2016 Hyundai Genesis Adds to Exceptional Value Equation with Standard Premium Lighting Appeal

Standard LED Daytime Running Lights and HID Headlights Elevate Premium Road Presence

Automatic Emergency Braking, Head’s-up Display, Blind-Spot Detection, Cabin CO2 Sensor and Lane-Keep Assist Available as Suite of Active Safety Features

Genesis 5.0 Now Available only in Fully-equipped Ultimate Model

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., October 19, 2015Hyundai continues to add compelling premium-market appeal to the Genesis sedan for the 2016 model year. HID headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are now standard for 2016, while ultra-premium LED fog lights are now available on the 3.8 model, further enhancing the Genesis exterior lighting signature.

2016 Hyundai Genesis Exterior

Also for 2016, Genesis 5.0 models are now only available in the fully-equipped Ultimate trim designation. 2016 Genesis models will begin arriving in dealerships in November.

2016 Hyundai Genesis MSRP
Genesis 3.8 RWD 3.8L V6 $38,750
Genesis 3.8 AWD 3.8L V6 $41,250
Genesis 5.0 RWD 5.0L V8 $53,850

Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai, continuing to build upon its successful strategy of marketing its premium models under the Hyundai brand umbrella, rather than a costly, separate luxury brand sales channel. The Genesis is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration, offering even more content than the first-generation Genesis. This content includes a generous suite of standard safety and convenience features, unsurpassed in its class. A sophisticated AWD system is available, known as HTRAC®,, which has broadened Genesis appeal in the snowbelt regions throughout the U.S. The Genesis is manufactured at Hyundai’s Ulsan, Korea plant.

FLUIDIC SCULPTURE
Since its 2009 debut on the Sonata sedan, Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy has been continually enhanced and refined, progressively influencing every model in the Hyundai line-up. The 2016 Genesis embodies the second-generation of this convention-shattering design theme.

Fluidic Sculpture encapsulates a trio of main design elements: fluid aesthetics, the modern Hyundai look, and a premium ambience. Fluidic forms are present but with a refined and precise presentation. This latest design philosophy is adaptable to a wider range of vehicle types and sizes, from CUVs to premium-luxury flagships.

EXTERIOR DESIGN
The Genesis expresses a truly modern design through distinctive exterior styling with a sleek, upscale appearance. Evoking a premium feel, the design cues display the Hyundai family aesthetic: simple and harmonious design with refined fluidic elements. The design features the modern Hyundai look, with a striking hexagonal front grille as a key geometric element, a dynamic crease accent running along the flanks of the car, and a dynamic rear design. Design surfaces convey a kinetic elegance, relying more on voluminous body sections than surface details to create dramatic forms. Proportions demonstrate a long dash-to-axle length, longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs than its predecessor. These proportions clearly convey the performance rear-drive configuration beneath the sheetmetal.

The single-frame 3D-hexagonal grille ensures the front end of the Genesis is not only striking, depicted in semi-gloss chrome, but also encompasses standard HID headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights and available LED fog lights. In profile, the Genesis daylight opening is expressive, with fluid lines and blended surfaces, a sleek C-pillar helping to emphasize the sporty styling. The rear of the Genesis benefits from a sculptural aesthetic with jeweled, full-LED taillights.

INTERIOR DESIGN
The cabin layout of Genesis has been designed to benefit all occupants with a spacious, comfortable ambience. The simplification of the switchgear and instrument panel ensures an intuitive layout and open feel. This user-centric design has sought to connect the various interior parts effectively, particularly the center stack with the console, upper-instrument panel and B-pillar with the headliner. Genesis displays ultra-precise fit and finish, with ergonomic seat design and a generous, natural feel. Particular design attention has been paid to the storage of practical items such as mobile electronics of all shapes and sizes, along with the flexibility of the cup holders.

Total interior volume is an impressive 123.0 cubic feet, an advantage over key competitors. As part of this spacious interior design, the Genesis provides best-in-class front headroom and rear shoulder room.

Hyundai Genesis Cadillac CTS Lexus GS Infiniti Q70 BMW 5-Series M-B E-Class
Total Interior Volume (cu. ft.) 123 110.7 113.3 118.5 116 113.1

Hyundai interior design principles – safety, intuitiveness and simplicity – guided the Genesis design team in designing all primary controls to deliver maximum ease of use. Ergonomic ease of reach and control have been meticulously evaluated and executed using a specially-designed laboratory tool created to measure occupant operational force for ergonomics.

The interior surfaces have been developed to decrease relative interior reflections and brighten dashboard surfaces, while high-grade materials such as genuine aluminum and matte-finish wood are available. Cohesion between the center fascia and audio controls has been ensured through a streamlined design, making the two separate sections appear as one. To ensure a luxurious feel, Genesis was intensely scrutinized for its use of materials, with extensive analysis of the relationship of different materials, their texture and color coordination.

