The Hyundai Genesis is a five passenger, luxury sedan, produced and sold by the leading Korean automaker, Hyundai. The Hyundai Genesis is a full-scale, four-door, back-wheel-drive sedan, which is designed to accommodate five passengers comfortably. Hyundai unveiled the sedan at the International Auto Show in New York in 2007. Being designated internally as the BH model, and with an initial expansion investment of $533 million, Hyundai started selling the first generation Genesis all over the world as a premium sports car in 2008.
The next generation Hyundai Genesis, which was designated internally as DH model, was introduced in Seoul, Korea during November 2013, followed by the Toronto and the North American International auto shows in 2014 and sold all over the world. Reflecting the primary entry of Hyundai into the luxury market sector, the name Genesis represents origin or beginning.
The Hyundai Genesis, which was unveiled as the Concept Genesis during March, 2007, was engineered by Hyundai as a progressive understanding of the current back-wheel drive sports car. The automaker conceived the thought for the Genesis during 2003. It took three years to design the body of the sedan and an estimated cost of the project was about $500 million over an expansion time of 23 months. The Genesis has undergone a testing distance of 800,000 miles.
The manufacturer supposedly benchmarked the BMW 5-Series car during the development of the Genesis sedan. The press release designates the white color body of the Genesis goes beyond the BMW in torsional firmness by 14%. The manufactured Hyundai Genesis car acknowledged a five-star collapse rating in each class from the National Freeway Traffic Security Administration. Hyundai sells the Genesis as offering the presentation of a BMW 5-Series and the internal packaging of a 7-Series at the cost of a 3-Series.
Assessing the Hyundai Genesis 4.6 at its United States introduction, Dan Neil, an automotive journalist called the nonattendance of brand symbols at the genesis’s front part. The first generation of Hyundai Genesis was sold all over the world, except in the automotive market of Europe. The Hyundai Genesis came with the equipment, such as four-wheel disc brakes, velocity-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering, multi-link front suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes and five link back suspension. The Hyundai Genesis was also offered with three engine options, according to the market. These engine options include a V8 engine with 53 % weight distribution at the front and 47% at the back, two numbers of V6 engines with the 52% weight distribution at the front and 48% at the back.
At the introduction of the Hyundai Genesis in the United States, the sedan was equipped with standard features, such as:
Dual-zone automatic air conditioning.
Leather-covered steering wheel.
Heated front seats with power adjustments.
Power door locks.
Seven-speaker acoustic system with XM satellite radio.
Remote keyless entrance and start.
The Hyundai Genesis was provided with the two optional Lexicon-celebrated acoustic systems with 7.1 channels and with 14 or 17 speakers.
Some of the standard protection features incorporated into the Hyundai Genesis include double front airbags, front and back side airbags, ABS, side-curtain airbags, EBD, brake assist, electronic stability control, and traction control.