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2009 Hyundai Genesis Preview
Hyundai announces Canadian pricing for 2009 Genesis sedan
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. will price its 2009 Genesis, an all-new premium sedan, at $37,995 for the V6 and $43,995 for the V8.
“This is a luxury car without a luxury price,” said John Vernile, vice president, sales and marketing, Hyundai Canada. “We are proud to offer a vehicle with the amenities, driving character and performance people would expect from Japanese or European luxury vehicles at a more motivating price.”
The 2009 Genesis is available with either a 3.8-litre V6 or Hyundai's first-ever 4.6-litre V8. With its competitive packaging, the entry-level Hyundai Genesis is better equipped and better priced than the base Infiniti G35.
The 2009 Genesis is built on an all-new rear-wheel-drive architecture, and has an advanced five-link suspension at all four corners. It offers two powertrains, the Lambda 3.8-litre V6 engine mated to an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission that produces an estimated 290 horsepower, and Hyundai's all-new Tau 4.6-litre V8 engine mated to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. The 4.6-litre Tau produces an estimated 375 horsepower using premium fuel and an estimated 368 horsepower using regular unleaded, while offering fuel economy ratings of 12.6L/100 km in the city and 8.1L/100 km on the highway. The 3.8-litre V6 achieves 11.4L/100 km in the city and 7.2L/100 km on the highway.
The Genesis offers features such as Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS) and electronic active head restraints.
The 3.8L models come well equipped. Standard features include four wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, electronic remote control-heated exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators, automatic light control and fog lights.
Standard safety features include advanced front airbags, front and rear seat-mounted and roof-mounted curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control System, and front electronic active headrests.
Creature comforts include dual zone automatic climate control and air quality control system, leather seating, heated and power front seats, iPod and USB/auxiliary audio input, AM/FM/XM/MP3 with six-disc CD player and seven speakers, an integrated memory system covering the steering column, outside mirror and driver's seat, power door locks and windows, proximity entry with electric push-button start, auto dimming rear view mirror with HomeLink integrated transceiver, and woodgrain trim.
The 4.6 version also includes a limited slip rear differential, power tilt and slide sunroof, HID auto levelling headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with 235/50R18 tires, front and rear parking assistance sensors, chrome lower bodyside moulding, a leather-wrapped dashboard, a wood-trimmed and leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto dimming outside mirrors, illuminated door scuff, and electric hydraulic power steering.
Posted June 18, 2008