Driver and passenger posture are optimized using enhanced seat pad density, improved seat support technologies, such as adjustable driver’s seat power bolsters and seat cushion extension. Genesis offer 12-way power front seats, including 4-way power lumbar, heated front seats with available ventilation, as well as heated rear seats on HTRAC AWD models. Seat materials and stitching quality utilize double, rather than single stitching. The driver’s seat incorporates functionality with an available air-pressure pump and controller valve, providing seatback bolster adjustment through individual air-cells located in the seat. With a total operating time under 8-seconds, the Genesis benefits from both a faster activation process and greater range of adjustment than many competitive rivals.

ULTRA-RIGID PLATFORM
The 2016 Genesis platform employs advanced high-strength steel, composing over 50 percent of its total platform composition. The benefits of strategic use of high-strength steel are immediately evident in torsional and bending rigidity. As a result, the Genesis is stiffer in both torsional and bending rigidity than the BMW 5-series.

Ensuring a smooth ride over rough roads was a top development focus, achieved by a robust connecting structure, extensive laser welding, reinforced body and chassis mounting points, hot stamping and dipping techniques for the B-pillar and roof sides, and a high level of high-strength steel in the chassis. Front shock towers are made of aluminum, and a diamond-shaped strut bar maximizes front structure rigidity for precise steering response.

PERFORMANCE CHASSIS
Fully leveraging this rigid chassis is a rear multi-link suspension, with optimized 5-link geometry and increased suspension travel for a broader envelope of both dynamic performance and ride comfort. Lateral suspension stiffness and overall ride comfort refinement were top priorities in its dynamic development. The fully-independent, 5-link front and rear suspension designs have increased stiffness compared with the original Genesis, with increased front and rear suspension travel, for greater wheel articulation and bump absorption over a variety of road surfaces. 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels resist deflection forces for precise suspension response to changing road surfaces. Handling and roadholding also benefit from a well-balanced 52/48 ratio of front-to-rear weight distribution.

In addition, special focus was given to the development of Rack-mounted Motor Driven Electric Power Steering (R-MDPS), with a Variable Gear Ratio (VGR), helping to provide high-speed stability and a direct feel at low and medium speeds. These driving qualities are attained while retaining the incremental fuel economy benefits of an electric system over the higher parasitic losses of hydraulic systems.

HTRAC® AWD AVAILABILITY
The Genesis is offered with a choice of rear-wheel-drive or HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) configurations. The HTRAC AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles.

The driver-selectable HTRAC Normal and Sport modes help provide confident control in all-weather conditions. The Sport setting gives a more agile feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty rear-drive dynamic feel when desired. Further, to maximize efficiency, the system can direct more available torque to the rear wheels during steady-state highway cruising for reduced drivetrain frictional losses and noise. This system has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitive systems and has been tuned to variable conditions such as straight-line acceleration, medium- and high-speed cornering, and hill-starts. All modes are programmed in concert with Genesis’ Intelligent Drive Mode select.

DYNAMIC CHASSIS DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING
In addition to extensive on-the-road and laboratory testing, circuit-based testing of the Genesis took place in Germany, Korea and Hyundai’s California Proving Ground in the U.S. High g-force assessment of the HTRAC AWD system was completed at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, the venue for one round of the Formula One World Championship. Durability and high-performance handling driving tests took place on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany to precisely calibrate Genesis ride, braking and handling characteristics. Furthermore, Hyundai engineers collaborated with top dynamics experts such as Lotus Engineering to further validate the performance capability of the Genesis.

MOST POWERFUL HYUNDAI V8 ENGINE
The heart of the Genesis 5.0 is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb. ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. The Tau V8 engine family has been named to Ward’s prestigious Ten Best Engines list three times. With high-pressure direct injection for impressive power, low emissions and superb efficiency, this latest version of the Tau V8 benefits from an optimized intake runner length, enhanced timing chain for reduced friction and NVH, low-torque exhaust manifold, increased compression ratio and upgraded multiple-injection mapping. These enhancements combine to produce a flatter torque curve at lower rpm for even better driveability.

Genesis 5.0 5.0L V8 Mercedes E400 3.0 L V6 Twin Turbo Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 Twin Turbo Infiniti Q70 5.6L V8 Audi A6 3.0T 3.0L V6 SC
Horsepower (SAE) 420@6000 329@5250 420@5750 420@6000 333@5500

5.0-liter Direct Injection Tau V8 engine

The Tau’s high 11.8:1 compression ratio increases thermal efficiency and output. The Tau also has a rigid bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness), as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability.

Even more, this V8 offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction coatings on piston skirts. This Tau engine will also run on regular fuel with only a small reduction in peak power, and no negative driving effects, whenever desired.

The Tau 5.0-liter V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This Hyundai-developed transmission offers enhanced shift logic and speed, better acceleration, sport-mode mapping, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency. All eight-speed transmissions include SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability with conveniently-located steering wheel paddle shifters to enhance shifting ease.

