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2013 Hyundai Genesis Gets More Infotainment, Loses Engine

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On: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:00PM | By: Chris Weiss


2013 Hyundai Genesis Gets More Infotainment, Loses Engine

Hyundai announced recently that the 2013 Genesis will get some updates and tweaks. The model loses the 4.6-liter V-8 engine and gains a new navigation system.

Hyundai implies that it has dropped the 4.6-liter engine to simplify the Genesis line-up. The 429-hp 5.0-liter V-8 will be offered exclusively on the high performance 5.0-liter R Spec, while the 333-hp 3.8-liter V-6 will power other Genesis models. In other words, Genesis buyers won't have an option of engine.

What Genesis buyers will have is an optional 64-GB Driver Information System with navigation and 8-inch display. The system includes an improved user interface with rotating dial with joystick-type function, enhanced voice recognition and redesigned navigation screen layouts. A new set of "hot keys" provides more direct control over certain functions.

Hyundai's BlueLink connectivity and driver assistance system is available on the 2013 Genesis. The system, which can be accessed from the rear-view mirror, on a smartphone or via computer, combines Internet connectivity, integrated Bluetooth features and driver assistance.

The base-level $79 Assurance package includes features like roadside assistance and monthly vehicle reporting. The $179 Essentials package adds features like voice-text messaging, remote unlock and engine start, stolen vehicle recovery, and vehicle diagnostics. The $279 Guidance package combines all the Assurance and Essentials features with navigation-oriented functions like turn-by-turn directions, POI web search and traffic.

The new Genesis includes a free one-year BlueLink trial subscription, which we assume is for the basic Assurance package.




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