With sleek, aerodynamic lines, this is like no other Hyundai The purpose built rear wheel drive coupe will feature two performance focused engines - a 158kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder and an all aluminium, 228kW DOHC 3.8-litre V6 engine. The car was introduced at Melbourne by its designer Joel Piaskowski, the head of Hyundai's California Design Centre. He said the mission for the car, "was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts." It features aggressive looks, powerful curves, undulating beltline, unusual surface detail and 'z' bodyside lines. Genesis rides on 18-inch alloys or optional 19-inch wheels.
In keeping with asports coupe, the Genesis has a cockpit that features an information display screen, analog gauges that include a large speedometer and tachometer. Bucket seats with large side bolsters, two stage seat heating and push button starter are standard. It uses a MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup. The front suspension is mounted to the body via a solid subframe which is lighter than a multi-piece component. All Genesis models will feature unibody construction, four channel ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Electronic stability control is also standard. Genesis will be offered in three trim levels: GS, premium sport GT and high performance SE.