Hyundai wows New York with Genesis “New York” Concept

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Hyundai has once again stepped up its game. The Genesis “New York” Concept has taken the New York Auto Show by storm featuring a futuristic …

Hyundai has once again stepped up its game. The Genesis “New York” Concept has taken the New York Auto Show by storm featuring a futuristic design and some impressive technology.

Built to fit somewhere between a 3 and 5 Series sedan, the four-door sedan with coupe-like figures is setting the aspirations quite high for its newly spun-off Genesis luxury brand. The rear three-quarter view has the looks of a fastback reminiscent of a Mercedes-AMG GT.

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The interior is futuristic in design and in tech with stainless steel mesh accents and an infotainment system with an impressive 21-inch curved, floating 4K LCD. There’s also a 3D gesture control sensor that allows occupants to remotely move content from one area of the screen to another.

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The car was designed under the direction of Chris Chapman, Hyundai’s chief designer, the man chiefly responsible for pushing the concept and eventual production BMW X3, X5 and Z4 models while a key player at BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA in California before heading up new vehicle and concept design at Hyundai N.A. in 2012.

Under the hood is a 245 horsepower, 2.0 liter hybrid drive system coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission, though Genesis didn’t reveal any further drivetrain details.

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Insiders say a production car based on the Genesis New York Concept is due out within 18 months.

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