INTRO: Sharpening its competitive edge in the luxury sedan marketplace, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis freshens its design and boosts performance while maintaining its robust list of standard equipment and affordable pricing. Available trims for the 5-passenger Genesis include the base 3.8, 4.6 and 5.0 R-
FEATURES: On the outside, updated LED headlights and integrated exhaust tips in the rear fascia augment the refined styling. Inside, premium appointments include wood-grain accents, leather surfaces, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and Bluetooth hands-free phone interface.
PERFORMANCE: The base 3.8-liter V6 engine outputs 333 horsepower, an increase of 43 horsepower thanks to direct fuel injection. The mid-level 4.6-liter V8 makes 385 horsepower while a new direct injected 5-liter V8 puts out an impressive 429 horsepower. A new 8-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear-wheels.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates1 for fuel economy:
WARRANTY: The Genesis is backed by a generous 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Priced thousands below the premium sedan competition yet offering comparable luxury and performance, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis redefines the rules for this elite class of vehicles.