2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Pictures & Specifications
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Make: Hyundai
Model: Genesis 4.6 Sedan
Engine: 4.6 litre V8
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 375 hp (280 kW) @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 333 lb-ft (451 Nm) @ 3500 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

Hyundai Unveils Genesis Premium Sports Sedan

Hyundai Press Release
January 2008

Hyundai crafts a rival to the world’s premier sports sedans. Rear-wheel drive and high-output V8 engine deliver world-class driving experience.

Hyundai aims to shatter premium automobile paradigms with the North American International Auto Show introduction of its new flagship, the all-new Genesis sports sedan on January 13. With capabilities and features comparable to USD$60,000 premium sedans, Genesis will be offered at a starting price under USD$30,000 when it goes on sale this summer (USA).

Genesis is built on Hyundai’s all-new, performance-driven rear-wheel-drive architecture. It offers three powertrains, including 3.3-litre and 3.8-litre V6 engines, and Hyundai’s all-new 4.6-litre Tau V8. The Tau will produce an estimated 375 horsepower using premium fuel and 368 horsepower using regular unleaded leading all competitors in specific output with 79.5 to 81.0 horsepower per litre. With technology rivalling more expensive luxury sedans, Genesis showcases features such as XM NavTraffic, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS), Smart Cruise Control, Lexicon audio systems and electronic active head restraints.

“While Genesis will compete for customers with cars like Chrysler 300 and Pontiac G8, our engineering benchmarks were Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Infiniti M, and Lexus GS,” said John Krafcik, vice president, product development and strategic planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Genesis provides a potent combination of performance, luxury, and value. We think it has the opportunity to be an extremely disruptive force in the large sedan and near-luxury segments.”

Genesis ushers in a new era for Hyundai. Its all-new rear-wheel drive architecture will spawn more products in other segments, as suggested by the Concept Genesis Coupe shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2007.


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