DIRECT-INJECTED LAMBDA 3.8-LITER ENGINE
The Genesis 3.8-liter direct-injected Lambda engine is optimized to deliver a flatter overall torque curve at low rpm for superb drivability. This engine includes a three-stage variable intake system, triangular-pattern fuel injector for improved combustion, an air-gap exhaust manifold for better NVH, and an upgraded cylinder block with a variable-vane 2-stage oil pump for reduced parasitic losses. In keeping with its 5.0-liter V8 sibling, the Genesis 3.8-liter Lambda engine utilizes direct-injection and produces 311 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 293 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. It also has a high compression ratio of 11.5:1 for greater thermal efficiency. The Lambda engine will run on regular fuel with only a small reduction in peak power, and no negative driving effects, whenever desired by the owner.

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3.8 3.8L V6
Lexus
GS 3.5L V6
Mercedes
E350 3.5L V6
Cadillac
CTS 2.0 I4 Turbo
Audi A6
2.0T 2.0L Turbo
BMW 535i
3.0L I6 Turbo
Horsepower (SAE) 311@6000 306@6400 302@6500 272@5500 252@5000 300@5800

The 3.8-liter engine also has Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), variable induction, an all-aluminum block and heads, steel timing chain and iridium-tipped spark plugs. Besides horsepower and torque gains, direct-injection technology produces a significant reduction in emissions.

All 3.8-liter engines are coupled to the same eight-speed automatic transmission design as the Genesis 5.0. This Hyundai-developed transmission offers enhanced shift logic and speed, better acceleration, sport-mode mapping, shifting smoothness, and transmission efficiency. All eight-speed transmissions include SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability with ergonomically-placed paddle shifters.

SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
Genesis offers abundant standard safety features, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), nine airbags, and energy-absorbing front seats. Genesis’ nine airbags include advanced dual front airbags, driver’s knee airbag, front and outboard rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants.

The entire Genesis structure was engineered to meet the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + standard.

LED Daytime running lights come standard on Genesis. Further, Genesis offers a Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Whenever the system is activated, the haptic steering wheel will provide a vibration warning and dial-integrated warning light to alert drivers of their lane departure, allowing them to reposition the car smoothly into the correct position.

Even Genesis’ tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) provides individual tire pressure readouts available to the driver.

Genesis is brought to a halt by large four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Genesis 3.8 models have large 13.6-inch front rotors, while the 5.0 has even larger 14.2-inch front rotors. Both braking systems use four-piston fixed monobloc calipers for precise braking responsiveness.

SENSORY SURROUND SAFETYTM TECHNOLOGIES
The Genesis employs a suite of active driver safety technologies dubbed Sensory Surround SafetyTM. These features cover the full spectrum of safety, from driver alertness and focus to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers around you. These features are supplements to the driver’s safe, attentive driving.

Genesis offers Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), utilizing sensor fusion technology to help avoid a potential collision or reduce its impact in certain circumstances. With this supplemental system, Genesis will employ automatic braking when it detects another vehicle at an unsafe closing rate of speed. This system uses the Smart Cruise Control system and the forward camera from Lane Departure Warning (LDW) to provide this extra margin of safety.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Functional Range
Speed Brake Application AEB Result
50 – 112 mph Partial Braking Collision Warning
5 – 50 mph Full Braking Collision Mitigation

Genesis’ Smart Cruise Control (SCC) incorporates stop-start functionality that functions seamlessly with the standard electronic stability control system. This system for Genesis allows full function down to zero mph to operate seamlessly in stop-and-go traffic conditions, using the front-grille-mounted radar sensor. SCC enables the Genesis to help maintain safer, consistent spacing with the vehicle ahead in varied traffic conditions. The system can also help deploy an available Automatic Emergency Braking system should an impending collision situation be detected with a vehicle ahead.

Genesis is generously equipped with advanced technologies, many of them Hyundai firsts. A driver-selectable Intelligent Drive Mode allows drivers to select from four drive modes depending on conditions and driving preferences. Each drive mode alters transmission mapping, throttle responsiveness and stability control, with specific modes adapted to function seamlessly with HTRAC AWD for those Genesis so equipped.

Intelligent Drive Mode Type of Driving
ECOFuel Economy NORMALBalanced
SPORT Dynamic Focus
SNOW Low-traction conditions

In addition to the above modes, Genesis features an Emergency Steering Support Mode which automatically changes the setting of electronic stability control (ESC) in the direction suitable for emergency steering, to help avoid frontal crash situations.

Genesis also offers a Blind-Spot Detection system (BSD), which helps monitor traffic around the car and supplements the driver checking their surroundings. The system uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to help warn the driver of an approaching vehicle in his or her blind spot via an indicator on the side mirrors. If the driver activates the lane change indicator and attempts to change the lane, ignoring warning indicators, BSD additionally issues an audible warning and haptic steering wheel vibrations. In addition, for Genesis’ equipped with the Head’s-Up Display, the BSD system indicators also project onto the windshield, nearer the driver’s view of the road, a segment first.

