Re: Hyundai genesises sot at oakland university
It looks very good for a Hyundai until you see the front end. That grill is very strange-looking. Hyundai must be proud of it considering how they have priced it. I think you can get a V8-powered G8 for around the same money as a V6 version of a Genesis.
When Hyundai announced the Genesis in January, the plan was for a base price under $30,000 and a base 3.3 liter engine with a six speed automatic making 264 horsepower. I was expecting a $29,000 starting price for a vehicle just as fast as the G8 V6 in a straight line, a little less agile in the curves, and better on gas.
Instead, the base engine is a 290 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 for $32,000 and the V8 ( which naturally comes with many optional features on the V6 trim as standard ) is $38,000.
A loaded Genesis offers a decent set of luxury features that you can't get in the G8 plus a slightly bigger cabin and more or less equal trunk. But at the bottom end, I think a lot of people might prefer a G8 V6 or G8 GT to a Genesis V6.