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2013 Hyundai Genesis Sees Some Changes

Hyundai Genesis

William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
August 15, 2012

The Hyundai Genesis went through a mid-cycle refresh last year which brought forth a new 5.0L V8, R-Spec package, and other items. However, we've learned from Hyundai that 2013 will bring more changes to the Genesis sedan.

Starting off with powertrains, the 4.6L Tau V8 which was the Genesis' only V8 engine until last year will be dropped. Also saying farewell is the standard 5.0L V8 model, meaning you want the V8, you'll need to step up to the R-Spec model. All other Genesis sedans will use the 3.8L V6.

Hyundai is also upgrading the Genesis' interior tech by including its Blue Link suite of telematics services and adding an eight-inch display to the center stack with a new controller in the console to move around the system. Hyundai says the new system is more intuitive and uses a 64 GB solid state drive.

Source: Hyundai

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Is it still best EVAR SMK?
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Impressive list and yet I still feel that this car is just another Chevy competitor trying to say they have luxury.

It is hard to describe, but looking at the car and reading the spec sheet, this is the first car that just leaves me with a vague blaw feeling.
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I can see Hyundai focusing efforts on one V8, but just the R-spec? Is that wise?
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the exterior is still stodgy and dated, not that the interior is all that great either.
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The other thing one must ask is are they trying to cause a law suite with the R-spec? Is it nissan who has this same term for their performance auto's
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