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 |  Oct 21 2014, 1:15 PM

Toca Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Hyundai’s already powerful Genesis sedan is a blank canvas for tuners to alter however they wish. And with SEMA just around the bend you can bet this car will be well represented at the Vegas event, in fact one company has already boosted it to the brink of insanity.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 11:33 AM

Hyundai Genesis Brakes

GM may be driving away with all of the recall headlines these days but they’re not the only automaker with issues. Hyundai has to pay a penalty for not reporting and carrying out a call-back of its Genesis.

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 |  Jul 07 2014, 6:00 AM

Rallying for a Cause

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Rally North America (RNA) is quickly becoming one of the premiere charity road rally organizations in the country. Now in the organization’s fifth year of existence, the 2014 Rally US 50 is set to begin today as 80 cars line up at the starting line in Martinsburg, W.Va. For the next five days, 160 people will be driving roughly 2,000 miles crisscrossing the back roads of America, arriving in Pueblo, Colo. on July 11.
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 |  Jul 01 2014, 2:04 PM

2015-hyundai-genesis

There’s a lot to like about the 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan, but this might be its coolest feature yet.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 11:42 AM

Kia's Gangnam-Style Luxury Car


2014 Kia K900 Five-Point Inspection

Kia is a brand that’s going places. Just a few years ago their cars were the equivalent of latex gloves; you’d use them once and throw ‘em away. But now the South Korean company is building some truly impressive, even class-leading products.

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 |  Jun 22 2014, 1:15 PM

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Luxury sedan shoppers were all over AutoGuide.com‘s YouTube channel this past week.

Our most watched video from June 8 to June 15 is a comparison of the 2014 Cadillac CTS and the 2015 Hyundai Genesis while our review of the Mercedes-Benz S550 garnered plenty of views as well. Lastly, German sports car lovers indulged in our comparison video pitting the Porsche 911 Turbo against the Audi R8 V10 Plus.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to AutoGuide.com’s YouTube channel here.

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 |  Jun 15 2014, 1:07 PM

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American muscle car enthusiasts rejoice, there’s a new king in town.

This past week, AutoGuide.com put the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 in the test and came away impressed. Our readers were also interested to see how the new Z/28 performed, making it the most watched video of the week while our comparison of the Cadillac CTS and 2015 Hyundai Genesis continued to garner plenty of views.

Lastly, remaining popular for another week is our video of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 getting put to the test on the track.

Watch the videos below and subscribe to AutoGuide.com’s YouTube channel here.

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 |  Apr 11 2014, 12:32 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 43


Ask AutoGuide No. 43

The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress.

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 |  Feb 08 2014, 12:01 PM

2015 hyundai genesis lotus nurburgring

There’s a lot to like about the new Hyundai Genesis sedan, but did you know British automaker Lotus helped tune its chassis and suspension?

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 |  Jan 17 2014, 8:45 AM

2015 hyundai genesis htrac awd

There was something missing when Hyundai unveiled its second-generation Genesis sedan earlier this week in Detroit. 

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 5:10 PM

Hyundai-Genesis-Sedan-NHTSA-Brakes-Main-ArtHyundai’s Genesis Sedan is being probed for potential brake problems. Some 40,000 cars are under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s microscope.

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 |  Sep 23 2013, 1:20 PM

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Hyundai and Bisimoto are partnering up yet again for this year’s SEMA Show, bringing a 1,000-hp Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Las Vegas.

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 |  Aug 12 2013, 8:32 AM

2014-hyundai-equus

Now that the 2014 Hyundai Equus has been released with its updates, the Korean automaker will begin rolling out more changes to the rest of its model lineup.

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 |  Mar 25 2013, 5:32 PM

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As Hyundai prepares to launch the second generation of its more upscale models, the Korean automaker has hired premium product operations managers to oversee the sales, marketing and retail strategies for the Genesis sedan, Genesis Coupe and Equus.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 2:06 PM

The all-new 2014 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan was just spied testing in Northern Sweden.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 5:32 PM

Hyundai’s current Genesis coupe range is one answer to the muscle car question, but is it the right one?

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 7:02 PM

 

Despite dealing with its mpg scandal, Hyundai set a new record this year for annual U.S. sales. 

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 4:15 PM

Hyundai is preparing the next generation of its Genesis Sedan, and our spy photographers just snapped some photos of the Korean luxury machine taking a test drive.

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 |  Oct 26 2012, 6:15 PM

There’s a lot going on at Hyundai-Kia these days, especially in powertrain engineering. Never wanting to be behind the competition, the collaborative South Korean automakers have confirmed that they’re developing a new turbocharged V6.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 10:04 AM

Fast and fun to drive, the number one complaint with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is its vague manual transmission. Looking to solve that, Hyundai is rumored to be testing a new unit that incorporates rev-matching technology.

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 |  Oct 01 2012, 12:40 PM

Cosworth’s own Hyundai Genesis Coupe boasting 389-hp and 325 lb-ft of torque will join the ARK Performance Genesis Coupe at this year’s 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 4:02 PM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


This week, AutoGuide’s Five-Point Inspection takes a look at the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track. Using direct injection for the first time, the 3.8-liter V6 manages to squeeze out 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 6:49 PM

Much can be said about Hyundai’s meteoric rise from being a bargain bin brand to one with respectable luxury and sport models, but there wasn’t much of a chance that those words would come from someone in a snowy climate.

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 |  Feb 06 2012, 7:37 AM

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Despite previous reports to the contrary, Hyundai is reportedly still considering launching a premium sub-brand.

The plan would be to branch-off the Genesis name plate into its own marque, creating a mental gap between disparate products, that range from the $12,545 sub-compact Accent, all the way to the $59,000 Equus.

This latest rumbling is more than a rumor too, with the source being none other than Hyundai Motor America sales boss Dave Zuchowski. According to Zuchowski; “There’s a conversation going on within the company that says, ‘Does having the Hyundai badge on the premium vehicles sell more vehicles, or does it restrict us from selling more vehicles?

While no decision has yet been made, the plan would be to branch off the rear-drive models, including the Genesis Sedan, Genesis Coupe and Equus, removing the “H” badge from the cars and swapping out their current names for alphanumeric designations. The proposal, however, does not go as far as a new dealer network, with the cars continuing to be sold within the current dealership structure.

If Hyundai does move ahead with the plan, it could be implemented as early as late next year, when the first of the second-generation Genesis models arrive.

[Source: Automotive News]