Three years ago, Hyundai did a sharpshooter to step into the fray through the company’s Genesis luxury sedan, and make vehicles that are meant to prove Korea’s automobile can strut and compete until the market without the expense. They launched a separate luxury brand, and dedicated to all car users. This year, Hyundai has launched their new product that is ready to compete in the automotive market by presenting a new model, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan that uses a V6 engine.
Indeed, Hyundai has decided to move to a luxury vehicle, capable of mastering the automotive market well. In 2009, Hyundai succeeded in removing about 20,000 vehicles Sedan and Coupe in the combined unit sales of approximately half the original projections at the time. As industry-wide numbers have Begun to clamber back to Their pre-fall heights, Genesis Increased sales have accordingly, though We have a feeling that the figures still have not managed to Snag That magical mark 40.000 to 50.000 units Originally imagined by the Hyundai hive -mind.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis sedan adds power and more standard features to its V-8 model but is otherwise the same capable and handsome four-door good enough to earn the 2009 North American Car of the Year award from a select panel of auto writers. With rear-wheel drive, a roomy and well-appointed cabin, and smooth V-6 and V-8 powertrains, the Genesis sedan is well worth considering if you’re not inclined to follow the herd. Yes, you’re paying more than $34,000 – near $44,000 for the V-8 model — for a South Korean car. But Hyundai is quickly earning mainstream acceptance. It’s becoming a style leader. And its features-per-dollar approach has influenced every competitor. Genesis resale values pale against those of say, Lexus. But Hyundai’s generous warranty coverage salves some of the sting. For two-door aficionados who also are free-thinkers, Hyundai shrinks the Genesis sedan’s basic platform and clothes it in a very shapely skin to produce the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The 2011 Genesis Coupe gets upgraded interior materials and adds a base V-6 model ripe for customization.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis sedan follows the luxury-class blueprint with rear-wheel-drive and strong V-6 and V-8 engines. The 2011 Genesis 3.8 sedan returns a 3.8-liter V-6 rated at 290 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. The 2011 Genesis 4.6 sedan again uses a 4.6-liter V-8, but it now has 385 horsepower, a gain of 10 horsepower from the start of model-year 2010 (Hyundai actually phased in the increase during model-year 2010). Torque remains 333 pound-feet. The sole transmission for the Genesis sedan remains a six-speed automatic with a separate floor-lever gate that allows manual-type gear control.
The power numbers for the 2011 Genesis 3.8 and 4.6 are squarely in the premium-class ballpark; more important, both engines furnish fine performance. Hyundai says the 10-horsepower improvement drops the 0-60-mph time of the 2011 Genesis 4.6 sedan by almost a half second, to 5.3 seconds. With either engine, the Genesis sedan rides and handles competitively, too, though it doesn’t have the sporty edge of a BMW 5-Series or the fluidity of an E-Class. Of course, those cars start closer to $50,000 in base six-cylinder form. And those cars, along with other top rivals, all use automatic transmissions with seven and even eight speeds to furnish more shift refinement and fuel-efficiency.
The 2011 Genesis sedan returns with the full suite of traction and stability enhancers expected of a premium car. Absent, however, is all-wheel drive (AWD) for that extra dimension of grip and control in snow or other slippery conditions. All its key competitors offer both rear- and all-wheel-wheel drive versions of their premium sedans.
The sporty 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a tight 2+2 that revels in the rear-drive formula for its handling advantages. The 2.0T models have a turbocharged four-cylinder with 210 horsepower and 223 pound-feet of torque. The 2011 Genesis Coupe 3.8 models use the sedan’s 3.8-liter V-6 tuned for 306 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The coupe mates both engines with a six-speed manual transmission and offers the four with a five-speed automatic and the V-6 with a six-speed automatic.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 and 4.6 sedans return with a roster of features considered essential for a premium-class car. Hyundai in fact enhances the ’11 Genesis 4.6 sedan by making standard a host of amenities previously optional. Basically, it incorporates the 2010 version’s $5,500 Technology Package into the 2011’s base price. That means it now comes standard with such features as a 528-watt Lexicon 17-speaker 7.1 discrete audio system, radar cruise control, cooled driver’s seat, steering-linked xenon headlamps, and an expanded navigation system with an 8-inch touch screen. A similarly configured Technology Package remains a $5,500 option for the 2011 Genesis 3.8 sedan.
Again standard on all 2011 Genesis sedans is leather upholstery, heated power front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The steering wheel contains controls for the standard Bluetooth mobile phone link and audio system. An MP3 auxiliary jack and a USB iPod interface are standard. All sedans also come with front and rear side torso airbags, plus head-protecting curtain side airbags.
Among features standard on the 2011 Genesis 4.6 sedan that are optional on the 3.8 sedan are 18-inch alloy wheels (in place of 17-inch alloys), power tilt/telescope steering wheel, power tilt/slide sunroof, upgraded leather upholstery, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and power rear sunshade. Same goes for a Lexicon-brand audio with 14 speakers and a navigation system with a 7-inch screen, 40-gigabyte hard drive, and rear backup camera.