Sunday, February 03, 2008
2009 Hyundai Genesis
The 2009 Hyundai Genesis is this Korean automaker's first rear-wheel drive vehicle. This large car also marks the debut of Hyundai's first available V8 engine. Genesis is about 6 inches longer in wheelbase and 3 inches longer overall than Hyundai's Azera midsize sedan. It offers three engines: a 264-hp 3.3-liter V6; a 290-hp 3.8-liter V6; and a 375-hp 4.6-liter V8. All engines team with a 6-speed automatic transmission that has a manual shift gate. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front and rear side airbags. Among the available features are heated and cooled front seats, wireless cell phone link, a navigation system with hard drive for storing digital music files, rearview camera, and front and rear obstacle detection. Genesis has a knob in the center console that governs audio, navigation, and other functions. Adaptive cruise control is also available. This will be a fun car to test drive once available.