Lane Change Assist (LCA) performs a similar function to help detect vehicles approaching towards its rear side at high speeds, especially during higher-speed driving, while Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA) scans areas to each side of the car when drivers are backing out of parking spaces. No other sedan in Genesis’ class offers the combination of Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-traffic Alert active safety systems.

From the front, the available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) captures images of lanes and recognizes the lane marker. If LDW detects lane departure, a warning signal is activated on the instrument panel while issuing a haptic steering wheel vibration warning. Working in concert with LDW, Genesis’ Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) performs a similar function of LDW, but LKA additionally provides a driver-adjustable level of steering assist to help prevent inadvertent lane departure when a vehicle approaches the edge of a lane and also provides steering wheel haptic vibration feedback.

For convenience and safety, a High-beam Assist (HBA) function is also available. When switched to automatic mode, it detects both oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead at night and changes to low-beam as appropriate, reducing blinding effects on other drivers. Whenever there are no vehicles detected, the system automatically re-activates the high beams, maximizing the driver’s range of vision. To maximize driving visibility, Genesis offers HID headlights with dynamic auto-leveling that compensates for varying vehicle loads.

To help ensure maximum driver alertness, Genesis also benefits from a world-first technology in its CO2 sensor control system, located under the glove box. Hyundai engineers discovered that occupants start to get drowsy when CO2 levels reached more than 2,000 parts per million, so the ventilation system helps ensure the cabin maintains a CO2 concentration well below that level at all times using freshly-ventilated ambient air. The system monitors the vehicle’s intake of fresh or re-circulated air using a dedicated CO2 sensor.

The Genesis also offers a parking assistance system with eight ultrasonic sensors located on the front and rear bumpers. The sensors, along with the rearview camera, help detect how close objects are when parking. Distance is indicated on the in-dash screen and accompanied by an audible warning tone.

NVH REDUCTION
In pursuit of refined quietness within the Genesis cabin, Hyundai engineers analyzed idle noise and vibration, acceleration, road and wind noise, and audible booming throughout the bodyshell. Sound-absorbing materials and a low-noise fuel pump have been fitted, cowl bulkhead insulation and sealing improved, and vibrations minimized through an improvement in overall bodyshell rigidity. Insulation of the rear differential helps reduce booming and vibration, resulting in lower audible noise inside the Genesis passenger cabin.

During acceleration, sound quality has been achieved through mid- to high-frequency noise reduction, and dynamic engine sound improvements were achieved through intake and exhaust system tuning.

DRIVER CONVENIENCE TECHNOLOGIES
Most Genesis competitors with hands-free trunk-opening technology use a leg-kick sensor under the rear bumper to enable the driver to open the trunk. Hyundai ergonomics engineers found this method to be difficult when an individual is carrying cumbersome packages, such as from shopping. So the Genesis Smart Trunk system was designed to open the trunk automatically if the smart key is detected in a pocket or purse within a few feet of the rear bumper for longer than three seconds, for maximum hands-free ease of opening when desired. This system allows the driver to keep both feet comfortably on the ground, simply waiting by the trunk a few seconds for it to open automatically. The Smart Trunk system also provides an audible warning and flashing light prior to opening.

Taking inspiration from aircraft technology, an available Head’s-Up Display (HUD) projects a virtual image onto the windshield, enabling the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road using a system of mirrors combined with a TFT LCD display. The system utilizes a wide screen with adjustable brightness to ensure both excellent daytime and nighttime visibility. Driving information such as speed, Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Warning, speed limit, Lane Departure Warning and audio system data is projected at a perceived virtual distance approximately six feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility while driving.

Genesis also offers an electronic parking brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold for convenience when driving in traffic. Automatic Vehicle Hold automatically holds the Genesis at a stop until the accelerator pedal is depressed, such as at a traffic signal or in stopped traffic. The vehicle hold re-engages whenever the vehicle is brought to a complete stop. Genesis also includes proximity-key entry convenience with push-button start as standard equipment.

MEDIA AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
For audiophiles, Genesis offers an ultra-premium, Lexicon® Discrete Logic 7 Surround audio system with 17 speakers, Logic 7 Surround Sound processing and 12-channel digital amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output, sure to satisfy the most demanding listeners. This system also includes SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio, and iPod/USB auxiliary media input jacks. The standard Lexicon system offers 14 speakers, with Discrete Logic 7 Surround processing and a 12-channel DSP amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output.

An optional premium DIS navigation system for Genesis offers a 9.2-inch High Definition display, with 720p high definition (a segment first), a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for multimedia, and premium Lexicon audio system. This premium system also includes Gracenote® album art, junction view with lane guidance, advanced voice recognition, and music/image/video storage via USB download (approximately 30GB of usable storage).

