2014 Hyundai Genesis has been unveiled in Korea – the luxury sedan, teased last month, will replace the original Genesis sedan in its domestic market by the end this year, with exports to selected markets set to begin in 2014.
The production version of the rear-wheel drive offering fully
reflects the company’s ‘Modern Premium’ brand direction and showcases
the new ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design theme, the car deriving its
styling from the HCD-14 Genesis Concept shown earlier in the year.
It measures in at 4,990 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,480 mm tall,
with a 3,010 mm wheelbase, 75 mm more than its predecessor. The new
Genesis is offered with a choice of rear-wheel drive (2WD) or new HTRAC
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) layouts, with a new multi-link rear suspension to
Four GDI engines are available for the car, three Lambda V6 units in
different displacements and a range-topping Tau unit. The entry-level
mill is the 3.0 litre Lambda, offering 257 PS at 6,000 rpm and 304 Nm at
5,000 rpm, followed by a 3.3 litre Lambda with 282 PS and 347 Nm, at an
identical rpm range.
The last Lambda is a 3.8 litre job, with 315 PS and 397 Nm, again at
the same rpm point. As for the 5.0 litre Tau V8, that one offers 425 PS
at 6,000 rpm and 520 Nm at 5,000 rpm. All engines are paired with an
eight-speed automatic transmission.
Performance figures range from a 0-100 km/h time of 8.6 seconds and a
230 km/h top speed for the 3.0 litre variant right up to a 0-100 km/h
sprint time of 5.4 seconds and a 240 km/h top speed for the 5.0 litre
Some other numbers, this concerning body rigidity – 51.5% of the new
Genesis’s body is made of ultra high-strength steel, a 37.7% increase
over the previous car. Body-in-white stiffness is now stiffer in
torsional and bending strength by 16% and 40% respectively.
The rear boot offers 493 litres (in VDA, and 433 in SAE) of luggage
space, while available storage space in the cabin is now 26.9 litres, up
3.7 litres than before – Hyundai says the capacity on call is greater
than its premium Euro rivals. Improved NVH is also evident – there’s 38
kg of sound insulation to be found in the new car, slightly more than
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