The Hyundai Genesis 2018 is in the same boat. We realized that Hyundai could build a decent luxury car when Hyundai Genesis was first launched in 2009. By the time Hyundai succeeded in launching its luxury brand, acceptance had long been integrated. For those who have not followed the story, Hyundai Genesis has turned into Genesis G80, while Equus is now the Genesis G90.
The all-new Hyundai Genesis 2018 features the future direction of the design identity of the Genesis brand. The sporty elegance is represented in the exterior style, as the car captures both beauty and tension, as an athlete ready to play. The long hood and short front overhang, stylish roof lines and matching multi-spoke alloy wheels combine to form an elegant and dynamic profile, subtly highlighted by a chrome-plated black trim. The opening of daylight hockey and parabolic side lines still express Genesis’s unique design signatures, displaying a fast and dramatic energy with voluptuous shapes and smooth surfaces. From the front and side, the prominent G70-type grid, the character lines extending from the hood emblem and the pronounced air intakes communicate the muscular performance of which the car is capable. Two distinctive linear DRL LEDs on each side of the large peak grid announce future Genesis quad lamps. At the rear, the rear LED combination lamps continue the theme of the quad lamp, while the raised lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a balanced character. The rear lights, evolved from the G80, have been stretched to the end of the rear to transmit a wide and dynamic position.
The Hyundai Genesis 2018 features a 5-passenger leather and five-passenger interior in its class, making it a pleasant place for all occupants. In addition to its space, we appreciate the layout of Genesis. Though it offers all the trappings of a luxury car seat, climate controlled seats, the color of the electric rear window and the central touch screen that is compatible with the Apple CarPlay controls and Android Smartphones, they are remarkably easy to use. The G80 also offers buttons and buttons that can be used. The front seats are high in general comfort, and the driving position offers good view.
The Hyundai Genesis 2018 is based on the same rear-wheel drive platform as the new Kia Stinger, but opts for a more modest luxury car style in favor of Kia’s sporty look. It also gets the same engines a 2.0-liter turbo that rides 255 hp and a 3.3-liter V6 turbo with 365 horsepower. Genesis will also offer a 2.2-liter diesel for the G70, but it’s unclear whether this will come to the US. Oddly, Genesis did not mention the type of gearbox that the Genesis 2018 will receive, so for now we’ll assume it gets the same eight-speed automatic that is in the Stinger. Genesis says that a high-performance G70 V6 sport runs from 0 to 62mph in 4.7 seconds, which is very impressive. The Genesis 2018 also features a launch control, torque coupling, a multi-link rear suspension and, promisingly, a limited slip mechanical differential.
The Hyundai Genesis 2018 is remarkably well equipped with almost all modern security systems on the market. From more practical features, such as speed control suitable for pure safety elements, such as automatic emergency braking to the new pedestrian detection system that protects, well, pedestrians, the G80 is perfectly deserving of 10 points on 10 on our security classification. The IIHS and NHTSA have not yet completed the collision tests on the Hyundai Genesis 2018, but with the slight changes from 2017 to 2018, it is a virtual guarantee that the Genesis base sedan will retain its Top Safety Pick + and its overall five-star rating. All G80s come standard with a forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind monitors with rear alert, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, active head restraints and nine standard airbags including a driver knee bag that protects the lower limbs injuries in an accident. New for 2018, a pedestrian detection system monitors people outside the car while a driver awareness system monitors the person behind the wheel.
The Hyundai Genesis 2018 sedan starts at $ 41,400 for a rear-wheel-drive model and a 3.8-liter V6 with 311 horsepower and 293 pounds of torque. By adding all-wheel drive to the equation, the price rises to a modest $ 43,900. Both prices are $ 350 more than their 2017 equivalents.