The standard audio-navigation system, displayed by an 8.0-inch touchscreen, is packed with integrated technology, from Bluetooth to navigation, satellite and HD radio, hands-free and app-supporting software.

Genesis cluster displays utilize high-resolution, electroluminescent TFT LCD technology, with a standard 4.3-inch TFT LCD cluster display, and an available 7.0-inch TFT LCD cluster display.

A simple pop-up message appears to help pair a phone and the voice recognition software understands street addresses and cities all in one sentence. The route screen displays speed limits, details the next three maneuvers, shows real highway signage and has junction views with lane guidance. Lane guidance outlines the lane or lanes the driver needs to stay in when a highway splits. Junction view uses street and actual road sign images to match what the driver will see when arriving at the next maneuver.

GENESIS INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT® APP
The Genesis Intelligent Assistant® is a proactive app intended to save the driver time and provide an even higher level of convenience. The app combines Blue Link features, data from the vehicle, the owner’s smartphone, and the internet with multiple layers of intelligence. This allows the Genesis Intelligent Assistant app to send proactive notifications and recommendations to the Genesis owner in preparation for their drive.

Genesis owners will no longer need to remember to remote start their car on a hot or cold day. The Genesis Intelligent Assistant app will remind them via their smartphone.

Genesis Intelligent Assistant Functionality:

  • By providing the app their destination details and access to their smartphone’s calendar, owners can have the app automatically estimate appropriate departure times and send reminders for any upcoming appointments that require a drive
    • Departure reminder messages are determined by up-to-the-minute commute times from the user’s current location to the destination, accounting for traffic
    • Temperature outside the vehicle is determined via zip code prior to the estimated departure time. If the temperature is above or below the default level, the user will receive a notification, asking if they would like to remote start their vehicle for heating or cooling.
    • Vehicle health status will also be communicated through the user’s smartphone when an action is required. These notifications allow the customer to schedule service for their Genesis directly from the app.
    • Many additional Blue Link features are included within the app, making it a single, integrated solution for all of the driver’s vehicle needs
    • The Genesis Intelligent Assistant app is a framework for the future with additional proactive functionality progressively available to provide the customer with the ultimate luxuries of time and convenience

ADVANCED INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
The Genesis advanced infotainment system features:

  • Integration with Apple’s Siri-powered “Eyes Free” mode
    • Functionality allows owners of compatible vehicles to perform a variety of in-car tasks without taking their eyes off the road.
    • SD Navigation
    • Pandora® integration with smartphone
    • SoundHound® integration with Blue Link Guidance Package
    • SiriusXM® Audio – 6 presets (record, play, pause, back)
    • SiriusXM®Travel Link and Traffic
      • Sports scores and schedules
      • Stock ticker
      • Movie times
      • Fuel prices
      • Weather/alerts
      • Advanced voice recognition
      • Screen-swipe technology
      • Music, video, image storage

SECOND-GENERATION BLUE LINK®
Genesis offers Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link and infotainment features. The scope of these features is broad and has something special to offer every driver, including:

  • Destination Search powered by Google – users will be able to take advantage of Google’s powerful destination search via the Blue Link button (voice recognition) and navigation display, or through myhyundai.com and the Blue Link mobile app sending a destination to their car
  • Remote Start with Climate Control – includes an engine timer (from 1 to 10 min.), remote stop, remote climate control and remote front defroster
  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and SOS Emergency Assistance –includes user-selected emergency contacts notification via SMS and e-mail

Hyundai’s connected car program, Connected Care, is standard on all Genesis sedans equipped with Blue Link for the first year of ownership. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also offers a mobile app for the Blue Link connected car platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices, such as smartwatches. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively.

Blue Link is an innovative connected car solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance. More details regarding Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Genesis Named One of Autotrader’s Top 10 Cars for Golf Lovers

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 14, 2015Hyundai’s 2015 Genesis continues to prove its luxury merit, making Autotrader’s list of Top 10 Best New and CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Cars for Golf Lovers. The vehicle was praised for its striking design, advanced technologies, and range of powerful engines.

Hyundai Genesis Named top 10 for Golf

“The Genesis has the suave character of a car that costs twice as much,” said Brian Moody, site editor for Autotrader. “There’s more than enough room in the trunk for two sets of golf clubs, and the vehicle comes standard with a host of luxury and convenience features that golfers everywhere will enjoy.”

A feature that golfers are sure to love is Genesis’ Smart Trunk, which will automatically open when drivers stand within a few feet of the rear bumper with the key for more than three seconds. This feature is particularly useful for golfers approaching the vehicle with full hands and a fully-loaded club bag, with no leg or foot-waving required to engage.

“The 2015 Genesis has a luxury appeal that is undeniable,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Any way you “slice” it, Genesis’ quiet ride, luxurious interior and superb driving dynamics make it a perfect vehicle for golfers.”

