The 2015 Hyundai Genesis has finally arrived in Australia with prices for the luxury sedan starting from $60,000. The lineup features three models, each offering different levels of advanced safety tech and equipment.
The Genesis will sit as the flagship Hyundai model in Australia, featuring high levels of standard kit and a host luxury items. Measuring 10mm short of five-metres, the sedan is longer than both the VF Commodore and BMW 5-Series in its wheelbase and overall length.
The lineup includes the entry Genesis at $60,000, the Sensory Pack at $71,000, and lastly the Ultimate Pack at $82,000. The base model offers standout features such as HID headlights, leather appointed interior, a Lexicon 17-speaker stereo, and a 9.2-inch touch-screen and satellite navigation system. Jumping into the Safety Pack adds blind spot detection, head-up display, rear-cross traffic alert, lane change assist, power tilt and telescopic steering, as well as a premium leather trim.
Sitting as the most expensive model in the lineup, the Ultimate Pack sports a panoramic glass roof, power door latches with automatic soft-closing function, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, noise reducing acoustic glass, a power boot lid, and rear door side curtains.
Under the bonnet the Genesis features a 3.8-litre V6 that produces 232kW and 397Nm, giving the sedan enough power to shoot off from 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds. The engine is mated to a Hyundai-built eight-speed automatic that offers SHIFTRONIC manual mode with paddle shifters.
Prior to the car’s launch the Genesis’s suspension was subjected to a year-long tuning program aimed to perfect ride and handling to Australian conditions. Andrew Tuitahi, Hyundai senior manager product planning, said,
“Australian road surfaces remain some of the world’s most challenging, and I think that as a whole we enjoy driving in a different way to drivers in other countries.
“Australian drivers expect their car to handle in a certain way. There’s a higher expectation of cars here – they need to be able to handle and ride really well and remain composed on our roads. So what we were looking for was a uniquely Australian-focused combination of those qualities. I’m confident that in our tuning work on Genesis we achieved those objectives.”
All Genesis models come with a five-year/unlimited km warranty as well as 12 month complementary roadside assist. They also come with complimentary servicing for the first five years or 75,000kms. The new model will be available in showrooms from the middle of this month.