The Hyundai Genesis was first unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in 2008. In the same year, an RMR Hyundai Genesis version was previewed at the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
Due to its impressive performance and outstanding engine capability, the Hyundai Genesis participated in the Formula Drift Professional Drifting Championship in 2009. It teamed up with racing champion Rhys Millen and set many impressive records until 2011.
With its worldwide success and various recognition, the Genesis series became a separate entity. Hyundai Motor Company established Genesis Motor LLC as its luxury division on November 4, 2015.
In the Philippines, the Hyundai Genesis was unveiled in 2012 meant to compete with the leading coupes in the market.
The Hyundai Genesis measures 4,630mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,385mm tall with a 2,820mm wheelbase. Its finely-designed and athletic body features stunning lines and dramatic curves. Highlights include a pair of high-intensity discharge xenon headlights, front fog lamps, a broad radiator grille colored in glossy black with chrome accents, power-adjusting sunroof on top variants, a nicely-designed rear spoiler, and LED rear lights. To complete its superior road presence, the Hyundai Genesis wears a set of durable 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Hyundai Genesis offers a spacious cabin detailed with sportiness and luxury for four fully grown passengers. Notable features include a Super Vision instrument cluster, a leather-covered steering wheel with controls and paddle shift, sports bucket seats with six-way power adjustment feature and lumbar support, a trip computer metal pedals, automatic light control, power windows, an ashtray, and a fully automatic air conditioning system with cluster ionizer.
Technology & Safety Features
The Hyundai Genesis is fitted with an audio system that includes an FM/AM radio, MP3 player, and a CD player paired with eight speakers strategically placed inside the cabin. It offers USB, AUX, and Bluetooth connectivity.
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a generous number of SRS airbags, limited-slip differential, door locking system, keyless entry with burglar alarm, park warning system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Hyundai Genesis shares the same platform with the Hyundai Genesis sedan. It is built with a multi-link, dual MacPherson suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension with a stabilizer bar at the rear. The top variant's braking power is assisted by Brembo ventilated discs at the front and rear, while the standard is equipped with a ventilated disc at the front and a solid disc at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Hyundai Genesis is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe. It is offered in a 3.8L and 2.0L engine paired with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. It is guaranteed to produce 256 to 299 horsepower with 352 to 361 Newton meters of torque.