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The Hyundai Genesis sedan is now on sale locally, arriving as a new entrant to the large luxury segment.

Available as a single model with two levels of options packages, the Genesis starts at $60,000 before on-road costs. In its most expensive form, the pricetag reaches as high as $82,000.

Expensive for a Hyundai, but as a large, luxurious sedan the Genesis is like no other Hyundai, and the automaker has rivals like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Lexus GS in the Genesis' gunsights.

Only one mechanical configuration is available - a 3.8 litre petrol V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Genesis however is significant for being the first RWD passenger sedan sold by the Korean automaker in Australia.

The previous-generation Genesis has been available in some overseas markets (principally the USA), but was never exported to Australia due to the lack of a right-hand drive variant.

 

Mechanical Package

Housed within its nearly five-metre long body is the second evolution of Hyundai's RWD platform.

Power is provided by a 232kW/397Nm 3.8 litre naturally aspirated petrol V6, matched to an eight-speed automatic in the middle and a sophisticated multi-link suspension at the rear.

While countries like Korea and the USA have the availability of an AWD model, the Australia-bound Genesis is RWD only.

Weighing 1890kg in base model trim, the Genesis can accelerate to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 240km/h.

Paddle shifters and a manual shift mode are standard, and drivers can cycle between three different drive modes: Eco, Normal and Sport.

Fuel economy is a claimed 11.2 l/100km, and the Genesis can run on regular 91-octane petrol.

 

Features

Genesis:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • 9.2-inch colour infotainment display
  • 17-speaker audio system with controls for rear passengers
  • Bluetooth phone and audio integration
  • Satellite navigation
  • Reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps
  • Powered rear sunshade

Sensory Pack:

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Top-down camera view
  • High-grade leather with 16-way driver's seat adjustment
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Head-up display
  • LED foglamps
  • CO2 sensor for climate control
  • Self-dimming wing mirrors

Ultimate Pack (includes all equipment from Sensory Pack):

  • Panoramic glass sunroof, noise-suppressing acoustic glass
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated and vented front seats, heated outboard rear seats
  • Powered bootlid
  • Retractable sunshades in rear doors
  • Illuminated scuff plates
  • Soft-close doors

 

Pricing

  • Hyundai Genesis - $60,000
  • With Sensory Pack - $71,000
  • With Ultimate Pack - $82,000

The Genesis is covered by Hyundai's iCare servicing scheme, which sees the first five years (or 75,000km) of scheduled maintenance covered at not cost to the owner.

Hyundai's five-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty also applies to the Genesis, and the first three years of sat-nav map updates are free of charge.

Once out of the the initial five year/75,000km period, servicing costs are capped for the full life of the car. With such sweeteners, the Genesis shapes up as a pretty attractive financial proposition for those shopping in the large car market.

Six exterior colours are offered, with two interior colour schemes available - charcoal, or beige.

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