First impressions count, and the Genesis certainly makes a grand entrance with its chrome hexagonal grille, stylish alloy wheels and slim-type Daytime Running Lights leading the way. Open the driver’s door, and you know you’re stepping into a special car when its Logo Puddle Lamp projects the distinctive Genesis badge onto the pavement, as a virtual welcome mat.
There’s no need to search for your key in your pockets or bag because the proximity smart key lets you unlock and lock your Genesis without having to take it out. And once you’re inside the car, you can start and stop the engine with the simple push of a button.
Integrated into the sleek Genesis chassis is a twin-panel panoramic glass roof, giving dramatic, new perspectives of our city skylines and breath-taking countryside as they rush by. At the touch of a button you can even open the front roof panel for a sportier driving experience.
Can’t get the key out of your pocket because your hands are full? No problem. The hands-free smart trunk opens automatically when you stand within a few feet of the rear of the Genesis. And, if any of the doors have been left partially open, don’t worry; Power Door Latches will close them automatically.
GENESIS EXTERIOR COLOURS
HEAD-UP DISPLAY (HUD)
The HUD system cleverly allows you to stay looking at the road ahead by projecting key driving information onto the windscreen. As well as showing information like speed and what radio station you're listening to, the HUD system it will also project alerts, such as a Lane Departure Warning or Blind Spot Detection.
Keep right up-to-date with the performance of the Genesis thanks to its large 7” liquid crystal display, which delivers information and messages in the form of colour images and sounds. Bright and easy-to-read, the Supervision Cluster has soft, cool blue lighting which is easy on your eyes.
Soft leather seats hug the driver and passengers, with ergonomically-designed front seats fitted with electrically adjustable side supports and four-way lumbar support.
INTEGRATED MEMORY SYSTEM
If more than one person is going to drive the Genesis, the IMS stores two preferred seating, steering column, head up display and outside mirror settings for different drivers. That means you can make a swift getaway with everything just how you like it at the simple press of a button.
Make your journey even easier by inputting your destination into the inbuilt satellite navigation system. It’s loaded with HERE MAPS of New Zealand’s streets, and incorporates up-to-the minute SUNA™ GPS live traffic updates, which enable the system to divert you around any congestion.
Now your journey’s underway, it’s time to enjoy the 17-speaker Lexicon® audio system, one of the world’s most advanced automotive sound systems. It features LOGIC7® surround sound, which produces a pristine listening experience from high-output speakers and amplifiers which are carefully placed to provide optimum performance for every seat.
VENTILATED & HEATED SEATS
Genesis has three-zone independent climate control. Seat temperatures can be separately adjusted for the driver seat, passenger and rear seats. As well as this, the driver seat and passenger seat can have different seat back and cushion ventilation settings - perfect for keeping everyone happy.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
To prove that the Genesis has your comfort at heart, on a chilly day you can warm your hands at the touch of a button, thanks to its heated steering wheel.
Plenty of space for you to store your belongings in the centre console with a retractable cover making accessibility easy.
The steering wheel-mounted controls let you manage your music, phone calls and cruise control without taking your hands off the wheel.
8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The 8-speed SHIFTRONIC® automatic transmission with paddle shifters is right at home on New Zealand’s varied roads.
PETROL 3.8 LITRE ENGINE
A whopping 3.8 litre GDi V6 petrol engine produces 232kW / 6000 rpm and 397Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. The Genesis boasts great power but it's also surprisingly frugal, with fuel figures achieving a combined total of 11.2 litres per 100km.
AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB)
If you’re travelling under 80 km/h the Hyundai Genesis uses the same sensory system from its smart cruise control to detect imminent collisions, and will automatically initiate full braking of the vehicle.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
ESC is designed to prevent the car from skidding when cornering. It checks where you are steering compared to where the vehicle is actually going. If needed, it can apply the brakes to individual wheels as well as adapt engine power to maintain stability and control.
HIGHEST EVER 5-STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATING
The Genesis has achieved the highest ever score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
AROUND VIEW MONITORING (AVM)
Around View Monitoring uses a series of strategically-placed external ultra wide-angle cameras to provide the driver with a real time overhead view of the car.
Should a collision occur, it’s good to know that you and your passengers have the best possible protection. The Genesis has a roll-over sensor as well as nine airbags - including one for the driver’s knees - which protect occupants from multiple angles.
BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD)
Traditional side and rear view mirrors don’t give the full picture of what's going on behind your car. But thanks to BSD, when the system detects traffic in blind spots, it provides illuminated warnings on the side mirror and head up display. The system also gives an audible alert if the indicator is used and another vehicle is in your blind spot.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM (LDWS)
On long drives, it’s easy to lose concentration. If the Genesis slowly veers off line above 60 km/h, LDWS will detect any lane departure which isn’t accompanied with the indicator, and alert the driver through the head-up display unit and vibrations through the steering wheel.
SMART CRUISE CONTROL (SCC)
Using a radar, the SCC system monitors vehicles ahead of you and adjusts the pre-set speed to match the vehicle you're following.