There's real sophistication in the sedan's flowing roofline and its wide grille that's been missing from the company's cars. It's proportioned as smartly as most European and Japanese sport sedans. Though the Genesis has lots of styling cues seem more familiar than fresh, it also has its share of distinct pieces, like its bright, wide grille. And of note on the Genesis is the lack of "Hyundai" badges.
Inside, there's more experimentation-and it's successful. It's not as derivative, with gentle curves and a dashboard that lifts controls high, to leave a slimmer center console and more interior space. Especially of note is the upward-angled control center, housing climate controls along with a multi-function display screen. Some trim levels offer leather-wrapped dash and door panels, and they're quite striking.