Sales of the luxury Genesis sedan (in translation - the appearance) started in December 2007.
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The car is built on a completely new rear-wheel drive architecture. It has an almost perfect ratio of the weight distribution of the front and rear parts in the proportion of 52:48. In the production of Genesis, gluing technology is used, which complements the traditional body welding. Critical joints with a total length of 90 m are joined by gluing, providing a more durable chemical compound. And only after this is done spot welding.
The interior is surrounded by comfort and luxury. Soft leather upholstery, luxurious wood trim, fine fabric, polished metal inserts all contribute to creating an atmosphere of prestige. This impression is enhanced by the driver's seat with heating, ventilation, and pneumatic adjustment of the lumbar back to ensure maximum comfort. The driver's seat is adjustable by means of an electric drive in 12 positions, providing comfort in any variant of landing. The climate control with humidity and rain sensors, automatic wipers and electric rear window curtains completes the picture. Noise isolation at the highest level.
The top versions are equipped with a 4.6-liter Tau V8 engine with a power of 368 hp, and a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission with the ability to manually shift SHIFTRONIC. Genesis acceleration time with this engine from 0 to 100 km / h takes less than 6.0 seconds. For a more economical movement, two more V6 petrol engines are offered: 3.3 liters (268 hp) and 3.8 liters (290 hp) equipped with a valve operation control system (CVVT). Both power units use a 6-step "automatic" with the ability to manually switch Aisin SHIFTRONIC.
The undoubted advantage of Genesis is smoothness. The merit of this air suspension is EAS, which is offered as an option. It is noteworthy that the Genesis body can rise by 30 mm, increasing the ground clearance for driving on bumpy roads (but there is a restriction - you can only move in this mode at a speed of up to 70 km / h). When it reaches 120 km / h, the car automatically reduces ground clearance to 15 mm, providing optimal aerodynamic performance. The electronic system of continuous control of the rigidity of gas shock absorbers (CDC) ensures a comfortable ride, regardless of road conditions. There are Sports, High and Low modes that meet the individual needs of the driver.
In the headlight system, instead of conventional xenon lamps, lamps with lower energy consumption and with higher light intensity (HID) are used, which in their characteristics are close to daylight. In such lamps the beam of light is more concentrated, providing maximum night visibility, and not distracting other drivers. In addition, Genesis headlights automatically adjust the lighting in the direction of maneuver. The car, if desired, can be equipped with an adaptive lighting system (AFLS).
In terms of active and passive safety, Hyundai Genesis is included in the leading group of cars in the world. Standard for the Korean automaker electronic stability control system (ESC) and eight airbags, replenished with new elements. For example, electronic head restraints are installed in the sedan. Eight sensors in the front and rear bumpers, and a rearview camera make parking a lot easier. Genesis-mounted radar combined with smart cruise control automatically adjusts the speed of the vehicle depending on the distance to the vehicle in front of you.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published the results of crash tests on the Genesis sedan. As they say on the official website of the organization, in the test for the protection of passengers in a frontal collision, which is conducted at a speed of 56 km / h, the car received the maximum rating of five stars. NHTSA also noted that the chances of passengers getting injured on impact are less than 10 percent. For the protection of the driver and the passenger in a side impact, as well as in the safety test when overturning, the Genesis sedan also received five stars. Representatives of the NHTSA added that the likelihood that people in the car will receive any serious injuries is extremely small, and the chances of a car tipping over in a collision are only 10 percent.
In 2008, at the New York Auto Show, the official debut of the rear-wheel drive four-seater coupe Hyundai Genesis Coupe took place. Over the appearance of the Genesis Coupe worked in the design center Hyundai in Irvine, California. The coupe is designed on the same rear-wheel drive platform that was used on the Genesis sedan. However, unlike its predecessor, this model has become more sporty and dynamic. In the Hyundai Coupe, everything from the exterior to sports seats literally screams of swiftness. The successful design of the car contributes to the ability to quickly reach speed without unnecessary vibration and noise. The manufacturer has updated the independent suspension and transmission, and also offered a variation of the 2 + 2 seats.
The interior of the Genesis Coupe embodies the wildest dreams: a three-spoke steering wheel, a short-stroke transmission lever, matte metal inserts, "racing" pedals and a stylish instrument panel. The driver's seat is made on the same principles as the seats of rally cars and is equipped with electric adjustment and memory function. All trim is made of genuine leather, which gives the model solidity and luxury.
