Second-Generation 2018 Hyundai Genesis on its Way

2018 Hyundai Genesis review

Hyundai has decided to treat us with a new-generation 2018 Hyundai Genesis model. A luxury, rear-wheel drive car with a redesigned exterior which could rival any other car on the market. The car will also add a completely new interior which has superior comforts that are going to make this car one of the leading models in the segment.

When Hyundai decided to step into a more premium market, they needed to brace themselves and offer a much more lucrative offer. This is where the Genesis comes in. Even though the first model was a nice one they did not manage to give a good opposition to the brands like the BMW is. Thus this second-generation update makes a lot of sense. The given updates are made just in the right places so they make it the best car that it could be.

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The Genesis has already become its own sub-brand, but Hyundai is still offering it as its own vehicle. It would be interesting to see how this luxury car is going to fare with 400 horsepower under its belt with the given update. Since the release date is on its way and everybody has already seen the newest pictures it is time to treat ourselves with a review about this car.

When can we expect to see the Second-Generation 2018 Hyundai Genesis?

The new 2018 Hyundai Genesis car is under development and we are probably going to see it in the start of the 2018 model year. We were hoping to see it earlier but since there was not official showcasing scheduled so far we are under the opinion that a showcasing might arise during this year, while early next year we get the car available for sale.

What could the Price Be?

The price will be based on the type of the engine and setup for the 2018 Hyundai Genesis. As we have come to learn, there are going to be two different drivetrains powering this vehicle so they have already released three potential prices. The entry level RWD 2018 Genesis will be priced $38,000, the AWD one is $40,500 while the top-ranging model will go all the way up to $51,500.

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How does the Exterior Improve?

The second-generation 2018 Hyundai Genesis is planning to improve upon its looks by advancing with their Fluidic Sculpture design language. The car will thus be characterized by having curved swoops, an organic shape and rounded lines. This also allows the car to host a number of upscale cues which arise from the front and go all the way to the back of the car. Actually the majority of the exterior draws a lot of inspiration from its rivals which is not entirely a bad thing as it does make the car seem very much interesting.

There are going to be a variety of chrome details added which are going to depend on the trim as well. You can mostly find them on the grille, window surrounds and other parts of the outside of the car. A choice between the 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels is available. Also offered are 10 different color pallets with the Santiago Silver, Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Parisian Gray, Empire State Gray, Pamplona Red, Montecito Blue, Marrakesh Beige, Manhattan Brown, and Ibiza Blue offered.

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A Very Classy Looking Interior

The designers of the 2018 Hyundai Genesis have really given a lot of thought when it comes to the interior of the car. The redesign of the inside has been made to resemble the best that the segment can offer and they start with available spacing because the 2018 Genesis manages to provide 123 cubic-feet of interior volume with 107.7 cubic-feet of passenger volume and 15.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume.

But spacing is not the only thing which is new as the car will benefit from a lot of new features that are provided. We are treated to a reshaped steering wheel and simplified switchgear for easier operation. Heated, 12-way adjustable power seats with four-way lumbar support also make it on the inside. These also come with e front ventilation and heating for the rear bench.

The look of the cabin is amplified with the added double-stitching and standard leather upholstery which enhances the premier look. You can also opt for such materials like aluminum and matte-finished wood for the dash. Additionally, cabin noise is reduced to a minimum thanks to all the insulation and used material.

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Powertrain

A car competing in the segment like the 2018 Hyundai Genesis will need a suitable engine. It is not only necessary for a car of this kind to offer good comforts, it also needs to have the performance to back everything up. That is why we have a 3.8-liter V-6 or a stronger 5.0-liter V-8 to choose from. The entry level one is capable of making 311 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 293 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm, while the stringer eight-cylinder makes it to 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.

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Estimated 0-60 mph and Top Speed

The model will also have great acceleration and the 2018 Hyundai Genesis is tipped to perform a lot better and speed up much faster to 60 mph from 0. It will probably reach the 60 mph mark in an estimated 3.8 seconds while the top speed will be kept to 155 mph.

What Type of Fuel Economy can we expect from the 2018 Hyundai Genesis?

The fuel economy stats have already been released for the latest 2018 Hyundai Genesis. With the offered engines and the improvements that have been made to them we are also going to get some updates stats in terms of fuel consumption. The base engine improves with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, direct injection, iridium-tipped spark plugs, and  a variable-vane two-stage oil pump, which will amount to an EPA rating of 18 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined for the RWD and 6 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 19 mpg for AWD models. The stronger engine tops things to 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined.

Offered Dimensions

The newest 2018 Hyundai Genesis will not tamper with the dimensions so much so you can expect to get a similar size setup as the last time. These are going to amount to an overall length of 196.5 Inches, wheelbase 118.5 Inches, width 74.4 Inches and height 58.3 Inches.

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Safety Specifics

The newest 2018 Hyundai Genesis is tipped to provide some of the best safety ratings currently on the market. The previous cars were able to get a “Good” rating from the IIHS and also earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. It will also offer a great array of standard equipment like electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, traction control, nine airbags, four-wheel ABS, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, and a rear-view camera. Active safety specs include automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, automatic high/low beam headlights, parking assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The Rivals Might still get the Better of it

Even with all the swell updates given to the 2018 Hyundai Genesis, we are still not convinced how much of a contender in the segment the car can prove to be, but still it is hard to rival cars like the BMW 5 Series are the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan models. Time will tell if the new Hyundai Genesis is worth the spot in the segment.

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