Hyundai Concept Genesis: a new beginning

Hyundai unveils its Genesis concept at the 2007 New York auto show.

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It looks like Hyundai is vying to be the Samsung of the automotive world. The South Korean automaker showed it is gearing up to take on the high-end Japanese (and German) competition with the unveiling of its Concept Genesis luxury sport sedan at this week's New York auto show. The rear-wheel-drive Genesis, which will be put into production for the 2008 model year, is driven by an all-new 4.6-liter "Tau" engine, mated to a ZF six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai says the car will produce "well over 300 horsepower," and it will go from 0 to 60mph in "well under six seconds."

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We couldn't get inside the model on display in New York to check out the cabin tech, but expect it to come armed to the teeth with in-car gadgetry when it arrives: Harman's Infinity has been commissioned to design a 5.1 discrete surround-sound audio system for the production model, which will also come with the option of HD radio. The 2008 Genesis will come with Bluetooth hands-free calling, a GPS navigation system, a backup camera, and a push-button start.

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