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New Hyundai Genesis revealed

The next-generation Hyundai Genesis has been revealed at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show.

It features Hyundai's updated Fluidic Sculpture design language, with a large front grille, HiD headlights and a longer wheelbase. The chassis is stiffer, designed to accommodate a new all-wheel drive system. The new all-wheel drive HTRAC system was designed with low weight in mind, and can direct 90-per-cent of its torque to the rear wheels when in Sport mode.

The interior is dominated by a large HD touchscreen on the centre console, and a large four-spoke steering wheel with audio controls and paddle shifters.

For the more technologically minded, Hyundai have confirmed that the Genesis will feature Blue Link, allowing it to be controlled using wearable gadgets such as Google Glass. Blue Link is Hyundai's cloud-based platform, that would give other features such as remote start, remote door lock/unlock and vehicle finder, as well as push-notifications for maintenance.

The Genesis will be available with two different engines. The 311bhp 3.8-litre V6 petrol will be available with either rear-drive or Hyundai's new HTRAC four-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 5.0-litre V8 produces 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and will be available with rear-wheel drive only. Both engines will feature direct injection, and use an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Hyundai have tested the Genesis on a number of racetracks and roads, including the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam to Germany's Nurburgring.

The luxury saloon will be available in the UK as a right-hand drive for the first time from 2015.

New Hyundai Genesis