Mandy Turner - The Correspondent 2015 - discovers that while the 2015 Hyundai Genesis can easily be mistaken for an expensive European luxury car, to own one you don't have to dig quite as deep into your pockets…...
When the Hyundai Genesis joined the CarAdvice long-term test fleet we had many of the same questions as you. Is it properly luxurious? How’s the real world fuel consumption with that thirsty V6? Will people stump up $70K for a Hyundai?
Having spent several thousand kilometres behind the wheel of the mid-spec Genesis Sensory, the answers are becoming clearer...
The new Hyundai Genesis is a luxury car that is likely to find its way onto some fleets, and for six months it’s joined ours.
If you haven’t had a chance to read our extensive coverage of the Genesis so far – including a twin test with the BMW 528i – CarAdvice’s latest long-termer is a highly noteworthy Hyundai...
Read more here.
Thomas Bürkle, Chief Designer at Hyundai, tells us about the concepts introduced with the Vision G, and how it will affect future Hyundai models.
The design is said to be centred around the notion of chivalry, which apparently was “a word [that the design team] felt best defined the idea that one doesn’t need to shout to be noticed and respected”...
Some might argue this is a pointless test. They’d say there’s not a chance in a fiery underworld that luxury car buyers entranced by the German badges could be swayed by one wearing the Hyundai ‘H’.
Yet if it were accepted that unexpected upstarts couldn’t challenge the Germans, then everyone might have ignored a car that in 1989 spooked Audi, BMW and Mercedes with its remarkable build quality and regal levels of refinement...
Medium/large cars coming in 2016
Mainstream medium/large cars
Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1
Skoda Superb – Q1
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1
Subaru Levorg – mid 2016
Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017
Luxury medium/large cars
Audi A4 sedan – February
Audi A4 Avant – March/April
Infiniti Q70 update – February
Jaguar XF – February
Lexus GS F – February
BMW 750i/750iL – March
Jaguar XJ – March
BMW 330e – May
BMW M4 GTS – June
Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2
Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half
Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3
Infiniti Q60 – Q4
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4
Volvo S90 – Q4
BMW 3 Series GT update – second half
BMW 4 Series update – second half
Infiniti Q50 update – second half
Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...
The new Genesis G90 has been photographed completely undisguised during a photoshoot in Europe.
These photos of the sedan's front and rear were originally posted on Korean website BobaeDream, and show a Korean market version - to be known as the Genesis EQ900 - waiting around for its publicity photos to be taken...
Hyundai’s newly announced Genesis luxury brand — and its fleet of six standalone rear- and all-wheel-drive offerings — will remain inexorably tied to its parent company in Australia from launch in 2016.
Unlike Lexus and Infiniti, which are marketed as separate entities to their Toyota and Nissan parent, Hyundai Australia will sell its growing range of luxury cars from within its existing dealer network, and proudly promote the family connection...
Hyundai has wasted no time in expanding its newly created luxury division, releasing sketches of the all-new Genesis G90 flagship today ahead of its launch in South Korea in December.
The new limousine - to be dubbed G90 globally and EQ900 in its domestic market - will replace the ageing Equus sedan sold in select markets around the world...
I love it! I purchased only Cadillacs 1985 - 2015 (8).
The Genesis is superior in all aspects other than trunk space and even that is close! Safety features and HUD led me to the Genesis. I never expected superior performance, mileage, and comfort!! On a road trip from IN to DE the 3...
Had the car 10 months now, clocked up 10,000 kms. and nothing has gone wrong - zero warranty work and no service charges.
Radar cruise control and blind spot are both terrific and sorely missed when driving other cars. also reversing cameras and warnings. I drive in sports mode where there is more than enough zip but I have to select the mode each time I start the car - it should maintain the setting on shut down...
This for anyone contemplating buying a Hyundai Genesis.
First of all. This could be a great car but is only a good car. I have owned this car for approximately 10 months & have done 15000 km.
There are 2 concerns - 1 steering and 2 Diff noise from 100k/h to 115 k/h Steering on faster bends tends to go from understeer to oversteer and is quiet unsettling...