Hyundai's early facelift for the Genesis is hiding underneath a thick amount of camouflage applied on this prototype spotted recently by our spy photographers.


It must be frustrating for current-gen Genesis owners to see that Hyundai is already testing a facelifted version even though the car was launched less than two years ago. Judging by the heavy amount of disguise on this prototype, the styling revisions will be quite significant and right away we notice the front grille will adopt a grid-styled pattern in the same vein as the Chrysler 300C.


Taking into account it had an intercooler, this means a turbocharged engine was lurking underneath that hood and word on the street indicates it's a twin-turbo V6 with a 3.3- or 3.8-liter displacement. It will allegedly develop around 420 bhp (313 kW) which would make it just as powerful as the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 but obviously a lot more economical and lighter. Based on this fact, it is believed Hyundai has plans to drop the NA motor altogether, but we will have to wait for a confirmation.

Chances are the facelifted Hyundai Genesis will be out towards the end of next year as a 2017MY.


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