Hyundai’s Genesis sedan and sportier sibling Genesis Coupe rang in at number five on CarsDirect’s Top Ten Cars of the Decade Countdown. CarsDirect is one of the leading multi-brand online car buying services, providing new and pre-owned automobiles and related products and services. Other cars that made the Top Ten Cars of the Decade Countdown include the Honda S2000, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan 350Z, Ford Fusion, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, MINI Cooper, BMW 3 Series and Toyota Prius.
“Even though the Hyundai Genesis didn’t enter the market until late in the decade, it was a game-changer nonetheless. When introduced in 2008, the Genesis marked a huge change for Hyundai,” said Armaan Almeida, automotive editor, CarsDirect. “While the Genesis sedan tackles the full-size luxury segment, its sibling Genesis Coupe takes on sporty two-door cars like the G37 and 370Z. And like its sedan counterpart, it has yet to fail.”
Hyundai’s Genesis sedan, the 2009 North American Car of the Year, sets a new benchmark in the premium car category. With a starting price of just $33,000, Genesis includes performance and luxury features typically found on vehicles costing thousands of dollars more. Using the same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture, Genesis Coupe is Hyundai’s most dynamic performance car ever designed to appeal to true driving enthusiasts. The Genesis Coupe offers a 2.0-liter intercooled four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 210 horsepower, and a 3.8-liter V6 with 306 horsepower.
“2009 has been a remarkable year for Hyundai and having the Genesis and Genesis Coupe recognized by CarsDirect on its Top Ten Cars of the Decade helps us carry the momentum into 2010,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The Genesis and Genesis Coupe have proven Hyundai is a brand capable of creating game-changing vehicles and we look forward delivering more quality, stylish and affordable cars in the new year.”