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