2015 Hyundai Genesis is showcased in India to gauge public response that could lead to launching of the product here in the future. As of now, Hyundai is very strong in budget car market as well as in premium hatchback segment. Slowly, the South Korean carmaker is planning to expand its league to higher price category, with impending launch of Hyundai ix25 compact crossover.
Existing model of Hyundai Genesis had its global premiere in later part of 2013 and went on sale earlier this year.Meanwhile, Hyundai is testing the brand reception in luxury car space with 2014 Hyundai Genesis, that is a good competitor for Mercedes Benz E-Class, Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and the like. It stands out when it comes to price, as the goodies of a 5-er is offered in Genesis, at prices comparable to 3-er. It records overall length of 4,990 mm, width of 1,890 mm, height of 1,480 mm and has wheelbase of 3,010 mm, which is where all the massive interior space comes from.
Speaking of interior, 2014 Hyundai Genesis is equipped with interactive features like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Head-Up Display (HUD) and Bluetooth connectivity with handsfree control (Blue Link Telematics). As for driver friendly features, Genesis is offered with Intelligent Drive Mode Select, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Cabin CO2 Sensor, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) in top-end variant (while others are rear wheel driven) and the like.
Under the hood, 2014 Hyundai Genesis gets four petrol engines, three of which are V6 (no diesel in the brochure). It includes a 3.0 litre engine churning out 257 PS and 305 Nm, a 3.3 litre motor generating 282 PS and 347 Nm, a 3.8 litre unit pushing 315 PS and 397 Nm, and a massive 5.0 litre V8 thrusting out 425 PS and 520 Nm. Last variant pushes the sedan from 0-100 kmph in just 5.4 seconds.
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