After few leaked photos, the all-new 2014 Hyundai Genesis made its debut in Seoul, Korea. The 3,500 orders received on the first day of pre-orders in Korea already confirm the fact that the new Genesis will set a new standard in its segment. Comparing it with its predecessor, the 2014 Genesis features a wheelbase that was extended by 75 mm to 3,010, which means more cabin space.
The all-new Genesis features an overall length of 4,990 mm, overall width of 1,890 mm and overall height of 1,480 mm. As you can see from the photos, the 2014 Genesis comes with a new design philosophy and it is the first model from Hyundai to showcase Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. As a result, it comes with a striking hexagonal front grille and dynamic character line running along the flanks of the car, and a sporty rear end design.
According to the official press release, the 2014 Genesis is available in nine colours: Onyx Black, Marble White, Platinum Silver, Polished Metal, Urban Gray, Haze Blue, Vintage White, Tan Brown and Sand Opal. 2014 Genesis also incorporates new first-in-class technologies such as the new CO2 cabin sensor controls and safety features like the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).
Active safety is boosted by a Blind Spot Detection system with integrated Head-Up Display, working in conjunction with a Lane Departure Warning System and radar-controlled Advanced Smart Cruise Control. The 2014 Hyundai Genesis also marks the debut of the new HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system and new multi-link rear suspension.
Hyundai will offer plenty of engines for the Genesis. It will be available with a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine developing 157 PS and 224.2 lb-ft (303 Nm) of torque, a 3.3-liter V6 engine with 282 PS and 256 lb-ft (347 Nm) of torque, a 3.8-liter V6 with 315 PS and 383 lb-ft (397 Nm) of torque and the 5.0-liter V8 rate at 425 PS and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque.
All the engines are using an eight-speed automatic transmission and the base model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The 3.3-liter V6 pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds and to a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). The 3.8-liter V6 model hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds, while the 5.0-liter V8 hits the same speed in 5.4 seconds. Both models have the top speed electronically limited at 149 mph or 240 km/h.