Under the hood, the Genesis Coupe can be one of two engines. The first is a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 213 liters. with. - Has adjustment of phases of gas distribution both on an admission, and on release. The second engine, a volume of 3.8 liters capacity of 306 horsepower.
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The car includes a high-quality security system: a standard set of airbags with additional side airbags in the front seats, curtain airbags and active head restraints. You can also highlight the presence of a four-channel ABS system with electronic control of braking force and stability. Brakes - Brembo (known for their ability to not overheat). In the process of creating models were used durable and reliable materials. The body itself is made of high quality steel. The whole supporting structure is very durable, there are deformation zones in front and behind, and energy-absorbing bumpers.
In 2011, a restyled version of the Hyundai Genesis sedan was introduced. Nothing revolutionary in the exterior of the car was produced. All changes are purely cosmetic. New design of the headlights and rear lights, which are supplied with fashionable LEDs, as well as glossy chrome lining. It is impossible not to notice the different design of the front and rear bumpers with new designs protivotumanok and exhaust pipes, respectively, as well as a modified form of the grille. Especially meticulous and attentive will pay attention to the appeared illumination of the near-round space in the side mirrors. In general, the car began to look a little more aggressive.
The salon almost did not change: the same luxurious and expensive finish, very good ergonomics. Improved build quality, all parts of the interior carefully fitted. All modifications to the updated version of Genesis are focused on driver comfort while driving. He will be able to adjust the steering wheel in two positions, start the engine without the ignition key, choose the most convenient of the 12 seat positions, use an advanced on-board computer, etc.
The modified sedan is offered with a V6 gasoline engine with a 3.8 liter capacity of 290 hp, replacing the 6-speed automatic with a new 8-speed automatic transmission SHIFTRONIC. Compared to its predecessor, the restyled version accelerates one-tenth of a second faster, but also consumes a little more fuel.
Particularly impressive is the Korean manufacturer’s concern for the safety of the driver and passengers. The standard Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a double set of front airbags, side front and rear airbags, ABS, Brake Assistant, electronic traction control, EBD, electronic stability control, active head restraints and a reminder of the seat belts. In the restyled sedan Hyundai Genesis applied its own innovative development Hyundai Motor - Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), designed to minimize accidents. At the core of the system is the driver’s warning mechanism in the case when the car starts to rebuild from its lane without activating the turn signal.
A year later, in January 2012, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Hyundai showed the 2013 Genesis Coupe to the world. The first car show was held in November 2011 in the domestic market. The car received a lot of cosmetic changes in the exterior and acquired a charismatic, recognizable look. Exterior coupe got a new trapezoidal grille, front bumper and rear fenders. The design of the new headlights complemented the LED daytime running lights and rear lights. Wide exhaust pipes remind that we have a sports car with outstanding dynamic performance. At the same time, the model is distinguished by elegance thanks to the original stamping on the hood and the doors of the car. Seven body colors are available to buyers, including provocative red, stylish blue, original green and classic white, black and silver.
Updates in the design and touched the interior. The style of the center console was changed, the ergonomics of the controls were improved. In the interior trim used soft plastic and good-quality leather. A real decoration of the car can be called electroluminescent sensors on the dashboard, thanks to which it became even more convenient to read the readings.
In the Russian market, only one Hyundai Genesis Coupe equipment is offered - "Performance". It provides for a wide range of options: xenon headlights, LED optics, light sensor, cruise control, climate control, full power accessories. From infotainment systems, a high-end audio system and on-board computer are offered.
The machine uses a wide range of security technology solutions. Standard options include active head restraints and curtain airbags, six airbags. The front seats are equipped with seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters. The rear seats of the car have anchorages for child seats. Genesis Coupe 2012 has a four-channel anti-lock system with electronic brake force control (EBD) and sustainability (ESC). The car basically has a solid load-bearing structure, a bumper made of energy-absorbing materials, front and rear deformation zones, as well as protection from side impacts.
The 2012 model year Hyundai Genesis Coupe received a new, more powerful Theta engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger with a volume of 2.0 liters. This power unit is capable of producing 250 hp of power. and torque of 373 Nm. In the mixed cycle, the fuel consumption level is only 6.8 l / 100 km. 8-band automatic transmission provides excellent smooth shifting gears and speed. Gear changes can be made using the steering wheel "petals", which is very convenient.
Other changes to the model also include hardware suspension calibration to improve handling and comfort, plus a faster steering system with improved feedback.
Today, Hyundai is working to create a second generation Genesis car. It is expected that the model will appear on the Russian market in March 2014