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    Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Hyundai Motor America has announced prices for its new flagship, the all-new Genesis sports sedan, starting at $33,000 for a well-equipped 290-horsepower V6 and $38,000 for the 375-horsepower V8 model.

    “When we first showed the production Genesis earlier this year, we committed to deliver the interior package of flagship European luxury sedans, world-class driving dynamics, and pricing comparable to entry-level premium brand vehicles,” said John Krafcik, vice president, product development and strategic planning, Hyundai Motor America “Today, we’re delivering on a key part of that commitment, with a very well-equipped Genesis sedan priced below the most basic Infiniti G35 or BMW 3-Series.”

    While Genesis will compete for customers with cars like Lexus ES, Chrysler 300 and Cadillac CTS, Genesis’ performance capabilities and luxury features are comparable to sedans costing tens of thousands of dollars more. With base prices of $33,000 for a well-equipped 3.8-liter V6, and $38,000 for a 4.6-liter V8, Genesis makes a premium driving experience accessible to a wide range of customers. Genesis goes on sale at Hyundai dealerships in July, delivering the kind of value equation American car buyers have come to expect from Hyundai.

    Genesis is built on Hyundai’s all-new, performance-driven rear-wheel-drive architecture, with an advanced five-link suspension at all four corners. It offers two powertrains, the 290-horsepower Lambda 3.8-liter V6 engine mated to an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission, and Hyundai’s all-new Tau 4.6-liter V8 engine mated to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. Both deliver outstanding fuel economy. The Tau produces 375 horsepower using premium fuel and 368 horsepower using regular unleaded, leading all competitors in specific output
    (horsepower per liter), while also outperforming all V8 performance sedans with a projected fuel economy estimate of 17 city/25 highway. Genesis 3.8 achieves EPA fuel economy estimates of 18 city/27 highway, which outperforms the V6 engines in many smaller, mid-size cars (e.g., Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion) on the highway. With technology rivaling more expensive luxury sedans, Genesis showcases features such as XM NavTraffic, Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS), Lexicon® audio systems and electronic active head restraints.

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Hyundai have always been about 1-2 generations behind the major Japanese makers, does this mean they've finally "arrived"?

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    With the Sonata, they are very close to the Japanese in terms of reliability, fit & finish.

    So I'm not surprised that they're aiming even higher with the Genesis.

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    With the Sonata, they are very close to the Japanese in terms of reliability, fit & finish.
    But how is it for NVH, ride, handling, engine smoothness, and overall driveability?

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    With the Sonata, they are very close to the Japanese in terms of reliability, fit & finish.
    But how is it for NVH, ride, handling, engine smoothness, and overall driveability?
    Haven't driven one yet - but the mere fact that they are building RWD/V-8 sedans and coupes shows how far they have come in 20 years.

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    You haven't driven a Sonata?

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    You haven't driven a Sonata?
    Thought you were asking about the new Genesis sedan/coupe...

    As for the current lineup, as Chip says, very impressive cars. They offer quality and features comparable to or better than the mainline Jap stuff. I'd buy one over an over-priced and over-rated Toyota any day....

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Yup. If you look at where they were 20 years ago with the Excel, the Hyundai Sonata is almost infinitely better.

    My only complaint is with the seats -- not enough lateral support. But that's just me.

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    Re: Hyundai announces pricing on 2009 Genesis sedan - first V-8 Hyundai!

    Is this where I pop up and say "I LOVE MY SONATA?" I've heard rumors they might put in a third production line here.

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