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2015 Hyundai Genesis – Sophistication and power all in one

Hyundai’s luxury sport sedan, the all-new 2015 Genesis, has been completely redesigned. Overall it is even more refined than its predecessor.

If past models satisfied you by offering plenty of available features and a very decent price tag to boot, then you are in for a pleasant surprise with the new model.

Great value, a smooth, good quality ride, and high-end interior is sure to put a smile on your face, and don’t forget to check out the top-notch crash test scores from the new Genesis. The 2015 model earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Of course, there are also Hyundai’s 5-5-5 warranties to consider: 5-years/100,000 km for the comprehensive, powertrain and basic emissions coverage, so feel free to start grinning.

What you can also expect with the new 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a 5.0-litre V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower, and more powerful low-end torque for improved response and acceleration. It’s included with the 5.0 Ultimate, the top-of-the-line model, and the suspension is also capable of “automatically adjusting its damping rate,” based on road conditions and the selected driving mode: Normal, Eco, Snow or Sport.

Ride comfort has been enhanced in the first three driving modes, and with Sport, consumers can anticipate a firmer damping rate, essentially helping to increase handling precision as well as control. Of course, there is also HTRAC AWD; Hyundai’s standard electronically controlled all-wheel drive system for better handling and traction, no matter the road condition.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Buyers may also feel that the lower trims are perfect for their needs. The 3.8 Premium trim, offered from $43,000 MSRP, is equipped with a V6 engine, as is the 3.8 Luxury and 3.8 Technology models. The V6 will produce 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque, and that is more than enough to get the sedan moving. All models in the lineup are also paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode known as SHIFTRONIC, and include AWD. Front and rear parking sensors are available on the top three trims, and those opting for the 3.8 Technology and 5.0 Ultimate model will benefit from features like the lane departure warning and lane keeping assist system, along with Hyundai’s autonomous emergency braking system.

Adding to the luxury vibe of the 2015 Genesis, consumers can opt for the base model and take advantage of standard features like the automaker’s “leather seating surfaces,” that are more comfortable than cloth, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system. You may also appreciate the genuine wood accents on the centre console, dashboard and door, and the 4-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. There is so much more offered with the base model, a list that is certainly worth browsing online.

For those drivers seeking sophistication and convenience that is a notch above the rest, we suggest opting for one of the other models in the 2015 Genesis lineup. This means consumers can enjoy the premium Napa leather seating surfaces, in addition to ventilated front seat and heated rear seats, a surround sound audio system with 14 speakers, and a larger 9.2-inch navigation system with 64 GB and a DVD player. The much-loved heated steering wheel feature (with a timer no less) is also standard. In addition, the interior textures will also vary. For example, instead of genuine wood, consumers will get the open pore natural wood accents on the centre console, dash and door.

Adaptive cruise control and a rear view camera are standard on all models, yet it is also worth considering one of the top two models for the parking guide system, heads up display and smart key card.

There are so many features, both standard and optional offered with Hyundai’s luxury sport sedan. The best way to discover them is by booking a road test with your Kitchener Hyundai dealer today.

Aug 27th, 2014