Hyundai Releases Pricing Info on Genesis Lux Sedan
The rear wheel-drive Genesis sedan is Hyundai's first foray into the luxury car market. We brought you in-person pictures back in March at the NY Auto Show. Now, Hyundai has released the pricing info. For $33k you can get yourself a V6 model with a very healthy 290 horses and six speed autobox packing the usual luxury toys like dual climate control and heated leather seats (ahem, BMW, leatherette). Jumping to the big boy 4.6-liter V8 will cost you another $5k. In addition to the 375 horsepower monster up front, you get a better six speed autobox (ZF this time around), "ultra-premium" leather seats, leather all over the dash, a higher end sound system, and more useless but marketing-necessary toys. Three ways to look at these prices: first, the V6 model is right on point with cars like the Infiniti G35, although you can guarantee they will drive 100 percent differently. And we can't leave out the $32k completely unluxury Pontiac G8 GT. Alternatively, consider the value of the Genesis over a BMW 5-Series, whose 230 hp 528i starts at over $44k. Finally, just for kicks, let's look at things in historical perspective: in 1990, the Lexus LS400 had a sticker of $35k.
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