Details on 2012 Hyundai Genesis Luxury Sedan

By Automotive Staff | June 02, 2011
Hyundai has released pricing details on its Genesis luxury sedan for model year 2012. The entry-level Genesis 3.8 now starts at $35,050 (including destination), a bump of $1250 over the 2011 model year sticker price. However, the car’s 3.8-liter V-6 engine has gained direct-injection, improving power from 290 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque, to 333 hp and 291 lb-ft. Along with the new eight-speed transmission, the 2012 Genesis 3.8 returns an EPA-rated 19 mpg city/29 highway, increases of one and two mpg, respectively, compared to the current Genesis 3.8. All Genesis models now employ a Hyundai-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission instead of a six-speed automatic. The next step up is the Genesis 4.6 — formerly the range-topping model before the arrival of the R-Spec. Its 4.6-liter V-8 engine is unchanged at 385 hp and 333 lb-ft, but the switch to the eight-speed transmission bumps fuel economy from 17/25 mpg to 17/26 mpg. The Genesis 4.6 now starts at $45,350 (including destination), a slight increase versus the 2011 sticker of $43,800. New for 2012 is the Genesis R-Spec, which has been tuned for more performance and sportier driving dynamics. It is motivated by a new 5.0-liter V-8 good for 429 hp and 376 lb-ft, unique 19-inch wheels bearing Bridgestone high-performance tires, and sportier tuning for the suspension and steering. The R-Spec stickers for $47,350 (including destination) and returns 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. Other changes for the 2012 Genesis include a redesigned grille, reshaped rocker panels, new headlights and taillights, retuned suspension dampers, and standard daytime running lights. The updated 2012 model is on sale now. via Hyundai courtesy of Motor Trend Staff
  • 2012 Hyundai GENESIS R SPEC Front Left Angle
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This a $55,000 mid-sized car value rolled into a $33,000 luxury sedan. The 8-speed transmission is sweet. The grille design presents an aggressive aura for the Genesis. I really think this is great value. I hope to test drive this car in my local dealer one of these days.