Hyundai Genesis: Car of the Year


When you think of a midsize sedan, what comes to mind?  Yesterday, we showed a video released by Motorweek on YouTube, comparing ten different models.

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But, does the Hyundai Genesis come to mind?

The Genesis is a premium version of the Sonata model.  Some would say, it’s in a class of its own.

"“The Genesis impressed us with high-quality interior materials, refined driving dynamics and dramatic exterior styling that elevates the Hyundai brand as a whole,” said Luke Vandezande, managing editor. “More than a great car, the 2015 Genesis is a great luxury car.”"

The Car of the Year committee evaluated new or significantly refreshed vehicles for the 2015 model year. editors crowned Genesis the winner among the finalists including the Audi A3, Ford Mustang, Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen GTI. Genesis was selected not only for its exceptional value, but also its impressive options at every engine type, including the available 5.0 liter V8.

"“Earning the Car of the Year for Genesis means that the all-new model has the stamp of approval from some of the auto industry’s most esteemed road test editors,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The Genesis continues to rise above for its smooth drive and handling, high safety ratings, design and value.”"

Furthermore, the redesigned Genesis earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Sedan of the Year from Esquire magazine, 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.

[2014. Hyundai. Hyundai Genesis Honered as 2015 Car of the Year. [Press Release] via]

Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook one of the best cars on the road.

Now, people in the market should just give it a chance.  It may just win them over.