2012 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Prices 2012 Genesis Lineup, 5.0 R-Spec Model

2012 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai’s foray into the luxury market with the Genesis sedan has gone quite well. While it hasn’t been a blockbuster, sales have been reaching nice levels – clearly people are willing to pay good money for a vehicle badged Hyundai. The cause will only be helped further as the higher-end Equus gains in public perception.

For 2012, Hyundai has upped the ante further with the Genesis. Continual improvement is a must and the company recognizes that. The Genesis gets a new front fascia, headlights and taillights and as well as tweaked interior and package options.

The real news though for enthusiasts is the Genesis R Spec model. It is powered by an all-new, direct-injected 5.0-liter V-8 making 429 horsepower and 376 pound feet of torque. The car has a more aggressive appearance than the standard car, along with sports suspension tuning.

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The rest of the engine lineup gets changes that offer more power as well as better mpg numbers. The 4.8-liter V-8 that has formed the top-level model for the Genesis remains at 385 horsepower, and now returns 26 mpg on the highway, up one from last year’s 25.

The base model 3.8-liter V-6 adds 43 hp and 27 pound feet of torque, now producing 333 hp and 291 lb-feet thanks to direct-injection technology. It gets 29 mpg on the highway. New eight-speed automatic transmissions are now offered across the engine lineup.

Hyundai has just released updated pricing for the 2012 models. The base model Genesis 3.8 V-6 starts at $34,200, and upgrading to the V-8 will set you back $44,500. The new Genesis 5.0 R-Spec comes in at $46,500.