance specs have been revealed, and although it will have an eight-speed transmission, it’s not known yet which wheels will be driven.

Inside, the cabin in highlighted by a 21-inch curved 4K digital display that supports 3D gesture controls, copper colored accents and an open steering wheel.

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Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Rochester Rochester on Mar 24, 2016

    Beautiful car, and some very unique trim. Those wheels, in particular... fascinating! However, the dimpled texture on the rim would surely retain ice build-up, and throw the wheels off-balance in the winter, every time temps went below freezing. Every single time. So... summer-only wheels, I'm guessing. Love the side-sills... gorgeous shadow and contrast. Hate the Lexus-inspired crease under the headlights.

  • Ninja250 Ninja250 on Mar 24, 2016

    Hideous, Toyota Prius-like, leading knife edges. Why would they copy one of the ugliest designs on the planet? We'll be looking to replace one of our two Sonata's next year, possibly with a Genesis, but definitely not one that looks like this!