Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai to launch Genesis executive car in the UK


Hyundai is set to contend with the UK executive car market elite after announcing plans to sell the Hyundai Genesis in the UK in right hand drive. The latest 2015 Genesis was first shown at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January.


The latest Hyundai Genesis specs


For the 2015 Genesis model, the company are equipping a 311 brake horse power 3.8 litre V6 engine which sends power to all four wheels through the HTRAC all wheel drive system. All Genesis models will use an eight speed automatic gearbox.


As well as the 3.8litre V6, there is the option of a 420 brake horse power 5.0 litre V8 engine, that will be available with rear wheel drive though there is no word on a UK release for this model.

The Hyundai Genesis styling and tech


At nearly five metres long and with a three metre wheelbase, the model is similar in size to both an Audi A8 and the new Mercedes S-Class. The 2015 model gains Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, dubbed ‘fluidic sculpture 2.0.’ The Genesis doesn’t come with air suspension, but Hyundai claims the ride on the 18 or optional 19 inch wheels will still match it’s rivals.


The front of the model features a large trapezoidal grille flanked by large HiD headlights that look similar to those on a BMW 7 Series.


Inside, the Genesis model’s dashboard is dominated by a large HD touch-screen mounted above the centre console, and a large four spoke steering wheel covered in audio and paddle shifters for manual changes. A carbon dioxide sensor has also been fitted into the cabin, which sense when the CO2 levels reach more than 2,000 parts per million, a figure above which the driver can feel drowsy, then adjusts the climate control to ventilate the cabin.


The model is compatible with Google Glass, the search giant’s new wearable, computerized headset. Drivers wearing this new technology will be able to remotely start their car, unlock the doors and be led to their car should they forget where it’s parked through their Google Glass headset.


The Hyundai Genesis all-wheel drive executive car will arrive in Europe and the UK this summer, it will be available in the UK as a right hand drive model.

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