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2012 Genesis offers its most powerful V8 Powertrain with further design and chassis refinement


  • New 5.0-liter R-Spec Gasoline Direct Injection
        (GDI) V8 performance flagship model added:
        — Most powerful Hyundai engine ever with 429
        — Unique 19-inch alloy wheel design with
            premium machined finish
        — Dark chrome headlamp inserts
        — Unique R-Spec sport transmission, suspension
            and steering calibrations
  • Direct injection technology added to Lambda
        3.8-liter V6 engine for 15 percent improved
        output (333 HP), improved fuel economy and
  • New In-house-developed eight-speed automatic transmissions for all engines
  • More aggressive grille and front fascia design

  • New headlight design with LED accents and
        daytime running lights
  • Sportier rocker panel design
  • Power folding side mirrors with integrated
        puddle lamps
  • New, brushed aluminum finish window surround
  • Redesigned rear taillights
  • Redesigned rear fascia with integrated dual
        asymmetrical exhaust tips
  • New 17" alloy wheel design (3.8 model)
  • New interior woodgrain colors for Black, Beige
        and Saddle leather interiors

  • New Twilight Blue Pearl exterior color (replaces Sapphire Blue Pearl)

    Segment Advantages:
  • Highest specific output (HP/liter) V8
  • Premium and regular V8 fuel ratings
  • Best V8 fuel economy amongst Mid-Luxury sedans (based on EPA)
  • Electronic active front head restraints
  • Extraordinary cabin volume
  • 1st non-premium brand to offer factory-installed HD radio® technology
  • Exclusive Lexicon® premium audio system


    Slightly redesigned elements of the front end creates a more powerful and aggressive presence that enhances the Genesis mark, resulting in a striking design aesthetic that is both progressive and timeless

    2012 Genesis has a slightly longer front overhang
    — Overall length changes from 195.9 inches to 196.3 inches

    Integrated exhaust tips and re-designed tail-lights provide a more sleek and refined rear end


    Technologically Advanced Features including:

  • TFT LCD Cluster Display is available on
        the 3.8 Tech. package and Standard on
        the 4.6 and 5.0
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/Automatic
        Vehicle Hold - AVH allows for the
        parking brake to initiate automatically
        when the vehicle stops then goes off as
        soon as the gas pedal is pressed,
        preventing the vehicle from rolling
        while in Drive.
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system w/
        Integrated Display and Phonebook Transfer.
  • Lexicon® 7.1 discrete 528-watt audio system
       with 17 speakers standard on 4.6L
  • 1st popular brand to offer HD Radio® technology
  • Ultra-Premium leather seating surfaces on 3.8
        Tech Package and Standard on 4.6L and 5.0
  • Standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Standard proximity key entry with push-button
        start . The proximity key fob has a removable
        valet key that can be used to lock the glovebox
        and access the trunk

  • Heated front seats (standard on all trim
  • Heated rear seats now included with 3.8
       Technology Package and standard on 4.6
       and 5.0
  • A cooled driver seat is standard on 4.6 &
        5.0 R-Spec and included iwth the 3.8
       Technology package

    Genesis offers two navigation systems: a 7” touchscreen version and an
    8” version with Multi-media Controller and Driver Information System (DIS)

    Touchscreen Navigation Multi-Media Controller Navigation
    Touchscreen operation Controller/joystick operation
    7" display 8” display
    Single disc DVD 6-disc DVD changer
    Bluetooth streaming audio 40-gig hard-drive based
    Navigation / Audio / Bluetooth
    Driver Information System
    Shared Features
    Rearview camera
    Text-to-speech feature
    XM® Satellite Radio & NavTraffic® with 90-day trial subscription


    Genesis R-Spec features a high-performance 5.0L GDI V8 engine; a winner of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2011

  • Displacement: 5.0L (5,038 cc)
  • Horsepower: 429HP using Premium Fuel
  • Torque: 376 lb-ft using Premium Fuel
  • Fuel Economy: 16 City / 25 Hwy / 18 combined
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • Block composition: High pressure die cast aluminum
  • Head composition: aluminum
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) (Intake and Exhaust)
  • Tuned induction system
  • 0-60 mph time: TBD

    Also available is a high-performance 4.6L V8 engine; This engine
    was a winner of Ward's 10 Best Engines for 2009 & 2010

  • Displacement: 4.6L
        (4,627 cc)
  • Horsepower: 385HP
        using Premium
        fuel/378HP using
        Regular fuel
  • Torque: 333 lb-ft
        using Premium
        fuel/324 lb-ft 
        using Regular fuel
  • Fuel Economy: 16 city / 25 Hwy /19 combined
  • Block composition: High pressure die cast
  • Head composition: aluminum
  • Dual Continuously Variable valve timing
        (D-CVVT) (Intake and Exhaust)
  • Variable induction system
  • 0-60 mph time with new 8-speed A/T: TBD
  • 0-60 mph time with 2011MY 6-speed A/T:
        — 5.7 seconds: AMCI Testing
        — 5.5 seconds: MotorTrend
        — 5.3 seconds Car and Driver

    Genesis was the first Hyundai to feature the
    new high-output 3.8L V6 engine for 2011MY and has Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) for 2012MY

