November 26th, 2013
Managing Editor - CheersandGears.com
It is a couple of days before the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and most of the northern and eastern parts of the country are bracing for a major snow storm to hit. In spite of the pending holiday and the forecast of 4" of snow in Pittsburgh, it is still a work day for Hyundai engineers. A reader spotted this 2015 Hyundai Genesis stopping for a lunch break in downtown Pittsburgh on the same day Hyundai unveiled the details and pictures for the Korean marketplace.
Based on the Hyundai HCD-14 Concept we saw in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai is wasting no time bringing this to market.
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While the Korean market Genesis offers a selection of 4 engines, buyers in the US will likely continue to choose between mildly revised versions of the familiar 3.8 litre V6 and the 5.0 litre V8. Both engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions pushing power to the rear wheels or through a new all-wheel-drive system Hyundai has dubbed HTrac.
As one expects with the redesign of a high end luxury sedan, the Korean market Genesis comes with a host of new safety features and technology including: higher use of high-strength steel, emergency steering support, blind spot detection, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, haptic steering warning system, and parking assist. We can expect most, if not all of those features to make it to the U.S. market model.
The American debut will likely be in January at the Detroit Auto Show. In the meantime Hyundai Engineers, have a Happy Thanksgiving playing in the snow!
Hat Tip to Eric