Hyundai tops performance study

Korea beats Germany and UK in the battle of the best midsize premium sedans
Jul 16, 2009
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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai beat both BMW and Jaguar in the midsize premium sedan segment in this year's J. D. Power and Associates' (JDPA) study on performance, execution and layout.

The Hyundai Genesis bested the the BMW 5-Series and the Jaguar XF on its first year of inclusion in JDPA's study, which takes to consideration 90 car attributes and judged by 80,900 purchasers and lessees of 2009 model vehicles.

JDPA said the Genesis performed well particularly in tests on the exterior, interior, and engine and transmission. It said Korean car's top three attributes are its roominess, excellent stereo surround sound and the clarity of its rear seat entertainment video display.

Hyundai attributes the comfort it delivers to the 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with touch controls for cooling and heating the cushions. Heating adjustments are also available in the rear seats.

As for in-car entertainment, Hyundai said the Genesis passengers can indulge in music that comes from the Lexicon 7.1 surround-sound audio system with 17 speakers and an 11-channel amp. The same system is found only in the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Genesis sedan with the 3.8-liter V6 engine is available in the Philippines at P3.038 million. It comes in Phantom Black, Hyper Metallic, White Frost, Lunar Beige and Velvet Red body colors.

Check out our Buyers' Guide to see the full specs of the Hyundai Genesis or take a peek at the Korean carmaker's ultra-luxurious Genesis variant in Hyundai unveils limited edition Genesis Prada.
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