The 2015 Genesis is also the centerpiece for the 2015 Hyundai Invitational golf tournament series, returning in 2015 to connect golfers from around the country with the Hyundai brand. Fifty of the best charity golf tournaments around the country will add a Hyundai sponsorship that includes hole-in-one opportunities for a new Genesis, donations toward the tournament and numerous other prizes and giveaways. Two winners from each tournament will be invited to compete at the Hyundai Invitational National Final in Las Vegas at the Cascata Golf Club, October 21-23.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis and Santa Fe Earn 2015 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport earned “Best Buy” awards from Consumer Guide® Automotive in their respective segments. The Genesis earned the distinction in the large car category and the Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport took home the accolade in the midsize crossover/SUV segment. The awards were presented to Hyundai at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Hyundai Genesis And Santa Fe Earn 2015 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

According to Consumer Guide editors, “Genesis delivers premium-brand luxury-car accommodations, interior room, and power at prices that significantly undercut high-end American, German, and Japanese competitors.” In addition, editors commented on the value seen in Santa Fe. “Whether in 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport or 7-passenger Santa Fe form, Hyundai’s midsize SUV delivers a quiet, comfortable, nicely appointed cabin and the all-around versatility that SUV buyers need.”

Consumer Guide awards a “Best Buy” rating to vehicles ranked at the top of their class, and those that are strongly approved by the editors. “Best Buy” vehicles represent the finest balance of attributes and price within their classes, and they are the best choices for most consumers. In the past 11 years, Hyundai has earned more than 35 Consumer Guide “Recommended” or “Best Buy” ratings.

“Consumer Guide Automotive is a trusted car buying resource and the ‘Best Buy’ recognition bolsters the strength of our 2015 lineup,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These awards are a testament to our continued commitment to delivering quality cars with leading design and performance at an unprecedented value.”

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is new throughout, with a host of premium features and improved vehicle dynamics. Riding on a heavily revised platform, the sedan is even more structurally rigid than the previous generation. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are also offered.

The 2015 Santa Fe features an upgraded interior and sportier exterior, designed to provide optimal performance and comfort for families. It continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and is equipped with the acclaimed 3.3-liter Lambda II V-6, using gasoline direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). The 2015 Santa Fe also comes with Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Openmakes, making it easier for the driver to access the cargo area by simply waiting for the liftgate to open after standing within a few feet of the rear bumper.

For more information on the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, please visit www.consumerguide.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis Earns Kiplinger’s 2015 Best Value Award

Model Honored for Best New/Redesigned Car by Popular Personal Finance Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 23, 2015 – The Hyundai Genesis won the Best New/Redesigned Car in the $50,000 and Over category for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual Best Value Awards at the 2015 Washington Auto Show.

Hyundai Genesis Ears Kiplingers 2015 Best Value Award

Kiplinger’s took a comprehensive review of hundreds of vehicles and revealed the best values on the newest models. Kiplinger’s buyer’s guide sorts the 2015 models by price and category, ranking them for performance, safety and value.

“With the 2015 Hyundai Genesis named to Kiplinger’s Top Picks, it shows that this model continues to exceed customer and media expectations for its confident handling, top safety ratings, design and value,” said Scott Margason, director of product planning, Hyundai Motor America.

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is new throughout, with a host of premium features and improved vehicle dynamics. Riding on a heavily revised platform, the sedan is even more structurally rigid than the previous generation. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are also offered. Two engine options are available: a 311-horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420-horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC® AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With a base price of $38,000, an ideal blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics are available to premium customers with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

The annual buyer’s guide, “Deals on New Wheels,” appears in the March issue, available on newsstands February 10, and online January 22, at www.kiplinger.com/links/cars.

ABOUT KIPLINGER

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HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis and Sonata Win 2014 GOOD DESIGN Awards

Models Honored for Innovative and Unique Designs in Transportation

2015 Hyundai Sonata Wins GOOD DESIGN Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 – The all-new Hyundai Genesis and Sonata earned GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for their quality design, function and aesthetics from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The GOOD DESIGN Awards honor the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers, and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence. GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious architecture and design awards program organized worldwide, and strives to create a revived awareness about contemporary design. The awards honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace. The GOOD DESIGN Awards were judged in Chicago by an international jury of design professionals, architects, experts and cultural leaders.

“By earning GOOD DESIGN awards for the all-new Genesis and Sonata from the most longstanding and respected organization in the architecture and design industry is proof of Hyundai’s commitment to developing products that embody anything but ordinary design,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design Center. “Both Genesis and Sonata were designed to offer the highest quality driving experience, while being eye catching on the road.”

