Very light revisions have been done on the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan. In fact, the most significant change to this model is the discontinuation of its 4.6-liter V8 engine. The 3.8-liter V6 base model will continue to be priced at $35,075, which include destination charges. Meanwhile, the 5.0-liter V8 R-Spec model is more expensive by $300 to reach $47,675.
The modifications for the new model year include an updated navigation system with multimedia controller and driver information system. On the other hand, the Technology Package features Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics service with the Ultimate Navigation system. Buyers will then be able to decide easier when making the choice between the 333-hp V6 or the 429-hp V8 model since the 4.6-liter V8 has been phased out already.
Hyundai offers two packages for owners of the Genesis sedan. These are the Premium Package and Technology Package (which is added on top of the Premium Package). The Technology Package is attached to the R-Spec model as standard. Those who want a fully-loaded V6 model could expect to spend $44,175.
2012 model of the Hyundai Genesis has a better-looking exterior as defined by its enhanced front grille and larger air intakes on its more assertive front fascia. In addition, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis is gifted with redesigned headlights that now feature LED accents and daytime running lights (DRLs). The sides of the new Hyundai Genesis are marked by refined rocker panels as well as new 17-inch alloy wheels.
Furthermore, power-folding and puddle lamp functions have been integrated into the side mirrors. The side window surrounds are now finished in brushed aluminum. On the rear end, the new Hyundai Genesis features redesigned rear lights as complemented by a new bumper fascia with new dual asymmetrical exhaust tips.
Just like the previous model, the latest iteration of the Hyundai Genesis is laden with world-class active and passive safety features – all of which could prevent accidents while keeping its occupants safe in case of an accident. As expected, the new Hyundai Genesis is fitted – as standard – with eight airbags, electronic active head restraints and the highly advanced Electronic Stability Control (ESC). In case of doubts over the worthiness of these safety elements, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has already confirmed that the vehicle’s active front head restraints could help prevent whiplash.
In addition, all models of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis now feature new daytime running lamps as standard. Likewise, the 3.8 Technology package, 4.6 and 5.0 R-Spec models of the Genesis are now offering the newly developed Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).