And so it came to pass.
In fact, the Genesis was so successful that Hyundai’s executive team was encouraged to go even farther up market. Thus, it can be said Genesis begat Equus, and Equus begat a whole new level of respect for the Korean automaker from all around the auto industry. In other words, just like in the Bible, Hyundai’s Genesis also represented a new beginning.
Power comes from a choice of two engines. The base powerplant is a 311-horsepower 3.8-litre V6 capable of generating 293 ft-lbs of torque on regular unleaded fuel. Delivering more than adequate power, this will be all the engine most
The optional engine offering is a 5.0-litre V8 capable of delivering 420 horsepower on premium-unleaded fuel and 407 on regular unleaded. Maximum torque output is 383 ft-lbs on premium and 372 ft-lbs on regular. An absolute brute of an engine, the 5.0 makes the 2015 Genesis a highly dynamic automobile, one with rather exceptional capabilities. A true driver’s car, the Genesis 5.0 can hold its own with any performance sedan currently offered.
All-wheel drive is standard. Hyundai’s eight-speed transmission with manual shift capability via paddle shifters links the engine to the rest of the drivetrain with either
The quietest and smoothest Hyundai we’ve ever driven, the 2015 Genesis is well in the hunt when it comes to competing with the contemporary set of mid-sized luxury models. Available features include an in-dash eight-inch monitor featuring navigation and a rearview camera, plus hill hold control, power folding outside mirrors, a driver’s knee airbag, and a height-adjustable power-operated passenger seat with power lumbar.
You’ll also find HD radio, a 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system, SiriusXM Travel Link, a telescoping steering column, one-touch up and
If that looks like a lot of equipment, it’s because it is. This is the most comprehensively outfitted Genesis ever to be fielded by the value-oriented manufacturer.
Fortunately Hyundai paid attention the ergonomic miscues of some of its competitors and made every effort to ensure the features of its newest model were as readily accessible as possible. Logically intuitive, after you take some time to acclimate yourself to the infotainment system’s interface, it becomes second nature.
In addition to that bold new grille, the new body design incorporates a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model. Consequently, the 2015 Genesis now offers more legroom. Headroom and shoulder room are more than adequate as well. This new Hyundai Genesis ranks among the most comfortable cars in its class.
It also offers an industry-first convenience feature. By now, we’ve all seen self-opening trunks responding to the waving of a foot beneath the rear bumper. Hyundai’s
Pricing for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 starts at $43,000 plus $1,995 for freight and pre-delivery preparation; the Genesis 5.0 starts at $62,000 plus freight.
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