2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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What's New for 2012:
- New 5.0 R-Spec trim features a more powerful V-8 engine
- More powerful base engine
- Eight-speed automatic transmission now standard on all models

Exterior Features
The Hyundai Genesis Sedan is a luxury model available in three trim levels: 3.8, 4.6 and 5.0 R-Spec. The Genesis 3.8 features 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, sunroof, and heated exterior mirrors. The 4.6 has 18-inch wheels, adaptive HID headlights, and folding side mirrors. The 5.0 R-Spec has 19-inch wheels and sportier suspension and steering.

Interior Features
Standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control; leather upholstery with heated front seats; power accessories; Bluetooth connectivity; and a 7-speaker sound system. The 4.6 trim adds more power accessories; upgraded leather upholstery; ventilated driver's seat and heated rear seats; leather-trimmed dashboard and doors; 14-speaker sound system; and a navigation system with touch-screen interface. The 5.0's interior is similar to that of the 4.6.

Optional Features
The 3.8 trim offers several option packages that are standard equipment on the 4.6, including the Premium and Technology packages. With the 5.0 R-Spec, summer tires are available.

Under the Hood
The Genesis 3.8 model features a 3.8-liter, direct-injected V-6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower and 291 lb.-ft. of torque. The 4.6 features a 4.6-liter V-8 engine rated at 378 horsepower and 324 lb.-ft. of torque. The direct-injected 5.0-liter V-8 engine on the 5.0 R-Spec trim delivers 429 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque. All Genesis models for 2012 include an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual controls and rear-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Hyundai Genesis are:
- Genesis with 3.8-liter V-6 engine: 19/29/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Genesis with 4.6-liter V-8 engine: 17/26/20 mpg
- Genesis with 5.0-liter V-8 engine: 16/25/19 mpg

Standard safety features on the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front- and rear- side air bags, side curtain air bags, and active front head restraints. Parking sensors, a rearview camera, and lane-departure warning are standard on the 4.6 and 5.0 trims and optional on the 3.8.

In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan received 5 (out of 5) stars for rollover resistance. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Genesis received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--in all safety tests.

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  • Black cloth bucket seats
  • Driver lumbar support
  • Fold-down rear seats
  • Full floor carpeting
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: cruise, audio controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Pwr windows w/auto up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Pwr remote fuel door & trunk release
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer, clock
  • Indicators -inc: cruise control, turn signal/hazard/high beam
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, low washer fluid, battery charge, door ajar, air bag, seat belt, low fuel, trunk lid open, ABS, check engine, high beam, brake, cruise
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-ignition, seat belt
  • Manual air conditioning w/cabin air filter -inc: outside temperature display
  • Rear window defroster
  • Metal/chrome interior accents
  • Chrome accent door handles
  • Door map pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/driver sunvisor extension
  • Lighting -inc: front courtesy, map, glove box, & trunk lamps, ignition
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • (2) aux pwr outlets
  • Black leather bucket seats w/red cloth inserts
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Pwr driver seat
  • Proximity key w/push button start
  • Smartkey w/remote start
  • Navigation system -inc: touch screen w/multi-gauge display
  • Automatic temp control w/cabin air filter
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: HomeLink universal garage door opener, compass
  • Black leather bucket seats
  • Heated seats w/pwr driver seat
  • Premium door sill scuff plates
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Unique black or brown leather bucket seats
  • 18" aluminum wheels
  • Front P225/45VR18 all-season tires
  • Rear P245/45VR18 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire -inc: steel wheel
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Automatic light control
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Variable speed intermittent wipers w/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • 19" aluminum wheels
  • Front P225/40YR19 summer tires
  • Rear P245/40YR19 summer tires
  • Temporary spare tire -inc: aluminum wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/sunshade
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • HID Xenon headlamps
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Aero wiper blades
  • Chrome front fascias
  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine
  • Continuously variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • 55-amp/hr battery
  • Dual-link sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: gas shocks
  • 5-link independent sport-tuned rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Chrome-tipped dual exhaust
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Torsen limited-slip differential
  • Dual-link track-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: gas shocks
  • 5-link independent track-tuned rear suspension w/gas shocks
  • Front camber adjustment bolt (DIO)
  • Brembo braking system
  • 3.8L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • 130-amp alternator
  • 64-amp/hr battery
  • ZF 6-speed automatic paddle shift transmission
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Traction control system (TCS)
    • Shift interlock
    • Front/rear crumple zones
    • Hood buckling safety stops & creases
    • Body-side reinforcements
    • Advanced dual front airbags w/occupant classification system
    • Front side impact airbags
    • Front side curtain airbags
    • Front seatbelts w/pre tensioners & force limiters
    • Lower Anchor & Tethers for Children (LATCH) system
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Energy absorbing steering column
    • Active front head restraints
    • Back up warning system
    • 170-watt AM/FM/XM stereo CD/MP3 player -inc: USB/iPod/aux jack, (6) speakers
    • Roof-mounted XM antenna
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • 360-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM stereo CD/MP3 player -inc: USB/iPod/aux jack, (10) speakers, amp, diversity antenna

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