The new 3.8-liter unit features direct injection (GDI) technology and produces 338hp and maximum torque of 40.3kg.m at 5,100rpm. With a maximum speed of 240kph, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 6.2 seconds, delivering levels of performance befitting this flagship Genesis model.
The 3.8GDI Lambda engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers SHIFTRONIC manual shift capability. This Hyundai-developed transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency by six percent over the former six-speed gearbox.
The new model also features additional technology in the form of Hyundai’s Driver Information System (DIS), which further enhances the driver and passenger experience. The system, which is available in selected countries across the region, includes navigation information and enhanced multi-media options.
The new display provides a more intuitive user interface, with an integrated joystick-type function. It will also come with a rear view camera, which projects images on the 8inch screen, giving the driver optimal assistance when reversing into any parking space.
Tom Lee, Head of Hyundai Middle East’s Regional Headquarters, commented, “The new 3.8GDI Genesis combines a luxurious ride with all the technology and quality touches expected of a premium sedan. Yet at the same time it delivers higher levels of performance, making owning and driving the Genesis even more exhilarating than before. The new model reinforces our ‘Modern Premium’ philosophy that has been acclaimed by customers and automotive experts around the world.”
The Genesis has enjoyed many international accolades since 2009 when it won the North America Car Of The Year award, and more recently was voted ‘Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car’ in the prestigious J.D Power and associates 2012 vehicle dependability study.
The Genesis is part of Hyundai’s luxury car line up, which also includes the Genesis Coupe and Hyundai’s flagship car the Centennial, all offering a wealth of luxury and refinement. These high-end models all benefit from Hyundai’s Premium Assurance Program.
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