Auto Expo 2016: Hyundai Genesis sedan brings Korean luxury to India

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Hyundai is steadily making inroads into the international luxury car market with its new Genesis line-up. While the freshly revealed Genesis G90 (EQ 900 in Korea) will go on to become the flagship of the range, the Genesis 3.8 sedan rears up the lower rungs of the ladder. The Genesis 3.8, along with the 5.0 have been around for a while now in international markets, way before Hyundai had officially announced Genesis as a sub brand. The 2016 Genesis 3.8 was showcased in India for the fist time at the Auto Expo 2016, indicating Hyundai India’s intents with the luxury brand.

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The Genesis sedan is built around a platform that utilizes advanced high-strength steel, while a 0.26 coefficient of drag helps the Genesis skim the airflow around it more efficiently, resulting in lower fuel consumption. Styling is pert, with the front end being ornamented by a massive grille flanked by standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and even LED fog lights.

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In profile, the Genesis sedan possesses a long wheelbase and a swooping, coupe like roof-line. The 3.8 rides on 18-inch alloy wheels with P245/45R18 tires, while the 5.0 rides on 19-inch alloy wheels with P245/40R19 front and P275/35R19 rear tires. The clean looking rear end features LED tail lamps and dual exhaust tips, while the 5.0 gets quad exhaust tips.

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Inside, there’s wood and aluminum trim, plus the heated front seats are standard. Available interior features include: matte-finish wood trim, premium leather, panaromic sunroof, ventilated seats, power rear sunshade, side-window sunshades and more. Then there’s a 17-speaker, Lexicon surround sound audio system to satiate those aural cravings.

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The 3.8-litre V6 GDI petrol engine is good for 311 hp, while a 5.0-litre V8 GDI petrol engine pushing out 420 hp is also available. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 8-speed automatic transmission. A HTRAC All Wheel Drive system is offered as an optional feature on the Genesis 3.8. Also, there are four modes to choose from: Eco for conserving fuel, Normal for comfort, Sport for dynamic driving and Snow for low-traction road conditions.

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Safety features on the Genesis sedan include Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Cruise Control, Heads-Up Display And LCD Color Instrument Panel Display, along with nine airbags. Prices for the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 start at $38,750 in the US, and the 5.0 retails from $53,850. An Indian launch can be expected sometime later this year, at prices well below its German rivals.

