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Hyundai Revises 2013 Genesis' Engine Lineup, Tech Features

Although Hyundai refreshed its Genesis sedan for the 2012 model year, the 2013 Genesis receives some important changes. Among the updates are a streamlined engine lineup, as well as the availability of Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system and a new 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis offers 3.8-liter V6, 4.6-liter V8 and 5.0-liter Tau V8 engines. Hyundai says in a press release that it has discontinued the 4.6-liter V8 engine and that the ... continue reading»

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Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

The Hyundai Sonata will be updated for 2014, and a redesigned Hyundai Genesis sedan will debut in 2013, Hyundai CEO Kim Choong-ho told Reuters Wednesday. The Sonata debuted in the U.S. in 1989, and the current generation was redesigned in 2011, while the Genesis sedan debuted in the U.S. as a 2009 model and was updated for 2012. The Sonata is Hyundai’s best-selling model in the U.S., making up 35 percent of all Hyundai U.S ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Genesis, Affordable Midsize Cars, Affordable Large Cars, Model News

Lexus Tops Dependability Study

If you like to drive your car, truck or SUV until the wheels fall off, dependability is important, and according to a new study, vehicles are generally becoming more dependable. J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study indicates that the strong initial quality of vehicles built in 2009 “has translated into historically high levels of vehicle dependability in 2012.” Compared with 2011’s dependability study of 2008 model-year vehicles, owners reported 13 percent fewer problems with ... continue reading»

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Test Drive: 2012 Hyundai Genesis

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis I tested over the holidays was difficult for me to give back. I was impressed with almost everything about this upscale midsize car, except for the fact that there is no all-wheel drive option. My 300-mile drive from Northern Virginia to Ohio to go home for Christmas took me through the mountains in Pennsylvania. I kept my fingers crossed that it wouldn’t snow, since the Genesis is a rear-wheel drive car. My test car was ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen, Hyundai Announce Pricing on 2012 Passat and Genesis

Volkswagen and Hyundai announced pricing this week for their new 2012 sedans. The 2012 Volkswagen Passat will start at $19,995 and the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan will start at $34,200. The 2012 Passat’s MSRP is $7,000 less than the 2010 Passat’s $26,995 asking price. Volkswagen says in a statement its new Passat is bigger thanks to an increased wheelbase. The new Passat will be built at Volkswagen’s new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Volkswagen ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Genesis, Model News

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