2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
(from Hyundai Press Release) HYUNDAI UNVEILS GENESIS PREMIUM SPORTS SEDAN
Hyundai crafts a rival
to the world's premier sports sedan. Rear-wheel drive and
high-output V8 engine deliver world-class driving experience.
NEW PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTURE
Genesis is built on an
all-new rear-wheel-drive architecture, its first application in a
U.S. Hyundai model. Genesis boasts a near ideal 53/47 front-to-rear
weight distribution for exceptional handling and more refined
steering characteristics. The rear-wheel-drive layout allowed
engineers to position the cars front wheels farther forward
delivering outstanding handling and steering performance. Standard
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the industrys most important
new safety technology, further enhances the vehicles driving
confidence. Hyundai leads all popular car brands in the standard
application of ESC, with more than 70 percent of 2007 Hyundai sales
featuring ESC as standard equipment.
WORLD-CLASS Tau V8
Headlining the Genesis performance capabilities is Hyundais all-new Tau 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control. The Tau V8 delivers an estimated 375 horsepower to fit the demands of performance-oriented consumers. This powertrain combination will launch Genesis to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. The Tau produces more horsepower and torque than the powerplants found in Lexus GS460, BMW 750i, Audi A8 and Infiniti M45 and has more horsepower per liter than any of its V8 competitors. The Tau engine is built with flexibility for the future. Future Tau variants may offer larger displacement, forced induction options and other technology enhancements.
STRONG LAMBDA V6 PERFORMANCE
Genesis also delivers
spirited performance through its two V6 options -- all-aluminum
3.3-liter and 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engines that deliver an estimated
264 horsepower and 233 lb-ft. of torque and an estimated 290
horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, respectively. To maximize the
power spread, the engines utilize Continuously Variable Valve Timing
(CVVT) on intake and exhaust cam shafts and a new Variable Intake
System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe efficiently at low and
high RPM. The better breathing results in outstanding off-the-line
acceleration and passing performance, and remarkable fuel
efficiency. The V6 engines use an alloy block and cylinder heads for
lighter weight and thermal efficiency, and feature timing chains
with no scheduled maintenance.
ADVANCED 6-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS
Both Genesis V6 engines
use an Aisin 6-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission that features
an overdrive lock-up torque converter for improved highway fuel
economy. The transmission offers smooth shifts and a wide spread of
ratios that ideally suit both engine's characteristics including a
tall-overdrive sixth gear for quiet, efficient highway cruising.
Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear
selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or
pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down
sequentially, adding to driver control. A clear LCD readout on the
instrument panel shows the gear that's in use.
PROGRESSIVE DESIGN MIRRORS ATHLETIC CAPABILITY
Genesis design is a progressive interpretation of the modern rear-wheel drive sports sedan. To match its dynamic capabilities, Genesis combines strong, sculpted forms which integrate precise details, natural materials and innovative lighting to provide a well-crafted, premium design aesthetic.
HIGH-TECH ACCOMMODATIONS AT ACCESSIBLE PRICE POINTS
The new 2009 Genesis is
the most advanced Hyundai ever. From its design and spaciousness to
its technology and appointments, it delivers a wealth of features
and performance befitting flagship European and Asian brands, but
delivers them at a much more accessible price point. Starting with
its Lexicon state-of-the-art audio system featuring LOGIC 7
technology, Genesis offers an extraordinary combination of
technology, premium appointments, and value. Standard is a
soft-touch instrument panel with woodgrain accents, Bluetooth
hands-free mobile phone interface, and USB/iPod auxiliary inputs. A
state-of-the-art navigation system with an eight-inch display is
available. The navigation unit is accessed by a user-friendly
multi-media controller that also controls the radio. Backing out of
tight spaces and avoiding mishaps is much easier with the available
backup camera that uses the eight-inch display to show the driver a
clear view immediately behind the car.
LEXICON AUDIO SYSTEMS TEAM WITH
XM, HD RADIO,
Rolls Royce Phantom and Hyundai Genesis are the only automobiles to offer a Lexicon-branded state-of-the-art audio system featuring LOGIC 7 technology. The Lexicon surround sound audio system includes a 12-channel digital amplifier and 17 speakers producing more than 500 watts of sound in 7.1 discrete audio. Genesis is also the first popular brand to offer the clarity of digital HD Radio technology from the factory. Navigation-equipped Genesis models also include a 30-gigabyte hard drive and XM NavTraffic. Like every 2009 Hyundai, Genesis comes standard with XM Satellite Radio. Auxiliary USB and iPod inputs allow drivers to fully control and charge iPods directly from the head unit.
ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY
The 2009 Genesis offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, daylight-type lighting and reduced power consumption. In addition, the cut lines of the new HID headlights are extremely precise, providing maximum nighttime visibility without distracting other drivers. The lamps also feature an auto-leveling function which keeps the headlights level regardless of how the vehicle is loaded with passengers or cargo. Genesis also offers an Automatic Front Lighting System that allows the headlamps to automatically swivel for better visibility when cornering.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES DELIVER IMPROVED SAFETY PERFORMANCE
emphasis on delivering leading safety technology, Genesis boasts
world-class active and passive safety features to help both prevent
accidents, and maximize the well being of its occupants in the event
of a collision. The Genesis continues the Hyundai tradition of
standardizing key life-saving safety technology such as Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), eight airbags and electronic active head
The all-new 2009 Hyundai Genesis is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Genesis buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.