The 2012 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec model will be powered by a new Tau V8 engine producing 429 horsepower and 376 lb. ft. of torque. This new Tau V8 represents the most powerful Hyundai engine ever, with a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its premium luxury competitors.
The Tau 5.0-liter V8 is coupled with a new in-house eight-speed transmission. This new Hyundai-developed transmission enhances acceleration, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency. This new eight-speed transmission is the first offered by a non-luxury branded manufacturer.
The Genesis’ Lambda V6 engine will have new direct injection technology and will also be paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
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In addition to powertrain enhancements for 2012 models, the Genesis will feature more aggressive styling and more standard features. With these upgrades, the premier Jacksonville Hyundai dealer is excited to present car shoppers the new, even more luxurious Genesis.
For the entire Genesis lineup, Hyundai’s design team has sought to make a great Genesis exterior design even better for 2012. For the front view, the front grille has been enhanced, a more aggressive front fascia with larger intake openings was developed and the headlights have been redesigned, adding LED accents and daytime running lights (DRLs). From the side view, the standard 17-inch alloy wheel design has been freshened and the rocker panels have been refined. In addition, the mirrors now incorporate power-folding and puddle lamp functions, while the side window surround now receives a decidedly sporty brushed aluminum finish. From the rear view, the taillights have been redesigned and new dual asymmetrical exhaust tips are more cleanly integrated with a new bumper fascia.
Genesis R-Spec models will offer unique headlights with dark chrome inserts for a more distinctive front appearance. An R-Spec trim designation badge has been added to the rear deck and black R-Spec embroidered floor mat. The Genesis R-Spec only will be offered in three sport-oriented exterior colors: Black Noir, Titanium Gray and Platinum Metallic, each with a black leather interior and an all-black leather steering wheel for a differentiated sport appearance from the 4.6 model.
The premier Jacksonville Hyundai dealer is also excited to announce that the Genesis will continue to maintain Hyundai’s emphasis on safety. The Genesis boasts world-class active and passive safety features to help both prevent accidents and maximize the well being of its occupants in the event of a collision. The Genesis will include Electronic Stability Control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, eight airbags, electronic active head restraints and new daytime running lamps to all models. Available safety features include the newly-developed Lane Departure Warning System.
The 2012 Hyundai Genesis will be available at the leading Jacksonville Hyundai dealer later this summer. For the most up-to-date information on the release of this impressive new model, keep in touch with Jacksonville Hyundai dealer Hyundai of St. Augustine by calling the dealership at (888) 292-9681.
About Hyundai of St. Augustine:
Hyundai of St. Augustine is family owned and operated and proudly serves St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Orange Park, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach with high-quality, yet affordable Hyundai vehicles.
Hyundai of St. Augustine offers a tremendous selection of new and used Hyundai cars as well as an outstanding service center and parts department.
Contact Hyundai of St. Augustine:
2898 US Highway 1
St. Augustine, FL 32086