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...
In the US, Hyundai offers a V8-powered version of its Genesis luxury sedan. But Australia - despite its strong history as a nation of V8 lovers - does not get the powered-up version.
So, what's under the bonnet? It's a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing 313kW of power and 519Nm of torque, which is about 30 per cent more than the V6 engine currently sold in the Genesis model sold here in Australia...
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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...
Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, will initially have its focus set on achieving its status as a provider of luxury cars than hitting sales goals, says the brand’s general manager in the US.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the Genesis stand during last week’s New York motor show, Erwin Raphael, the newly appointed boss of Genesis in the US, admitted that the brand has enormous challenges ahead and that its initial goal will be about brand building and establishment, rather than volume...
A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at today’s New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand.
The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...
Genesis is planning to launch two luxury SUVs before 2020, one mid-sized and one large, with the South Korean brand keen to take a slice of the massive global segment.
Hyundai’s luxury arm, which has recently been spun off as its own separate brand, is working on producing a large and medium SUV to better compete against its well-established luxury rivals from Germany...
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...
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...