We are getting ready to receive a new 2017 Hyundai Genesis model which is scheduled to come out by the end of the year. The Korean automaker has made a name for itself as being able to produce cheap yet quality vehicle, and among the many they have produced the Genesis and the 2017 Hyundai Equus model stand out. The Genesis is the first one which is getting an update and which will be offered first to us in the later part of this year.
The Korean automaker has for a while been testing its luxury segment and has finally decided to enter it once again with the Genesis being its first draft pick and the lottery ticket to get in a big way here. The segment will most certainly benefit from it and Hyundai has been shaping its car in a great manner.
The model is going to aim at the same segment that Infiniti Q80 and Lexus RX models are already familiar with, so it seems that it is hard to get into contention immediately. But we actually see the 2017 Hyundai Genesis as being able to pull this out very quickly as it is a fair vehicle. The model is going to be labeled as G90 in North America while the Korean crowd may know it as Genesis EQ900.
They are already shaping this model as being the flagship of its brand and as it has already been released in Korea last December, we are waiting for its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this year. This is going to be the introduction to the North American market but the actual release date comes a little bit later.
Get your first glimpse at the car before this showcasing right here as you can read the review and study the pictures as well.
For the exterior of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis, the manufacturers are introducing a type of a style called “Athletic Elegance.”This is all thanks to the newly-founded Prestige Design Division which plans to expand its design to other brands in the Hyundai lineup. This makes the 2017 Genesis very athletic looking and sporty, which is a far cry from the Equus model. In a sense it is perhaps too sporty for a vehicle this size. The front end has a new crisp Genesis grille which adds daytime running lights used form before, but everything else is actually new.
The LED head lights are set to extend into the fenders as they combine well with the chrome inserts and the muscular bumper which has a wing-type badge placed above the grille. The hood has the Genesis lines that the previous car had and it all combines well with the entire setup of the car. The profile is pretty interesting as it has tall shoulder lines, large wheels, muscular rear haunches and a large glass area for the rear doors. All of this makes the car as big as a Bentley but keeps the Hyundai Genesis 2017 as sporty and elegant as it needs to be.
The interior of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis has a similar style as the outside of the car does. It manages to combine luxury and style in a great sense and brings us many new details that this model adopts. The cabin has updated materials, an overall redesigned cabin, an elegant color palette and some human-centered ergonomics. The cabin is actually much more modern and not just compared to other vehicle in the Hyundai lineup but also compared to the Mercedes Benz S-Class in some ways. Thus the inside combines Italian and Nappa leather, contrast stitching, real wood trim, and some polished aluminum inserts. Generally speaking, the cabin is plush and entertaining and feels like a very suitable place to spend your time in.
The seats include a 22-way power adjustment for the driver and 4-way setting for the passengers ones. The seats also have a Smart Posture Caring system which helps you align the head-up display, steering wheel, position of the seats, even the side mirrors and get an optimal position for you and your driving. A 12.3-inch touchscreen is just the start of the high-end tech system that is added here and also adds a 360-degree monitor and a new parking camera as well. This is possible the most advanced vehicle when it comes to technology which you will be able to appreciate even more once the release date passes.
There are going to be two gasoline engines utilized under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis model. The base version is the 3.3-liter V-6 rated which makes a performance of 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, while the second is the 5.0-liter V-8 with an output of 20 horses and 383 pound-feet of torque. As this is going to be the second generation of the model we are also going to combine the powertrain with eth eight-speed automatic transmission with reduced clutch-disc drag. It also comes with 18 pounds lighter less than before and makes the specs of the vehicle overall better.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.5 in. (118.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 4.5 in. (196.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.4 in. (74.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 107.7 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,3 ft³
Curb weight: 4138 lbs
Top Speed: 150 mph
0-60: 5,9 sec
MPG: 19/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Manhattan Brown, Montecito Blue, Pamplona Red, Parisian Gray and Santiago Silve
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Release date and price
Now when you know all the specs and news about the 2017 Hyundai Genesis time to get to the numbers. It is going to cost you $61,500 in order to own one of this vehicles. The price is perfectly sound and goes well with the offer that we had in front of us. The model is going to be available by next year. In fact the car is already released in its home country and will take it by the end of the year to cross to pond, leaving the release date by the end of this year.