The original Genesis has been launched on the market in 2008 so Hyundai had to do something about it in order to keep it afloat. Because of that, the Genesis was actually fully reworked last year and it will start production by the mid of 2015 as a brand new car. Just like the previous generation the 2016 Hyundai Genesis will be offered in rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive and just like before. The Hyundai Genesis 2016 will be available both in a saloon and a coupe variant with not much impact on the cost of the car. This would make it quite a worthy competitor for the BMW 5 Series and even more than that.
2016 Hyundai Genesis specs
Engine wise, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis will be available with four different engines, depending on the model of choice. Three V6 units with displacements of 3.0-liters, 3.3- and 3.8-liters are going to offer between 257 and 315 horsepower with the older turbocharged engine being now discontinued. All three of them will come as standard with an 8-speed automatic and rear-wheel-drive but with the possibility of getting all-wheel-drive as an option. The top of the range Hyundai Genesis 2016 will still get the 5.0-liter V8 Tau engine with 425 horsepower and 393 lb-ft of torque but unlike the V6 offerings, this will only come with rear wheel drive which was expected since it is the sports model of the range.
Hyundai Genesis 2016 redesign
The exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Genesis on the other hand is going to be a major improvement over the previous generation with sharper and more sophisticated lines than before which really make it look like a premium model. On the interior Hyundai also stepped up things a notch with their new Genesis now offering the same basic level of equipment as a mid range BMW. There are things such as satellite navigation, electric seats with heating and ventilation, a very good infotainment system as well as one of the best leather upholstery in any car on the market today. The only drawback with Hyundai Genesis 2016 interior is the fact that the top of the range model won’t offer that much more in exchange.
2016 Hyundai Genesis release date and price
While the Hyundai offers the 2016 Hyundai Genesis only in a premium trim, the price doesn’t really reflect all that. In fact, the Genesis is cheaper than most of its competitors, its only drawback being the fact that it doesn’t carry a premium badge. The older model had a starting price of $38,000 but many people paid less because it was one sale to make room for the newer one. The Hyundai Genesis 2016 is actually going to cost a bit more than the $38,000 with an expected starting price of just over $41,000 which is still a lot better than the competition.
While we wait for the new model take a look at last year’s review: