2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan driving test. Inside is much more spacious, but not as spacious as this one, which has whole right side removed! What Hyundai continues its ascent to dominance of the automobile in March, and since making quality a little over a decade ago a priority - and since he pipped another priority shortly after - the automaker has made some mistakes on his climb up -market competitiveness. The last step of this increase is that the 2015 Genesis sedan.
Outside, it has a strikingly stylish new grille and side profile, part of "fluidic sculpture 2.0". The hood is long and flat, the car is backward, the grille is more upright, the C-pillar is what we might call "elegant. "It certainly looks more elegant and more expensive than the current Genesis sedan. Outside significantly smoother means a cd of 0.26, it is quiet as it slips into the air.
The interior is lined with real aluminum, leather and wood, coated horizontally and corresponding to the elegant exterior perfectly. Nobody should complain about the elegance factor of this tower. Under the long hood, there is the same 333 hp 3.8-liter V6 and 429 hp 5.0-liter V8 driving the rear wheels. A little on the back of these is superbly smooth ZF automatic Shiftronic eight reports. But the new car also comes with a HTRAC optional four-wheel drive, which transfers torque to the front wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. (Like a little more detail, or the engines exactly who will get the HTRAC will be announced closer to the launch in April of the car.)
There are four modes to choose the driver for the system for the clutches: normal, sport, eco and snow. Normally, the torque varies from 30/70 to 40/60 front / rear. In sport, it ranges between 20/80 and 10/90. Sport mode also enhances transmission at faster change, faster response to the accelerator, sportier limits on electronic stability control and firmer settings on the Advanced controlled damping continuously.
What is it like to drive? Climb inside and the car immediately feels like it's moved up a class or two. The seats are almost an inch lower to the ground, for example, which, surprisingly, makes a big difference in how it feels when you sit sport in it. Previous Genesis sedan almost feels like an SUV in comparison. The base 3.8 launches with authority and 5.0 straight launches as a true sports sedan. Hyundai did not give figures 0-60, except to say they are "much faster than the old model," which does not seem possible, given that it has the same engine and transmission so that curb weight is "a little heavier." We have to wait to get on a drag strip. The Genesis has achieved in the previous Trim higher five years to 3.8 liters and five years with lower 5.0.
Underway in the prototype we drove, new springs and dampers and a new stiffer body with ultra-high strength of more than 51 percent steel combine to make Genesis a competitor worthy of best players establised in the classroom. The sedan had previous shocks that have been listed as being "hard" both hamper the rebound, while the new sedan jounce soft and hard bounce.
We had three laps around the road race at Namyang Hyundai bus ride the grounds of an hour outside of Seoul prove. After getting a strong sense of shock in a straight line, we found that, in the process, the car tends to wallow a little more and maybe even a little flop. The electric power steering rack mounted motor with variable gear ratio was fairly accurate and not terribly overboosted, but the rear tires 275/35 all-season 245/45 before and mounted on 19-inch wheels (18 are standard ) yelped in agony crafts that we take here and there in the Korean countryside. This sound can come from our engineer terrified / passenger, however.
The car has been clocked in the Nürburgring, but it was only a trick "informal", we are told. Nevertheless, it was "about five percent faster than HTRAC with rear-wheel drive." We liked to try back-to-back laps with the BMW 535i, which was at hand in Namyang, but that was not an option. We're guessing the Bimmer had manipulated the safe handling and better with much less thin. But we wondered, how Genesis sedan owners will drive like that? Probably not if the shocks are softer probably fine for the average buyer. Next year, Hyundai will offer a sport package with a more powerful engine, better suspension, big tires, stiffer body and a better seat.
? Do I Want It In the end, with technological upgrades such as automatic braking, lane keep assist, blind spot detection and a host of other features of luxo - including a CO2 sensor for inside to see if you breathe too much carbon dioxide - the arrival worthy of Genesis is Hyundai's new luxury goal spearhead, including more bonuses in its range. Prices will be announced closer to the car in April (almost) launch, but current Genesis sedans start at just over $ 36,000 for the V6, while the 5.0 R Spec starts at just over $ 48,000 . Compare this to, say, a BMW 535i from just over $ 56,000 and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class at about $ 53,000, and it is a good deal. While the Germans manage about twice as much on a slalom course, if you do not try to autocross your turn, or even push hard on a twisting mountain road, you can give Genesis a try before making your purchase .