The Genesis has been Hyundai’s flagship model since its debut in 2008, but it’s never been available in Europe or the UK. However, that’s all set to change as the all-new second-generation car arrives.
Like its predecessor, the newcomer is an imposing four-door saloon that’s targeting the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Lexus GS.
There’s only one version, which is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic, with Hyundai saying they will sell just a handful of cars each year. The lack of diesel powertrain means the appeal of the Genesis will be limited in the UK.
But if a big V6-powered petrol luxo-barge is the kind of thing you're after and you value comfort and refinement over a sporty drive, then the Genesis could well surprise you. It's spacious and absolutely loaded with kit.