Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hyundai Genesis Is Refreshed For 2012 - Starts At $35,050 Now

The refreshed Hyundai 2012 Genesis sports sedan, starts at $35,050 for a well-equipped 333-horsepower 3.8 liter V6, $45,350 for the 385-horsepower 4.6 liter DOHC V8 and $47,350 for the new 429-horsepower 5.0 R-Spec model (all include $850 delivery charge). All Genesis models are now coupled with a new in-house eight-speed transmission and are on sale now.

The 2012 Genesis is highlighted by exterior design improvements, new direct injection technology for its Lambda V6 engine, new eight-speed automatic transmission, and enhanced chassis tuning. In addition, a new 5.0-liter direct injection V8 engine is now available exclusively with the 5.0 R-Spec model. Fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, nearly matching the 4.6-liter V8 (17 mpg city/26 mpg highway). Hyundai Genesis sales in 2011 through April are 9,536, up 21.6 percent compared to the first 4 months of 2010. The value-priced Genesis is on the shopping list for those looking at luxury sedans with much higher price tags.