How Do You Make the Car of the Year Even Better? Hyundai Finds the Answer in Genesis

The car that was named the North American Car of the Year at its introduction in 2009 has been redesigned. The all-new Hyundai Genesis features, for the first time in a Hyundai sedan, a sophisticated AWD system known as HTRAC®.

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The 2015 Hyundai Genesis receives a redesigned platform to accommodate its new available HTRAC® AWD system. The platform employs even more advanced high-strength steel. As a result, the new Genesis has greater torsional and bending rigidity than the BMW 5-series.

Fully leveraging this new, stiffer chassis is an all-new rear multi-link suspension for both dynamic performance and ride comfort. The fully-independent, 5-link front and rear suspension designs have greater wheel articulation and bump absorption over a variety of road surfaces. New 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels offer more precise suspension response to changing road surfaces.

The heart of the Genesis 5.0 is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb. ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. Genesis is brought to a halt by large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Genesis 3.8 models have large 13.6-inch front rotors, while the 5.0 has even larger 14.2-inch front rotors.

Since its 2009 debut on the Sonata sedan, Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy has been continually enhanced and refined, progressively influencing every model in the Hyundai lineup. The all-new Genesis will be the first Hyundai to embody Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.

The cabin layout of all-new Genesis has been designed to benefit all occupants with a spacious, comfortable ambiance. The cabin layout of all-new Genesis has been designed to benefit all occupants with a spacious, comfortable ambiance.

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The design features the modern Hyundai look, with a striking hexagonal front grille as a key geometric element, a dynamic crease accent running along the flanks of the car, and a dynamic rear design. Design surfaces convey a kinetic elegance, relying more on voluminous body sections than surface details to create dramatic forms.

The cabin layout of all-new Genesis has been designed to benefit all occupants with a spacious, comfortable ambiance. The simplification of the switchgear and instrument panel ensures an intuitive layout and open feel. Genesis displays ultra-precise fit and finish, with ergonomic seat design and a generous, natural feel.

“We have 10 in stock right now,” says Steve Taylor, general manager of Taylor Hyundai in locations in Perrysburg and Findlay. “Both coupes and sedans have been quite popular with buyers.”

 

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