Hyundai Genesis (US) Specifications

ENGINE3.85.0 ULTIMATE
TypeV6V8
Displacement (liters)3.85.0
Horsepower @ RPM311 @ 6000420 @ 6000**
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)293 @ 5000383 @ 5000
Compression ratio11.5:111.8:1
Valve trainDOHC 24-valveDOHC 32-valve
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)StandardStandard
DRIVETRAIN / TRANSMISSION3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)StandardStandard
HTRAC All Wheel Drive (AWD)OptionalNot Available
8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONICStandardStandard
Final drive ratio3.9093.538
BODY / SUSPENSION / CHASSIS3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Body construction: UnibodyStandardStandard
Front suspension: Multi-link with high performance gas shock absorbersStandardStandard
Rear suspension: Multi-link with high performance gas shock absorbersStandardStandard
Intelligent Drive ModeStandardStandard
Rack-mounted Motor-Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)StandardStandard
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb (ft.)36.236.2
Power 4-wheel disc brakes, front ventilatedStandardStandard
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)StandardStandard
18-inch premium alloy wheels with P245/45R18 tiresStandardNot Available
19-inch premium alloy wheels with P245/40R19 front and P275/35R19 rear tiresNot AvailableStandard
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Wheelbase (in.)118.5118.5
Length (in.)196.5196.5
Width (excludes mirrors) (in.)74.474.4
Height (in.)58.358.3
WHEELS3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Track (in., front/rear)64.1 / 65.363.8 / 64.3
WEIGHT3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Curb weight (lbs.)4,138 (RWD)
4,295 (AWD)
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INTERIOR VOLUME3.85.O
Total interior volume (cu. ft.)123.0123.0
Passenger volume (cu. ft.)107.7107.7
Cargo volume (cu. ft.)15.315.3
SAFETY FEATURES3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Rearview cameraStandardStandard
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) systemStandardStandard
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)StandardStandard
Traction Control System (TCS)StandardStandard
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)StandardStandard
Nine airbags: Advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System (OCS), front and rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, roof-mounted side-curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbagStandardStandard
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)OptionalStandard
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop/start functionalityOptionalStandard
Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Rear Cross-traffic AlertOptionalStandard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)OptionalStandard
Lane Keep AssistOptionalStandard
Blind Spot Detection (BSD)OptionalStandard
Haptic steering wheelOptionalStandard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicatorStandardStandard
Energy-absorbing Front SeatsStandardStandard
Front and rear crumple zonesStandardStandard
Energy-absorbing steering columnStandardStandard
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH)OptionalStandard
High Beam AssistOptionalStandard
CO2 SensorOptionalStandard
EXTERIOR FEATURES3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Dual power-folding heated side mirrors with approach lamps (Genesis name and logo)StandardStandard
Side mirrors with turn-signal indicatorsStandardStandard
Auto-dimming side mirrorsOptionalStandard
Acoustic laminated windshield and side windows; front door water-repellant glassStandardStandard
Automatic rain-sensing wipersStandardStandard
Auto-defogging windshield with humidity sensorStandardStandard
Hands-free smart trunkStandardStandard
Power trunk lidOptionalStandard
Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated with rear bumperStandardNot Available
Quad exhaust tipsNot AvailableStandard
Chrome insert door handlesStandardStandard
Projector headlightsStandardStandard
High Intensity Discharge (HID) auto-leveling headlightsStandardStandard
Automatic headlightsStandardStandard
High Beam AssistOptionalStandard
LED Daytime Running LightsStandardStandard
Front LED fog lightsOptionalStandard
LED tail lightsStandardStandard
Proximity Key entryStandardStandard
INTERIOR FEATURES3.85.0 ULTIMATE
Panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroofOptionalStandard
Dual automatic temperature controlStandardStandard
Dual-mode vent control and CO2sensorOptionalStandard
Power windows with front and rear auto-down/up with pinch protectionStandardStandard
Power door locksStandardStandard
12-way power driver seat with power lumbar supportStandardStandard
Energy-absorbing Front SeatsStandardStandard
Power driver seat cushion extension and side bolstersOptionalStandard
Leather seating surfacesStandardNot Available
Premium leather seating surfacesOptionalStandard
Heated front seatsStandardStandard
Heated rear seatsOptional (AWD only)Not Available
Ventilated front seatsOptionalStandard
Front seatback pocketsStandardStandard
Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver seat, outside mirrors and steering columnOptionalStandard
Center armrest with dual cupholders and control consoleStandardStandard
Illuminated door sill platesNot AvailableStandard
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knobStandardStandard
Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheelStandardNot Available
Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheelOptionalStandard
Heated steering wheelOptional (AWD only)Not Available
Steering-wheel-mounted cruise, Bluetooth and audio controlsStandardStandard
Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shiftersStandardStandard
Glossy wood hydrographic interior trimStandardNot Available
Genuine matte-finish wood trimOptionalStandard
Aluminum interior accentsOptionalStandard
Metalgrain interior accentsStandardNot Available
Intelligent Drive ModeStandardStandard
Bluetooth hands-free phone systemStandardStandard
Hyundai Blue LinkStandardStandard
SiriusXM Travel Link (includes SiriusXM Traffic, stocks, sports, weather, gas prices, movie info – 3 years complimentary)StandardStandard
Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacksStandardStandard
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with compass and HomeLinkStandardStandard
AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3/HD Radio audio system with 7 speakersStandardNot Available
Lexicon 14-speaker Discrete Logic 7 surround sound audioOptionalNot Available
Lexicon 17-speaker Discrete Logic 7 surround sound audioOptionalStandard
Navigation system with 8-inch displayStandardNot Available
Navigation system with HD 9.2-inch LCD screen and DIS Multimedia ControllerOptionalStandard
Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster with 4.2-inch TFT LCD screenStandardNot Available
Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster with 7-inch TFT LCD screenOptionalStandard
Heads-up Display (HUD)OptionalStandard
Power rear sunshadeOptionalNot Available
Manual rear side-window sunshadeOptionalNot Available
Proximity Key with push button startStandardStandard
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