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Hyundai Booth Tour – SEMA 2014


You know whoever is in charge of the Hyundai SEMA show cars is a performance freak as each year they make sure to bring something with astronomical power numbers. This year at the 2014 SEMA Show, they brought a couple vehicles to help with that. First up is the white Ark Performance Genesis. This beast is really tastefully done with just the right amount of carbon fiber added to it to keep it looking great without being overdone. Under the hood a Rotrex supercharger bumps the horsepower figure to 550. On the show floor the Genesis was dropped down on its air suspension with its forged concave wheels just slightly tucked. A set of Brembo brakes provides some improved stopping power.

I said that Hyundai brought some cars with astronomical power numbers, while 550 horsepower from the Genesis doesn’t really fit that description, the Bisimoto built 708 horsepower Sonata definitely does even if it’s a lot less than the 1,029 horsepower Genesis Bisimoto built for SEMA last year. Parked beside the Bisimoto Sonata was the JP Edition Sonata which according to Hyundai is supposed to connect Los Angeles street art culture with automotive enthusiasts. I’m not too familiar with Los Angeles street art culture but I don’t think a blank white canvas really reflects that. An AEM cold air intake and MagnaFlow exhaust kit are listed as the performance mods. Alrighty then.

Toca Marketing Group built the “Steel Phoenix” Genesis which features a one-off Garrett twin turbo setup to force feed the 5.0L V8 pushing the output to 600 horsepower. A full ARK Performance catback exhaust system is included to help the engine breathe a bit.

Now let’s talk about the big power. The red Blood Type Racing built Genesis Coupe in the middle of the booth not only looks aggressive with its wide bolt on over fenders and super wide body kit by Japanese designer Kei Miura, but is packing nearly 1000 horsepower under the hood via a Precision turbo with the boost cranked way up plus a shot of nitrous. The BTR Genesis Coupe is 40mm wider up front and 60mm wider out back.

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Hyundai brings 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe to SEMA, and plenty more [w/video]

Hyundai has a thirst for horsepower. How else could we explain the scene you see above, in which there exists a 708-horsepower front-wheel-drive Sonata tuned by Bisimoto (black and white, above left) powered by Hyundai’s 2.4-litre Theta II engine? Or the little red number you see hiding in the…

Hyundai Genesis gets stanced by Ark Performance for SEMA

Hyundai has yet another high-performance concept for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in November to join its 708-horsepower Sonata. For this one, Ark Performance is taking the Genesis Sedan and pumping up the output by supercharging its 5.0-litre V8, along with a mile-long list of other…

2015 Hyundai Genesis earns IIHS TSP+ [w/video]

Hyundai has just earned itself another Top Safety Pick+ award, following on the success of the Elantra way back in August 2013. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has certified the new, second-generation Genesis luxury sedan as a TSP+ following a successful round of crash testing.


2015 Hyundai Genesis demonstrates safety with high-stakes blind tests

For better or worse, technology like adaptive cruise control, backup cameras, lane keeping assist and other safety features have revolutionized the way cars drive. Hyundai is proving just how advanced its assists are in a trio of new videos starring veteran stunt and race driver Rhys Millen.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Is The Second Chapter Of Genesis A Revelation?

Hyundai grabbed our attention with its first-generation Genesis. Now, with this second-gen model, the company’s job is to keep it. The 2015 Genesis, known internally as “DH,” wisely follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, a model…

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Is The Second Chapter Of Genesis A Revelation?

Hyundai grabbed our attention with its first-generation Genesis. Now, with this second-gen model, the company’s job is to keep it. The 2015 Genesis, known internally as “DH,” wisely follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, a model…

Hyundai Genesis V8 HTRAC may come with performance orientation

When the second-generation Hyundai Genesis arrives in dealers, customers looking for the new all-wheel-drive variant will need to settle for the 3.8-litre V6. This is no bad thing, as the V6 is a sound engine, but what if you want that brawny, 429-horsepower, 5.0-litre V8? For now, you’re stuck …

Hyundai Guns For Germany With The New Genesis

A review on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis reads more like a gadget article than an automotive piece. The only thing Hyundai wants to talk about is the technology inside, which is a shame because I think there’s a great car surrounding it. But hey, who am I to argue if their marketing team thinks the tech is more important? So let’s start with that.

I suppose you know a car is going to be packed with nifty new features when it makes its North American debut at CES instead of a car show. It all starts out normally, Hyundai has updated their BlueLink system to include Google destination search, along with remote start/stop, climate control and defrosting. It also allows you to send a destination to your car from your smartphone, making it much easier to plan a route in comfort. They’ve also added Sensory Surround Safety, their version of collision detection and avoidance. As with similar technologies, the car detects whether you’re about to hit something and whether or not the driver knows they’re about to hit something and applies the brakes to avoid or mitigate the collision. If a collision can’t be avoided then Automatic Collision Notification will notify a customizable list of contacts immediately, a handy feature for the concerned parent. I like ACN as a parenting feature a lot more than GM’s Teen Driver.

But looking past BlueLink gets us to the really cool new tech, specifically the Genesis Intelligent Assistant app. Program the app with your normal commute and it will constantly monitor traffic and temperature before you’re scheduled the leave. If traffic is bad, it will send you a message, alerting you to leave earlier. If the temperature goes above or a below a certain threshold it will also ask you if you want to start the car and turn on climate control. This app is smarter than I am. I’ll wake up, see that it’s snowing and still decide to spend 15 minutes browsing Beyond instead of leaving early. In addition to these “Why can’t all cars do that?” features, you can monitor vehicle health and status on the app, and even book maintenance through it if a problem is found. The app integrates thoroughly with BlueLink and gives owners an unprecedented level of control with their new Genesis. Hopefully we see more of this tech in the rest of their lineup soon.

Now, moving on, we’ve still got a car to review. And there’s a lot to talk about.

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2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan is your new luxury sleeper [w/video]

While we’ve already tested Hyundai’s all-new, second-generation Genesis Sedan in its home market, the Korean brand unveiled the North American-spec luxury car to the sleep-deprived journalists of Detroit.

The big sedan isn’t wildly different from its KDM counterpart, boasting the same pair of …

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