The latest Hyundai Genesis has made an unexpected appearance in Malaysia, specifically at Nu Sentral where Hyundai is a co-sponsor of the ongoing CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2014. There’s no official word yet that the large Korean car is coming to our shores, but the fact that it’s being displayed here says a lot, doesn’t it?
Massive, unique-looking and certainly imposing, the second-generation Genesis is a premium rear-wheel drive sedan that’s a few rungs above the likes of the D-segment Sonata. There isn’t even a Hyundai logo on it, as it wears its own ‘Genesis’ crest.
It measures in at 4,990 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,480 mm tall, with a 3,010 mm wheelbase. The car on show wears a 3.8 litre V6 Lambda engine with 315 PS and 397 Nm of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the equipment front, it boasts 18-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, keyless entry, panoramic roof, Around View Monitor, head-up display and nine airbags. Whether everything listed in the extensive spec sheet (included in the gallery below) will arrive in the local cars (whenever that may be), remains to be seen.
In the US, the relatively successful Genesis is known for offering more than Mercedes-Benz E-Class/BMW 5 Series levels of technology and space, but for C-Class/3 Series money. Whether the same “value for money” formula would work here, well, your guess is as good as ours.