Few weeks ago we starting showing the first naked pictures of the “All-New Genesis”, after that, Hyundai officially unveiled the first image renderings of the car. Now we know more about some specs like safety and performance, like a C02 sensor. The world-premiere in Korea is scheduled on November 26, the all-new Genesis will debut in major markets next year.
“Launched in 2008, Hyundai’s first premium rear-wheel drive sedan Genesis surprised the industry with its outstanding product competitiveness,” said Moon Sik Kwon, head of Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center, in his welcome remarks. “The evolved all-new Genesis is the product of Hyundai’s best resources and capabilities and we strongly believe it will be a game-changer in the market.”
With a total investment of 500 billion KRW, the project began with the aim of developing a world-class premium rear-wheel drive sedan, and it took four years to develop the current model. Its main strengths are: Premium and distinctive design, best-in-class chassis system, premium European brands’ level of driving and R&H performance, cutting-edge safety and convenience features.
With emotional touches included in every detail, conveying Hyundai’s brand identity ‘Modern Premium,’ the all-new Genesis has secured best-in-class basic product competitiveness through numerous tests carried out in various locations worldwide, including the famed Nürburgring in Germany.
The all-new Genesis significantly improved its safety in crash tests due to improved body structure and rigidity. Its torsional and bending stiffness have been increased by applying more ultra-high-strength steel, hot-stamping and double-section structure on the front, partitioned engine room design as well as improved rear and center floor structures.
Hyundai engineers say elevated CO2 levels created by occupant respiration inside the vehicle cabin can cause drowsiness and slow reaction times. When a sensor located near the glove box detects CO2 levels above 2500 parts per million, it turns on a warning light on the instrument panel and triggers the climate-control system to bring in more fresh air from outside.
Passenger safety has been improved by the application of advanced seatbelt functions such as Emergency Fastening Device system (EFD), which tightly fastens passengers in crashes, and Pre-Safe seatbelt, which warns of danger in advance by tightening the seatbelt.
New Genesis will boast adaptive cruise control radar and a lane keeping assist camera to assess the possibility of a potential collision. When the car is traveling at over 51 mph, it will use partial braking to warn the driver of the chance of collision. At 50 mph and under, the car will employ full braking power to prevent a collision.
There are vehicles that use a sensor under the rear bumper to open the trunk, but that means getting on one leg in a potentially slippery surface. With the 2015 Genesis, all you need to do is approach from the rear with the remote key fob on your person. Pause for three seconds and the fob will communicate with the car to open the trunk. This will be a standard feature that is not tied in with the optional power trunk closer.