2009 Hyundai Genesis: Premium, Sport and Hyundai in the Same Breath

By KBB.com Editors on January 29, 2008 12:54 PM
Introduced as a "premium sports sedan," Hyundai's new flagship was developed with an eye on established nameplates like the BMW 5 Series, according to the automaker. While the Genesis' expected starting price of around $30,000 will put it in direct competition with cars like the Chrysler 300 and upcoming Pontiac G8, on paper it indeed warrants comparison with some of the world's best sport sedans. Hyundai's first rear-wheel-drive car will also offer the automaker's first V8- one good for an estimated 375 horsepower - plus premium-only features like a leather-wrapped dash and smart cruise control.