Hyundai took the wraps off the all-new 2014 Genesis in South Korea yesterday. The new Genesis is described by Hyundai as their first premium rear-wheel drive sedan.
Based on Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design, the Genesis was previewed earlier this year in January through the HCD-14 Genesis Concept that was shown at the Detroit Motor Show.
Dimensionally, the new Genesis measures 4,990 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width, 1,480 mm in height and has a wheelbase spanning 3,010 mm.
Hyundai targets to sell 62,000 units of the Genesis globally next year, 32,000 units in Korea and 30,000 units overseas. That should be pretty easy considering that the first day of pre-bookings saw 3,500 people queue up!
Hyundai will offer four engine options on the new Genesis. Starting the range is a 3.0-liter V6 producing 257 PS and 31 kgm of torque. Next up is a 3.3-liter V6 capable of 282 PS and 35.4 kgm, and a 3.8-liter V6 with 315 PS and 40.5 kgm. At the top of the ladder, Hyundai will offer a range-topping 5.0-liter V8 producing 425 PS and 53 kgm of torque. With this engine, the Genesis will run from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds!
While the 3.0 V6 Genesis will hit 230 km/h, the other of the variants can touch 240 km/h. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available, while customers can spec between rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Apart from the design, this Genesis is also the first Hyundai to sport the new HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system.
Further details are available in the press release below.
2014 Hyundai Genesis Image Gallery
2014 Hyundai Genesis Press Release
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