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Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Genesis, Car Comparisons
#2944 of 7308 Re: But [houdini1]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Good point..unlike american car companies Hyundai is pouring millions and millions into research and development for years. Only now are we seeing their hard work and dedication... Just look the Genesis, Equus, 2011 Sonata, new Tucson... Heads above anything they have done in the past. They are muscling their way to the top, even in uncertain times and taking on competition that just a few years ago would have been laughable
#2945 of 7308 Re: But [toye]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:08 pm)
That makes sense, re next-gen Veracruz moving to the premium brand. It will need an SUV, and today the Veracruz isn't differentiated enough from the Santa Fe IMO. If that happens, the new brand could have four vehicles from the get-go... more than the Japanese premium brands started with I think.
#2946 of 7308 Re: But [backy]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:32 pm)
I lot wonderful things were said about the Genesis Coupe. But one thing that did disappoint me was the interior. Although nice it didn't give me the "WOW' factor when I laid eyes for the first time on the interior of the Sedan. The GPS system will be soon available and that will upgrade the interior and increase sales. Assuming Genesis becomes a brand I suspect a luxury version of the coupe will be developed. A couple of co workers have bought the Coupe (first time Hyundai owners) and couldn't be happier
#2947 of 7308 Re: But [toye]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:38 pm)
It wouldn't take much to spruce up the interior a bit. I don't see a need for major tweaks to the coupe to fit into the premium brand. A more powerful V6 could be offered, for example.
#2948 of 7308 Re: But [backy]
Sep 06, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Perhaps a V-8 (they couldn't fit Tau into present coupe)
#2949 of 7308 Re: But [toye]
Sep 06, 2009 (3:58 pm)
I suppose there are some who think the coupe must have a V8. I'm not one of them. There's plenty of headroom in the V6 architecture. Also, moving the coupe to the luxury brand will pit it more against the likes of the 370Z and G37 than the US V8 coupes.
Sep 06, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I just read in my local paper's auto section yesterday that Genesis gets an 8 speed tranny for 2011. Assume that probably means also the sheet metal change?
Sep 06, 2009 (5:10 pm)
The newpaper article said the Azera will stop production. Also, Hyundai's minivan will also stop production. Don't remember what the name of the car is because I don't pay attention to minivan news.
#2952 of 7308 Azera not Genesis
Sep 07, 2009 (3:30 am)
Isn't there a Genesis forum out there....Take all this except the revelant Azera posts there.
#2953 of 7308 Re: But [bobad]
Sep 07, 2009 (3:56 am)
When they keep harping endlessly on the same thing over and over, on every forum in the world, it makes me doubt their objectivity
I agree. Though sometimes people have the tendency to spread complaints to the whole universe for reasons I dont really understand myself, but it's out there and it happens. I do make an exception, if someone's asked, then it's only natural to answer. Just keep it clear and go easy on the temper when making the comments.
A word on the upcoming Tucson: while I'll reserve most comments until I try it myself, I can comment on the looks: better but still off. I can see the resemblance to CX-7 and some Ford products right away, and not in a good way.
In comparison, the SantaFe has eery resemblance to VW Touareg and Infiniti FX. However the result is good looking and nicely proportioned. Tucson isn't doing a good job so far, though Veracruz is even worse.