2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar –

The Hyundai Genesis sedan underwent a complete and spectacular transformation for the 2015 model year. This total redesign is the reason the new Genesis can now take its place amongst the best in the mid-size luxury sedan segment. If you are familiar with the cars this Korean automaker has made in the past, this latest luxury entry may just blow you away. This is one of the best new cars in showrooms today.

Hyundai cars were introduced into the U.S. market back in 1986, and they were notable mostly by their alluringly low purchase price. Unfortunately, that price came with poor build quality, which then led to reliability issues that became the butt of jokes. Luckily for us, the designers and engineers at Hyundai took notice and began a program focused on higher quality and stylish design. That laser focus on rebuilding the reputation of this Korean automaker has paid off in recent model years across its lineup.

And now, the Genesis gets to enjoy the benefits of the Hyundai magic makers. Last year’s model, which was introduced in 2009, seemed to be a thinly veiled copy of a Lexus GS. But, this new Genesis sedan is ready to stand on its own four wheels with a bold new grill that sets it apart from the past. High-quality interior materials rival the best Japanese and German luxury cars, along with an updated design and a larger navigation screen. A center button controller common to more expensive luxury cars allows you to maneuver the infotainment console while driving.

What will entice so many new car buyers to take a close look at the 2015 Genesis is its base MSRP of only $38,000. For this price, you get the standard rear-wheel drive powertrain consisting of a 311 hp, 3.8 liter engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel estimates are an impressive 18 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The Genesis is also available with all-wheel drive or with 420 hp, 5.0 liter, V8 engine. The overall driving impression is a car that’s built more for smooth and comfortable highway drives as opposed to tearing around mountain curves.

The new Genesis is going to change the way the car buying public thinks about Hyundai. This is a quality product, beautifully designed and fun to drive. Don’t shortchange yourself by passing it by.

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