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With a base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

The all-new seventh-generation 2015 Sonata offers a more refined look through a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. Sonata truly democratizes the premium design and convenient technology of the Genesis sedan for the mid-size class. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata is built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant in Montgomery, Ala. and is on sale nationwide.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis – Finalist for 2015 North American Car of the Year

Genesis Sets Sights on Becoming COTY Two-Time Champion

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 9, 2014 – Today, at the Automotive Press Association Luncheon in Detroit, Genesis was named one of the top three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year. The Ford Mustang and Volkswagen GTI join Genesis as the other two finalists.

“We are thrilled that the Genesis has been listed as a finalist among an amazing cast of contenders and we anxiously await the jury’s final vote in January,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “In 2009 we made history as Genesis became our first North American Car of the Year win. Since then Genesis has helped guide product development and continues to be a game changing model that challenges convention and redefines the luxury market.”

This year the jurors considered 28 cars from its long list before selecting the top three cars. Twenty-nine trucks and sport utility vehicles were considered in the Truck/Utility category with the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150 and Lincoln MKC making the final list. The North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year award is decided by a jury of 59 independent, full-time automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. This is the 22nd year of the awards, which were inspired by the prestigious European “Car of the Year” awards. The U.S. program is administered by an organizing committee and is funded exclusively with dues paid by the jurors. Jurors evaluate the cars on a number of factors, including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

“Prior to 2009, Hyundai had no presence in the world of luxury automobiles. Then the Genesis sedan rolled onto the scene and won the North American Car of the Year award, proving that luxury is a word that doesn’t require a German accent or a princely price tag,” said Tony Swan, North American Car of the Year juror. “Now the second generation Genesis, improved in every detail, is a finalist for the award yet again. This is the 22nd year of the North American Car of the Year award. In the last six years, Hyundai has won the award twice (Elantra won in 2012), had another car (Sonata) among the finalists in 2011, and placed two cars (Genesis and Sonata) in the semifinals for 2015. Not only is that track record enviable, it’s unique among contemporary carmakers.”

The winner will be named at next month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, 2015.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis Wins 2014 Esquire Sedan of the Year

Model Ranked No. 1 for Design, Drive Quality and Value

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 – The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named the Sedan of the Year by popular men’s magazine Esquire for its luxurious design and smooth drive, while delivering value to owners. The Esquire judges took the considered vehicles out to its proving grounds, which was an all-public road set in rolling hills that includes 17 miles of tight turns, hard-breaking zones and floor-stomping straights.

“The redesigned Genesis stood out as this year’s 2014 Esquire Sedan of the Year for providing owners the best experience possible with its superior driving dynamics,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Esquire is one of the world’s most iconic men’s publications, which adds validity that Genesis delivers on outstanding design, advanced safety and technology – all components that matter most to today’s premium car shoppers.”

In addition to earning the Sedan of the Year honor from Esquire, the 2015 Genesis was named to the prestigious North American Car of the Year short list, where the winners will be announced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 Genesis was also recently recognized as ALG’s Residual Value Award winner in the Premium Full-Size Car segment for being projected to retain the highest percentage of its original price after the typical ownership period of three years compared to competing models. Furthermore, the redesigned Genesis earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Luxury Car of the Year from Popular Mechanics, Best Luxury Car by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards, Best Luxury Sedan from Ruedas ESPN, Car of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association, and Top Family Choice from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With a base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis Receives “Luxury Car of the Year” Award from Popular Mechanics

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 20, 2014Hyundai’s all-new 2015 Genesis earned the title of “Luxury Car of the Year” in Popular Mechanics’ annual Car of the Year Awards. The award will be presented at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and details on the win will be available in the December/January issue of Popular Mechanics now available on newsstands.

Hyundai Genesis Receives Luxury Car of the Year From Popular Mechanics

“The all-new Genesis is redefining the luxury market by offering premium features and advanced technology at an unbeatable value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Receiving the honor of ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ from a prestigious publication like Popular Mechanics further demonstrates why the 2015 Genesis is truly in a league of its own and goes toe-to-toe with the best cars in the world.”

“The Hyundai Genesis ought to have the Germans and everyone else worried. This time around, Hyundai knows that intangibles make all the difference in the realm of luxury sedans, where all the cars are good,” said editors at Popular Mechanics. “The Genesis, right now, is in a sweet spot.”

For this year’s Car Awards, editors at Popular Mechanics looked for new cars that raise the game, standout and are both excellent to drive and important this year. After test driving several makes and models, editors deliberate until they determine their top picks.

The all-new 2015 Genesis has been in Hyundai dealerships since mid-year and represents a bold step forward for Hyundai. Building upon the success of the first generation model, the all-new Genesis is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration. Selected as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the Genesis offers a generous suite of standard safety and convenience features while offering H-TRAC, Hyundai’s first all-wheel drive system in a sedan. The sedan also boasts Hyundai’s bold Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design, premium luxury amenities and comes equipped with Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link® telematics and infotainment system.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis Earns 2015 ALG Residual Value Award

Redesigned Genesis Predicted to Hold Value Better than Competing Models

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2014Hyundai’s all-new Genesis took the top spot in ALG’s Residual Value Awards for the Premium Full-Size Car segment. The 2015 Genesis is projected to retain the highest percentage of its original price after the typical ownership period of three years compared to competing models.

