Korean auto giant Hyundai has unveiled the new second gen US-spec Hyundai Genesis at ongoing NAIAS 2014. CLICK HERE For the Most Comprehensive LIVE coverage of the NAIAS (Detroit Motor Show)
The new Hyundai Genesis will most likely have a starting price of less than 40,000 USD when it goes on sale in US.
The new Hyundai Genesis looks much like the KDM (Korean Domestic Market) model and the similarities don’t end here, as the car will be sold with the same V8 5.0-liter Tau engine in US. This engine has a max power of 420 bhp (313 kW) and peak torque of 383 lb-ft (519 Nm). Another engine that will be available will be a 3.8-liter V6 direct-injected Lambda engine that has a max power of 311 bhp (232 kW) and peak torque of 293 lb-ft (397 Nm). Both these motors are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The power is sent to rear wheels as standard but customers can opt for an all-wheel drive HTRAC system when buying the car. Safety features consists of a set of nine airbags, Electronic Stability Control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, anti-lock disc brakes, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution.
The cabin comes feature-laden and boasts of goodies such as 12-way power front heated and ventilated seats, heated rear seats, manual rear side sunshades and a panoramic sunroof. The car also gets a second-gen Blue Link system that supports Google Glass and comes with an Automatic Collision Notification system. The latter, in event of an accident, notifies user-selected emergency contacts via e-mail and SMS.
While the prices for the new 2015 Hyundai Genesis haven’t yet been announced, the carmaker says that they will be trying to keep the starting price below the 40,000 USD mark.
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