Hyundai has announced North American market pricing for their new luxo-barge the Genesis sedan. Built to challenge the luxury German marques we can confirm without hesitation that the Genesis sedan has them beaten and on the canvas when it comes to price. Our North American friends will be able to secure the keys to Hyundai?s new top-shelf luxury sedan from just $US33,000 ? a price that the average over-taxed Australian would find a little hard to swallow.
The entry level price will get you into the entry-level Genesis 3.8, which features a 3.8-litre V6 sporting 215kW/290hp and a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission. The price includes 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, dual power-heated side mirrors, heated leather seats, push-button start, dual-zone climate control, cruise control and front, side and side-curtain airbags.
A lazy $US5,000 more gets you behind the wheel of the V8 Genesis with all the bells and whistles. Equipped with a 4.6-litre 280kW/375hp V8 and six-speed ZF automatic gearbox, you?ll also get 18-inch alloys, chrome exterior mouldings, ?ultra premium? leather seats, a leather wrapped dashboard, tilt and slide glass sunroof, power adjustable leather wrapped steering wheel with memory function, power rear sunshade, rain sensing wipers and a 15-speaker Lexicon premium sound system ? all of which is in addition to the standard kit found on the V6.
The luxury automobile buy of the century?