Hyundai has announced the 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan for the U.S. market. The updated model will reach the showrooms in November. The base trim level now costs US$38,750 (ex. US$950 destination charge). This cost makes the basetrim level costlier by US$750 from previous model year.
There are no noticeable visual changes. The only visual revisions that the new model has received on the outside is the addition of High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and LED DRLs as standard fitment. The other change is limited to the 3.8 model – optionally available LED fog lights.
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis range consists of three trim levels. The base one is the 3.8 RWD, the mid-level is the 3.8 AWD and the top-end is the 5.0 RWD. The flagship 5.0 model will now come fully equipped with the Ultimate trim package as standard. This has resulted in the cost going up by US$2,350 over the 2015 model. The features that are available due to this price increase are head up display, continuous damping control suspension, Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 surround audio system with 17 speakers, DIS navigation system with 9.2-inch HD display, dual-mode HVAC with CO2 sensor and power trunk lid.
Two engine options are available and both are gasoline ones. The first is a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that produces 311 hp and 293 lb.-ft. (397 Nm) of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The second is a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft. (518 Nm) of torque, also coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The complete price for all three models is listed below, with further details available in the press release below that.
|2016 Hyundai Genesis||Engine||MSRP|
|Genesis 3.8 RWD||3.8L V6||$38,750|
|Genesis 3.8 AWD||3.8L V6||$41,250|
|Genesis 5.0 RWD||5.0L V8||$53,850|