View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hyundai Woos Emirati Drivers with New Genesis Car

Hyundai has recently launched in the UAE its Genesis luxury sedan in an event at Madinat Jumeirah.

Coming with a price tag of $30,000 (in the US), the Genesis is intended to challenge the Mercedes E-Class, the BMW 5-series and the Lexus GS as engineering benchmarks.

The Genesis will be available with three engines, including two V6 engines and a new V8. The 3.3-litre V6 produces 264 hp and 316 Nm. The 3.8-litre V6 produces 290 hp and 358 Nm. The 4.6-litre V8 is good for 368 hp and 429 Nm, good for a 0-100 kph time of around six seconds.

All three engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic.

The spacious interior seems to use upscale materials extensively, and should match well with its intended competition.

Information and photos are courtesy of Drive Arabia.

Dr Geoff Pound

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