  • Displacement: 3.8L (3,778 cc)
  • Horsepower: 333 horsepower
  • Torque: 291 lb.-ft.
  • Fuel Economy: 18 City/28 Hwy/22 combined
  • ULEV Emission classification
  • Lambda engine family
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • Aluminum block and head
  • DOHC
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing
       (D-CVVT) (Intake and Exhaust)
  • Variable intake system
  • Maintenance-free steel silent timing chain
        — Minimizes chain noise during idle and


    2012 Genesis - Suspension and Steering Hardware

    Steering and control technologies
  • Engine-speed-sensitive, power steering,
        rack-and-pinion (standard on Genesis 3.8)
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering (standard on
       Genesis 4.6 & 5.0 R-Spec)
        — Optimal steering feel based on the speed of
            the vehicle and steering input
        — Independent of engine rpm
        — 2.7% improvement in fuel economy
  • Turning diameter, curb to curb: 36.0 ft.

    SACHS® Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD) shock absorbers
  • On rough roads or cornering, higher damping
        force for greater stability and control
  • On smooth roads, soft damping for
        comfortable ride


    •  Lane Departure Warning System(LDWS) for an
       extra margin of safety and assurance as a
       standard feature on the 4.6 & 5.0 R-Spec, also
       available on 3.8 Tech Package
        — When the vehicle departs the lane without
            turn signal, a warning light and chime are
            triggered to restore the driver's attention.
         — LDWS operates when the vehicle exceeds
             43 MPH.

    • Front/rear parking assistance system (Parking
       sensors beep when you get close to an object)

    •  Smart Cruise Control - Radar located on the
       right side of the front bumper judges the
       distance with objects in front of the vehicle.
        — With the SCC engaged, driver selects
            distance with the vehicle in front of them
            (1-3 car lengths)
        — SCC will operate like a regular cruise contro
            l under conditions that there are no vehicles
            in front

       — When there are other vehicles in front, SCC
           engages the brakes automatically and slows
           down the vehicle, maintaining speed with the
           vehicle in front while retaining the set
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle
        Hold on the 3.8 Technology Package &
        standard on 4.6 & 5.0 R-Spec
        — Eliminates the need for hand brake lever or
            pedal parking brake on footwell
        — EPB and AVH controls are located to the left
            of the steering wheel on the dashboard
        — When EPB is engaged, it will disengage
            automatically when the vehicle gas pedal is
        — The Automatic Vehicle Hold will engage the
            parking brake automatically when the vehicle
            comes to a complete stop, even when the gear selector is engaged in “D”, allowing the
            driver to not keep the brake pedal depressed at a full stop (red light)

  • High Intensity Discharge
       (HID) Xenon headlights
       w/dynamic auto-leveling
       and Adaptive Front
       Lighting System
       (auto-cornering) are
       standard on Genesis
       4.6 & 5.0 R-Sepc and
       included with the
       Technology Package
       on Genesis 3.8.

       — AFLS equipped
       headlamps matches
       light distribution with the
       vehicle's turning angle
       so that upcoming curves
       and intersections receive
       maximum illumination

       — Headlamp leveling
       system keeps the
       illumination parallel to
       the road surface
       regardless of the
       vehicle's tilt

  • Product Links

    Accessory Brochure    Quick Reference Guide (includes Sched. Maint.)     

    Driver Information System (DIS) QRG   Nav Unit Owner's Manual       

    Genesis eBrochure
         Video Reference Guide  

    Product Overview

    2012 Genesis offers an unprecedented combination of premium performance, technology, safety and quality

    Premium Performance
    •  1st RWD V8 performance sedan offered by a non-luxury Asian automaker
    •  1st 8-speed automatic offered by a non-luxury automaker
    •  Hyundai's first high performance 3.8L V6 engine with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and
       Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing

    Technologically advanced
    •  528-watt Lexicon® 7.1 discrete audio system with 17 speakers
    •  Lane Departure Warning System w/TFT LCD Display
    •  State-of-the-art navigation system with multimedia controller
    •  High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights with dynamic auto-leveling
    •  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS)
    •  Standard Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

    Class-leading standard safety technologies
    •  Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) and Anti-lock Braking
       System (ABS) with Brake Assist
    •  Electronic active front head restraints
    •  Eight airbags
    •  5-Star NHTSA Crash test Rating: (not rated)

    Quality & reliability, backed by America’s Best Warranty™

    Why They Buy

    •  PREMIUM COMFORT & TECHNOLOGY - Genesis is available in three versions to suit a variety
       of near luxury buyer needs. Segment advantages include extraordinary cabin volume and
       the 1st non-premium brand to offer factory-installed HD radio® technology. Genesis also
       features the exclusive Lexicon®-branded premium audio system.

    •  PREMIUM PERFORMANCE - Among it's competitive set, the 2012 Genesis 3.8L V6 produces
       the most horsepower and is the only vehicle with an 8-speed Automatic transmission. The
       2012 Genesis 4.6L V8 powertrain has higher horsepower ratings than its primary competitors.
       The 5.0L GDI V8 promises to challenge even the most powerful of the imae set (429HP,
       376 lb-ft).

    •  WELL BUILT - Premium comfort and convenience, quality & reliability and backed by
       America's Best Warranty™.

    •  SAFE AND SECURE - 8 airbags, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control
       System, ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Active front head
       restraints, Active Front lighting system, Front and rear parking assistance sensors w/rear
       backup camera and rain sensing wipers.

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