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The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Makeover

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis has received quite a few changes in addition to the newest trim package – the V8 5.0 liter model. There is more horsepower than the base V6 model and the 8 speed automatic transmission gearbox has now became standard. Tires are also improved offering low-rolling resistance.

Hyundai Genesis 2012 Model Changes

One of the best parts of the 2012 Genesis is the fact that the engines are much more aggressive and powerful than the 2011 model. The 3.8 now features a V6 direct injection model that produces an impressive 333 hp. The manual shift control that is available might be useful for those that do not like the included 8 speed automatic transmission box. Fuel consumption in this case is around 22 miles per gallon.

Hyundai Genesis 2012The 4.6 2012 Hyundai Genesis has 378 hp offered by the V8 4.6L engine. Its fuel economy is around 20 miles per gallon and when you use premium gas, the torque will increase from 324 to 333. You might also want to take a look at the 5.0 and the 5.0 R-Spec, which feature V8 5.0 L direct injection engines, capable of producing 429 hp.

With a car in this sector, you can definitely expect a lot of safety features. Hyundai does not disappoint providing various standard features that are beyond acceptable. This includes: brake assist, stability control, rear side airbags, front side airbags, antilock brakes, front airbags, traction control and a few more.

If you want even more out of the models, you have the option of an upgradeable lane departure warning system, parking sensors and the rearview camera. They are standard in the 5.8 R-Spec and 4.6 but not in the 3.8. You will be happy to learn that all the models received maximum safety ratings for many of the different crash and inspection tests.

Interior and Special Features

The interior of the vehicle is a very crucial aspect to the car as it has quickly become one of the biggest selling points to all cars in this segment. Not only do people love spacious, luxurious interiors; but they also enjoy long comfortable drives. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis manages to deliver not only in comfort, but in luxury as well. In fact, the design is even more attractive than the 2011 model – which is saying a lot. It is also true that there is a Lexus-like appearance that might bother a few people but this is only in some parts of the car.

The controls are very well laid out and you will surely appreciate the fact that you can get the 17 speaker Lexicon audio sound system, which is the the top of the line in the market today. Seating is very comfortable with both front seats feeling great on long trips.

Rear seats are also comfortable and they have optional upgradeable heaters on them as well. Another great feature about this particular model is that even the rear passengers will have tons of legroom thanks to the upgraded cargo room. More about the interior of vehicle, here.

2012 Genesis Final Thoughts

Hyundai listened to their critics from previous years and targeted specific areas that customers said they needed to improve on. They definitely paid good attention to what people were saying and addressed many of the issues phenomenally. One major criticized aspect from last year’s model was that the passenger seats were uncomfortable. This was the first thing the engineers changed on the 2012 Hyundai Genesis, giving you a much softer, smoother ride.