The first-generation Hyundai Genesis was launched at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 and was made available worldwide except Europe. In the same year, Hyundai Motor America teamed up with Carbonfund.org to launch the Hyundai Genesis at the Los Angeles Auto Show. In 2012, the premium sedan received engine updates. Buyers can choose from a 3.8 Lambda GDi, a 4.6 Tau MPi, or a 5.0 Tau GDi. It was now paired with a refreshed eight-speed automatic transmission. Two years later, the sedan got pleasant updates in its exterior and infotainment system.
The second-generation Hyundai Genesis concept was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in 2013. A year after, it was launched at the same grand motoring event and the Canadian International Auto Show. Soon after, it was made available worldwide including the Philippines.
The Hyundai Genesis measures 4,986mm long, 1,889mm wide, and 1,4801mm tall. Its exudes a subdued elegance elevated with highlights such as the wide three-slotted wing-like chrome grille, a pair of high-intensity discharge Xenon headlights with adaptive function, front and rear painted bumpers with chrome trimmings, a pair of fog lights, chrome-colored door handles, and broad laminated windows.
To complete its premium road presence, the Hyundai Genesis wears a set of 18-inch intricately designed aluminum wheels.
The Hyundai Genesis offers an acclaimed cabin fitted with notable features such as wood grain trimmings, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and shift knob, a trip computer, 12V power outlet, door entry lights, TFT LCD cluster, tachometer, cup holders, dual-zone climate control, and more.
Technology & Safety Features
The Hyundai Genesis is fitted with a Lexicon 7.1 surround sound system with 17 speakers. Also, the sedan is equipped with integrated Bluetooth that enables voice commands.
In terms of safety, the Hyundai Genesis is built with a generous number of airbags, traction control, an engine immobilizer, low tire pressure indicator, theft different system, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Hyundai Genesis is built using the Hyundai BH platform. It is fitted with a five-link independent suspension with SACHS and coil springs. Its braking power is assisted by a four-wheel disc with an anti-lock braking system.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Hyundai Genesis is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sedan. It is powered by either a 333 horsepower V6 3.8L and a 429 horsepower V8 5.0L engine. Both are mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.