2015 Hyundai Genesis

The Korean company established themselves as rivals with Japanese and German luxury vehicles. Back in 2009, they made it with Hyundai Genesis. Then, Genesis lacked chassis refinement. Rear wheel drive and a price tag of near $40,000, Hyundai made a statement. Their first try hadn’t good results at market sales, but we can’t accept it as complete failure just because of that. However, Hyundai is refining the original formula into a better second-generation Genesis. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a second try for the company, and at the first sight, there are a lot of BMW in its crosshairs.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis redesign

Outside of the vehicle, first thing to see is a blunt front end. However, 2015 Hyundai Genesis has handsome proportions for sport sedan. Comparing to previous model, 2015 Genesis is 0.2 inch longer. Wheelbase gained 3 inches. That makes an impression of longer hood, with extra stretch between the wheels. It is based on platform called Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, but not the same concept used on Hyundai Sonata’s building. Genesis has cleaner, more-subtle lines and tasteful brushed-aluminum accents, without chrome parts.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis engine

Under the hood of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be two options. Buyers might choose between 3.8-liter V-6 with outcome of 333 hp and a 5.0-liter V-8 that can produce up to 429 horsepower. Both of those engines will be paired with Hyundai’s home-grown eight-speed automatic. Difference from German and Japanese sedans will be in the fact that Genesis won’t offer engine stop-start system and four-cylinder or diesel engines. That means Genesis won’t be more efficient than its rivalries. The Korean company has a plenty of polishing to do if they want to be real competitor with BMW. But, it doesn’t discourage Hyundai of trying and getting better.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Genesis impressions

With new changes, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis has made its way to the sport sedan map. Hyundai made a lot of effort resulted in progress, but they are still far away from real competitor of Audi or BMW.

2015 Hyundai Genesis interior

Dampers on the new 2015 Genesis are adaptive and they can be controlled independently side to side. But, while driving, you can feel body roll on Hyundai’s handling track. Any wrinkles on the road can make rear end wallow in unsporty manner. What can make nice impression is a helm that’s more linear and less rubbery than those of the previous Genesis. However, lower H-point can result in boon to handling, which will make driving of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis as a car rather than a SUV.

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