If your shopping an Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes? Check out the 2015 Hyundai Genesis


By: CityFella

Power Corrupts 

The 2015 auto year should have been the year of the Mustang and the return of ‘s Alfa Romeo’s to america with its hot new” 4C.”

No one anticipated the media furor that followed the introduction of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.  The Hellcat has dominated the auto news for the last three months ,waiting in the wings is the Dodge Charger Hellcat,  which will be one of the most powerful 4 door sedan on the planet.

Power corrupts , 707 horsepower is no joke ,so it’s been all bout about the Hellcat (no treble).

Lost in the Hellcat hype is the second generation all new 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan.

Since its introduction in 2008, the Hyundai Genesis has made  tremors in the automotive world.  The Genesis took on the establishment just as Honda, Nissan and Toyota did nearly thirty years ago.  Unlike the Japanese automakers, Hyundai did not create a separate luxury brand for the Genesis.


Hyundai is known for building high value cars.  You could almost hear the snickers when the Korean Automaker announced they were building a luxury car in 2007.  By 2009, few people were laughing . The 2008 Genesis was one of the best reviewed cars in its class.  Consumer Reports said the Genesis was its ‘Top-Rated Upscale Sedan‘.  A few months later  JD Power said the Genesis was its highest ranked midsize premium car (beating out the BMW 5 Series and the Jaguar XF.

I drove a 2010 Genesis, with the 3.8 engine.  It was no Benz or BMW, I thought it was tight and just okay.  Inside it didn’t scream luxury, I moved on.

It’s how the car make you feel

I recently drove the 2014 Mercedes Benz S-Class.  I had the car for a week and learned something about myself and the person who buys a luxury car.    It wasn’t so much about the power (449), I’ve driven cars more powerful,   It wasn’t all about the handling (did I say that?)   It was how the car made you feel inside.  It was about the luxury.

The big Cadillac’s of the day shared many of its parts with the Buick’s and Oldsmobile’s.  Just as the Nissan’s, Honda’s,and Toyota’s share many components with the Infiniti, Acura, and Lexus’s.  Its the creature amenities,  the materials used that elevates a basic car to a unique experience.  From what I’ve seen, the interior of the  2015 Hyundai Genesis is impressive.

Watch Out Audi! 

My current dream car is the Audi A7, in fact with the exception of the A3 ( a deluxe Volkswagen Jetta) I like the entire Audi line.

I also like the exterior of the Genesis which seems to borrow its look from Audi.  Which may have not been by accident.    Hyundai’s chief designer,Peter Schreyer came from Audi. He designed the Audi TT.

If I fell over a large bag of money, the Genesis would be in the running. If you are shopping a luxury, car, you must include he Genesis.    Look for a full test later this year.

Dont Listen to Me! 

If you not a car nut, you would think I’m nutty. Hyundai, mentioned with the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Lexus?     Please watch the two video’s

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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