2014 2nd gen DH Hyundai Genesis revealed: sharper, sexier than before

After teasing us with sketches and spy shots, Hyundai has finally unveiled the second generation Genesis luxury rear-wheel drive sedan.


In addition to a sharper, more striking body, the second generation Genesis also features a new optional all-wheel drive system (branded H-Trac) and a multi-link rear suspension system. Under the hood there’s a choice of four V6 and V8 petrol engines hooked up exclusively to an 8-speed automatic transmission; see our handy table below for all performance and power details.

Tech available in the second generation Genesis sedan includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring with head-up display, rear cross traffic alert, surround view camera system, automatic emergency braking, emergency steering assistance, in-cabin CO2 sensor, bi-xenon headlights (curiously there’s no mention of LED headlights at all), full LED tail-lights, LED driving lights and indicators, kick-to-open boot, and automated parking.

The entertainment system has been upgraded with a high resolution 9.2-inch navigation and audio display. In addition to touchscreen controls, the entertainment and nav system can also be controlled via an Audi MMI-style knob and dial setup.

Hyundai Australia maintains that the second-gen Genesis sedan is under review for Australia, but that the next-gen Genesis coupe is locked in for local sale. The new Genesis sedan is available for pre-order now in Korea.

Dimensions

Length: 4,990mm (+4mm)
Width: 1,890mm (no change)
Height: 1,480mm (+5mm)
Wheelbase: 3,010mm (+75mm)
Boot space: 433L (SAE); 493L (VDA)

Engines, performance

3L V6 3.3L V6 3.8L V6 5L V8
Power 189kW 207kW 232kW 313kW
Torque 304Nm 347Nm 397Nm 520Nm
0-100km/h 8.6s 7.2s 6.5s 5.4s
Top speed 230km/h 240km/h 240km/h 240km/h

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]