While we’ve already tested Hyundai’s all-new, second-generation Genesis Sedan in its home market, the Korean brand unveiled the American-spec luxury car to the sleep-deprived journalists of Detroit.
The big sedan isn’t wildly different from its KDM counterpart, boasting the same pair of engines that have done so well in the first-generation car. The 5.0-liter V8 still produces 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.8-liter V6 returns 333 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the current cars, the standard eight-speed automatic can send power to all four wheels, if so optioned. Rear drive remains standard.
The big piece of news surrounding the new Genesis is that Hyundai is aiming to keep the luxury sedan’s starting price below $40,000. We knew official pricing hadn’t been released, but according to a report from Automotive News, the company is confident the entry level models should remain quite reasonably priced.
We’ve been trolling the floors of Cobo Hall in Detroit, and have a range of images direct from the Genny Sedan’s unveiling. Take a peak at those at the top of the page, and then scroll down for the press blast from Hyundai and our images from the Korean drive event.
2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan can be yours for under $40K [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.