Hyundai Genesis Earns 2015 ALG Residual Award

“Depreciation is oftentimes the greatest expense when it comes to a vehicle purchase and we aimed to deliver the all-new Genesis to our customers with exceptional value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Earning the ALG Residual Value Award is another proof point that Genesis and Hyundai’s premium strategy is paying off with customers.”

ALG Residual Value Awards are based on 2015 model year vehicles. Award winners are determined through careful study of the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, and pricing and marketing strategies represent key factors that impact ALG’s residual value forecasts. Hyundai was also honored in the 2013 ALG Residual Value Awards for the Santa Fe Sport and Accent, and in 2012 for the Santa Fe Sport, Azera and Elantra, attesting the continued value of Hyundai models.

Hyundai is becoming a legitimate player in the luxury market with the Genesis,” said Larry Dominique, president of ALG. “Not only is it a great value on the showroom floor, but with the model’s first Residual Value Award, this new generation should be quite desirable on the used market as well.”

In addition to earning an ALG Residual Value Award this year, the 2015 Genesis was recently named to the prestigious North American Car of the Year short list, where the winners will be announced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 Genesis was also recognized as a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Editors’ Choice from PC Mag.com, the Car of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association, and Top Family Choice from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.

ABOUT ALG

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, with an office in Toronto, Ontario, ALG is an authority on automotive residual value projections in North America. By analyzing nearly 2,500 vehicle trims each year to assess residual value – which is mainly driven by used car inventory, brand strength, macroeconomic conditions, incentive spending and pricing – ALG provides auto industry and financial services clients with resale insights, forecasts and consulting services about the future vehicle marketplace. ALG, owned by TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, has been publishing residual values for all cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. for 50 years and in Canada since 1981. The 2015 Residual Value Awards, honoring new vehicles projected to best maintain their value, will be announced Nov. 17. For more information, visit www.alg.com.

ABOUT TRUECAR

TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRUE) is the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform. TrueCar enables a negotiation-free car buying experience by giving buyers transparent insight into what others actually paid (price confidence), upfront pricing information (price discovery), and access to a network of trusted TrueCar Certified Dealers who provide guaranteed savings certificates and seamlessly complete the car purchase. The reality is that buying a car is painful and buyers fear they are going to overpay or be surprised with hidden fees. TrueCar’s transparent upfront pricing information makes the car buying process simple so there are no surprises and buyers never overpay. TrueCar’s mission is to make car buying simple, fair and fun. Its national network of more than 9,000 TrueCar Certified Dealers, including both new car franchise dealers and non-franchise dealers, is committed to providing negotiation-free savings off MSRP and upfront pricing information for all car-buyers, including members of some of the country’s largest membership and service organizations such as AARP, American Express, AAA, and USAA. Note: Not all program features are available in all states. Go to www.truecar.com for program details. TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Genesis Named “Best Luxury Car” By the Hispanic Motor Press Awards

The prestigious award was presented during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2014 – The all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named today a Top Ten Car of 2015 by the jurors of the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. Honored as the “Best Luxury Car” at the annual Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai as it also has proven to have the ability to appeal to a wide variety of demographics in a very competitive market.

Hyundai Genessi Best Luxury Car LA Auto Show

“There are a lot of good luxury vehicles in the market. This was the hardest segment for the jury to come up with just one car. At the end, the Hyundai took the top spot as it not only offers premium quality, great workmanship and finish, excellent warranty, and the option of a V6 or V8, but the pricing for all offered the best package for the Hispanic family,” said Ricardo Rodriguez-Long, Jury Director for the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. “Definitely, Hyundai has arrived to the top and the Genesis is proof that they can compete on a very demanding segment.”

For the 5th annual Hispanic Motor Press Awards, the jury panel was comprised of ten distinguished national Hispanic automotive journalists. The judging committee evaluated the vehicles keeping the Hispanic audience’s preferences foremost in mind.

“We are honored that the 2015 Hyundai Genesis has been named ‘Best Luxury Car’ by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards,” said Mike O’Brien, Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The all-new Genesis carries a host of premium features and improved dynamics. It also continues to deliver the highest levels of safety and technology along with an exceptional value. Hispanic families looking for accessible luxury should add this vehicle to their short lists.”

Only vehicles that are all new and available to consumers in all 50 states were eligible for consideration in their respective segments. Winners in the 10 vehicle categories were selected based on design, comfort, safety, economy, handling, performance, functionality, environmental requirements, driver satisfaction and value.

This is the second time Hyundai has been recognized by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was named the best vehicle in the Sport Utility Vehicle category in 2012.

Riding on a completely revamped platform, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With base pricing starting at $38,000, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is a premium sedan the whole family can enjoy for years to come.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.