The Second Coming of Genesis

The Second Coming of Genesis

Hyundai Genesis 5.0 (2015)40274_1_1

In 2009 Hyundai introduced their first upscale model, the Genesis. This full sized budget-luxury sedan was met with equal parts fanfare and pundits. As it turned out, Hyundai was right and this first generation luxury sedan brought credible success to this new sub-brand for the Korean manufacturer. We had the opportunity to drive several versions of the original Genesis sedan and we liked it, yet it lacked aplomb in its driving behavior. Six model years went by and Hyundai worked hard to redesign the Genesis which is now available as a 2015 model with two engine sizes, the 311 V6 or the high power buttery-smooth 420 HP V8. We drove the larger engine version for one week and came away quite impressed with the latest Genesis. Read more

Let’s Think out of the Box – Hyundai Veloster Turbo (2013)

Let’s Think out of the Box – Hyundai Veloster Turbo (2013)

Sometimes, out of the box designs fall flat on the floor, but with the all-new Hyundai Veloster Turbo this is clearly not the case. You have to give credit not only to the design team, but also the project managers that gave the thumbs up to such a distinctive looking car. Three doors, staggered B pillars and a distinctive rear glass area, all add to the uniqueness of the Veloster’s design. Read more