Hyundai has pulled the wraps off the 2015 Genesis in Detroit recently, in a premiere, as the model is expected to make its way onto the market later on this year at just below 40,000 USD.
The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a premium sedan which is coming with an all-wheel drive HTRAC system, nine airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints, electronic stability control, 13.6-inch front rotors for the cheaper version and 14.2-inch front rotors for the more expensive one, ABS, brake assist, electronic brake distribution and much more.
Some of the goodies found on it include the heated rear seats, 12-way power front heated and ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, second-gen Blue Link system, Automatic Collision Notification and more. The exterior design is the result of the company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 and it has a hexagonal front grille. Hyundai says that the new Genesis is more spacious than the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus GS, Cadillac CTS and others.
Power is being provided by a 3.8 liter direct injected Lambda engine, with 311 HP (232 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 397 Nm (293 lb-ft) of torque, available at 5,000 rpm. There is also a larger 5.0 liter Tau V8 engine, which is good for 420 HP (313 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 519 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque, available at 5,000 rpm. Both units are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.