Hyundai Genesis

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The Hyundai Genesis (Korean: ?? ????) is a rear-wheel drive, full-size[1] car introduced initially as a concept car in the 2007 New York International Auto Show.

Hyundai has introduced the vehicle worldwide, known internally as the BH model, and will initially market the Genesis as a “premium sports sedan,”[2] in one body style with three possible engines. The Genesis will at least not initially be introduced to Europe. A coupe version was introduced at the 2008 New York International Auto Show and will join the sedan at a later date.

Hyundai targets 55,000 sales of the Genesis in 2008 (35,000 in Korea and another 20,000 overseas) and 45,000 in 2009,[3] with sales goals of 50,000 per year in the United States.[4] According to the Hyundai Chairman and CEO Chung Mong-koo, the Genesis is Hyundai’s first entry into the European dominated luxury arena.[3]

According to Hyundai Vice Chairman Kim Dong-jin, the name Genesis is a reflection that the vehicle is the first of many premium cars the company will introduce.[3] Edmunds.com gave the car 9.5 out of 10 points, stating that it features a cabin comparable to a top-of-the-line Lexus, but pointed to lacking “brand cachet” as the main problem.[5] The Hyundai Genesis was named the 2009 North American Car of the Year.[6]

Introduced in March, 2007 as the “Concept Genesis”, the sedan was designed by Hyundai as a “progressive interpretation of the modern rear-wheel drive sports sedan”[7]. Hyundai conceived the idea for the Genesis in 2003. The body design took three years and the total cost of the program was $500 million over a development period of 23 months. Reliability testing ran for 800,000 miles.[8]

Hyundai reportedly benchmarked the BMW 5-Series sedan during the Genesis’ development; their press release indicates the Genesis body-in-white exceeds the BMW in torsional rigidity by 14%.[9] The production Genesis sedan received a five-star crash rating in every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.[10]