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by Matt Brogan

Hyundai’s all-new flagship model, the Genesis sedan, has blitzed its opposition in the US to become the most decorated new car launched this year.

With more than 20 top honours, including recognition from J.D. Power, Motor Trend, AutoPacific and a host of leading consumer publications, the Genesis has won universal acclaim, also being crowned 2009 North American Car of the Year – the first time a Korean brand has achieved the honour.

Built on Hyundai’s completely new rear-wheel drive platform the Genesis is available with two (petrol) powertrain options: a 3.8-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8.

The new Genesis sedan also offers a five-star safety rating.

“Genesis was conceived and built to give the world’s best luxury sedans a run for their money,” said Kevin McCann, Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Sales and Marketing Director. “The fact that it has achieved so much recognition from experts proves not only that Genesis is a great car, it also confirms that Hyundai has become a global leader in product design as well as quality and value.

“Clearly, the public is also ready to embrace the idea of Hyundai producing an attractive luxurious product. Hyundai’s achievements in North America are mirrored in the Australian market with the i30 range, iLoad and iMax receiving numerous accolades. With a number of new products such as the 2010 Santa Fe, i20 and ix35 on the way, Hyundai is continuing to offer buyers award-winning quality cars.”




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