2015 Hyundai Genesis Starts at $38,950

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When Hyundai's redesigned large sedan goes on sale later this month, it'll start at $38,950, including destination. That's $2,830 more than the 2014 version, but Hyundai promises more standard content in the 2015 Genesis.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan: First Look

The new Genesis rides a 2.9-inch-longer wheelbase and aside from fresh exterior styling, gets new controls borrowed from Hyundai's Equus flagship luxury sedan, including an available 9.2-inch center display screen.

For 2015, the Genesis sedan comes with rear-wheel drive or a new all-wheel-drive system. The base price nets you the 3.8-liter V-6 trim in rear-wheel drive. Adding all-wheel drive ups the price to $41,450. Jumping up to the rear-wheel-drive-only 5.0-liter V-8 brings the starting price to $52,450; all prices include a $950 destination fee. Both engines continue to use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Hyundai Genesis Video

No longer fighting the brand-respect battle it faced when first entering the luxury-sedan fray, the updated 2015 Hyundai Genesis brings improvements that should solidify its place in the segment. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays got close to the new Genesis earlier this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and he was impressed with its updated design, premium features and powertrain prospects. Watch the video and don't miss Mays' explanation of the cool new Smart Trunk feature.

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By Matt Schmitz | January 17, 2014 | Comments (6)

2015 Hyundai Genesis Photo Gallery (24 Photos)

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After making its world debut late last year in South Korea, the next-gen Hyundai Genesis bowed this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where we got a look at the premium sedan as it prepares to face-off with competitors from more distinguished brands. The 2015 Genesis uses the Korean automaker's Fluidic Sculpture styling, with a grille that sits low and broad and narrows at the base. A set of BMW 7 Series-esque horizontal fog lights sit above an opening that runs the length of the bumper, and a flat crease runs parallel to the ground at the car's beltline.

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Adopting cues from the pricier Equus, interior features now include an enlarged center display, real aluminum trim, larger seat bolsters and double-stitched leather upholstery. Check out the photo gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | January 16, 2014 | Comments (6)

Hyundai Expands 2009-2012 Genesis Recall

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Late last month, Hyundai recalled approximately 27,500 model-year 2009-12 Genesis sedans to address problems with the brake system's hydraulic electronic control unit. Now the automaker is expanding the recall to a total of 43,500 Genesis sedans.

The affected vehicles were built between April 30, 2008, and March 28, 2012, and may contain brake fluid that does not protect against the corrosion of the hydraulic electronic control unit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If corrosion occurs, reduced brake effectiveness could result, increasing the risk of a crash. The original recall covered cars built between April 1, 2008, and March 16, 2012.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 27,500 model-year 2009-12 Genesis sedans are being recalled. The affected cars were manufactured from April 1, 2008, through March 16, 2012. "Hyundai previously initiated a service campaign in March of 2013 to replace the brake fluid in the subject vehicle population," the automaker said in a statement.

The Problem: The cars are being recalled to address potential durability issues with the brake system's Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit, Hyundai said. The previous service campaign fixed approximately 60 percent of the affected vehicles; the recall should address the remaining sedans.

By Jennifer Geiger | October 21, 2013 | Comments (1)

Rhys Millen Drifts the 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Sure, it might be easy to drift a new Hyundai Genesis coupe, which is a rear-wheel-drive sports car meant for performance. But can famed race driver Rhys Millen get the back wheels of the 2009 Cars.com New Car of the Year, the Hyundai Genesis sedan, smoking in circles? Check out the video above to see if he has the goods.

By David Thomas | May 8, 2009 | Comments (10)

Rhys Millen Drifts the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Video

Rhys Millen and teammate Stephan Verdier put on a drifting clinic for us at a rally in Elkhart Lake, Wis., last week. The two devastated a slew of tires all in the name of good fun. If you just ate lunch, you may want to watch this video in about an hour.

By David Thomas | May 8, 2009 | Comments (4)

Deal or No Deal: Cars That Impressed at Road America

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Last week, Cars.com’s editors took part in a rally at the Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wis. There were dozens of new cars on hand to take on the track or local roads. More so than in past years, we were surprised by many new models, and not always in good ways. Here’s what resonated most.

By David Thomas | May 5, 2009 | Comments (4)

Hyundai Genesis Coupe: A Genuine Muscle Car?

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The Genesis coupe — shown in a Hyundai Super Bowl spot hot-dogging around Georgia’s Road Atlanta racetrack — arrives at dealerships late this month. It’s a rear-wheel-drive two-door, but can it compete with genuine muscle cars — specifically the Nissan 370Z and Detroit’s latest Mustang/Camaro/Challenger set? Hyundai thinks it can, but it also says that isn’t the car’s main goal.

At the Chicago auto show, product manager Derek Joyce said the Genesis coupe instead “has its own space.”

“Will it compete with Detroit muscle?” he asked. “Maybe. Will it compete against front-drivers like the [Honda] Civic Si? Sure.”

The key, Joyce said, is for Hyundai to completely separate itself from the front-wheel-drive competition – a key step for the automaker to prove its performance potential. Right now, the market segment the Genesis coupe will occupy is relatively vacant.

By Kelsey Mays | February 19, 2009 | Comments (13)

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Pricing Announced

10GenesisCoupe The 2009 Hyundai Genesis won a slew of awards, including Cars.com’s New Car of the Year distinction. This year will see the debut of the 2010 Genesis coupe, which is significantly different from the sedan. Starting at $22,000, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder version tops out at $26,750 with the Track Package.

The coupe is also available with a 3.8-liter V-6, starting at $25,000 with the basic six-speed manual transmission. If you really want to get your kicks in, though, you can upgrade to the Track model, which has a ZF six-speed automatic Shiftronic transmission, for a cool $31,000. None of these prices include a $750 destination charge.

The 2010 Hyundai Genesis coupe goes on sale late this month. Check after the jump for full pricing information on all the different packages and engine options.

By Stephen Markley | February 11, 2009 | Comments (10)

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