The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan finally went global, as it was shown off to an international audience at the Detroit Auto Show.
It’s a whole new look for the Genesis rear-wheel-drive, and one that we can now talk about fully.
The car is a RWD sedan, but also offers an all-wheel drive -AWD system for the first time!
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Hyundai launches new Genesis in the USA. They invite the U.S. automotive media to the very-first official test drive. Here’s our review of Hyundai’s new 2015 Genesis!
Exterior, Interior Design Changes
It boasts the next step in the carmaker’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design language. The “Modern Premium” tag that Hyundai is now using seems right at home in this vehicle.
The front grille has been given a makeover, while the overall size of the car has been increased, which is good news for those that like a lot of comfortable cabin space.
Speaking of the cabin, the material used within have a definite feeling of premium quality.
All told, the interior volume in the new Genesis is greater than that of some of its biggest competitors.
Blue Link Powered By Google
One of the most talked about new features is the second-generation Blue Link interface, which is powered by Google and comes with a list of incredible functions.
That includes that Genesis Intelligent Assistant, which is a tool that pulls data from a variety of sources to deliver pertinent information, such as travel times and appointments, to the driver.
V6, V8 GDI Engines, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, HTRAC AWD System
They are a 3.8-liter V6 that delivers 311-horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out impressive 420 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque.
All of that power is sent to either the rear wheels or all four when the HTRAC all-wheel drive system is installed.
Extensive testing at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany was done to ensure that ride comfort and handling were taken to as high a level as possible.
Advanced Safety Features
As always, safety was a big consideration for Hyundai, and the Genesis has it in spades.
Besides the 9 airbags, the vehicle also employs safety technologies referred to as Sensory Surround Safety.
Brakes will be automatically applied if sensors deem that as crash is imminent.
It also features other advanced safety systems, including the:
- lane departure system
- blind spot and cross traffic detection system
- smart cruise control (full stop / start capability)
- Pre-safety seatbelt
The vehicle goes on sale later this month (April 2014), with Hyundai already stating that the starting price will come in under $40,000.
2015 Genesis Pricing & Cost [Update]
- 3.8L RWD …. 3.8L V6 …. 8-Speed A/T …. $38,000
- 3.8L AWD …. 3.8L V6 …. 8-Speed A/T …. $40,000
- 5.0L RWD …. 5.0L V8 …. 8-Speed A/T …. $51,500
If you are looking for value in the luxury sedan world, look no further than the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.
The bold new styling and technology upgrades can’t be ignored, and neither can the base price of just $38,000 plus a $950 delivery charge.
For that price you get the 3.8-liter V6 with rear wheel drive and an impressive array of standard features.
Those include power-folding exterior mirrors, an 8-inch navigation screen with rearview camera, power adjustable front seats, a 4.3-inch LCD instrument panel, and the second generation Blue Link telematics system.
2015 Genesis 3,8L AWD: The next level up gets you the all-wheel drive powered by a 3.8-liter, which comes in at $41,450 including delivery.
Some of the other goodies that come with this model include heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a headlight washer.
At the top of the range is the 2015 Genesis 5.0L with RWD that comes with a stunning collection of premium equipment for the price.
Besides the Technology Package found on the 3.8-liter model, you get a host of other features, too, such as 19-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lamps, quad exhaust tips, illuminated door sill plates, and matte finish wood and aluminum trim–all as standard equipment.