2012 Hyundai Genesis Priced from $34,200
Stealing the start, South Korean manufacturer Hyundai is among the first to make a move and announced on Wednesday the pricing of the 2012 interpretation of the Genesis sedan. This year the revised model will sell from $34,200 (for the Genesis 3.8 version) and will bring with it a series of slight improvements.
Big changes to the face or performance of the model haven't been made, but this doesn't mean the version hasn't been tweaked a bit to give the impression of new. Hyundai will offer the Genesis with three engine choices, a 4.8l GDI V6, a 4.6l V8 ($44,500) and a 5.0l V8 ($46,500), all available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission (the first offered by a non-luxury branded manufacturer).
At the exterior, the model received a more aggressive front fascia with larger intake openings, LED accents on the headlights and daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, redesigned taillights and new dual asymmetrical exhaust tips.
The 2012 Genesis received a new entry to the range as well, the 5.0 R-Spec model, which comes with unique 19-inch machined-finish alloy wheels, optional Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position summer performance tires, and sport-tuned transmission, suspension and steering calibrations.
Two packages will be offered to go with the model, a Premium and a Technology one. The former consists of rearview camera, DVD navigation system with seven-inch touchscreen, XM NavTraffic, and 18-inch Hyper Silver split-spoke alloy wheels, while the latter Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), thin-film-transistor LCD gauge cluster readout and heated rear seats.