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Spyshots: 2017 Hyundai Genesis Came Out to Play, We Took Some Pictures

Last time we met with the 2017 Genesis was last winter when the sedan started out-in-the-cold test session. Summer is almost gone now, but the Genesis is still working hard as engineers are applying the finishing touches on what will become the refreshed Genesis.
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It's not necessarily about hard work, as Hyundai wants to make sure the revised 2017 Genesis is up and running and good to bring more clients for the brand.

Six months ago, we were expecting the Genesis to be granted access to some V8 grunt, but along with the spyshots sent in by our carparazzi they claim the upscale sedan will also pack a new twin-turbo V6 engine.

The pictures available in the photo gallery have been shot on the Nurburgring circuit in Germany but also in the US, where the sedan has been enduring hot weather conditions in the desert.

If you look carefully at the pictures showing the Genesis from the front, you'll notice a new front fascia design, which makes room for a newly applied intercooler - visible through the lower air intake below the prototype's revised grille.

That's because the alleged new V6 engine will launch along with a hefty facelift. If you're wondering that's with the V6 mill, the answer lies in Hyundai's interest in saving weight, increased fuel efficiency and low emissions.

Besides the exterior psychedelic camo, the test mules were also hiding their interiors, but our spy photographers were able to snap a few shots with the cabin's layout. No changes appear here, but this could very well be a prototype used for fine tuning the powertrain, which means more comfort and ambient oriented changes bound to show up later on.

Some voices have also been talking about a new ten-speed transmission to complement the new V6 engine, but we'd prefer to wait and hear official info from Hyundai, which should come next year.

 
 
 
 
 

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