Features on new Hyundai/Kia models: Genesis uses multiple active safety systems

Increased availability of vehicle stability management, start-stop, and telematics systems

2014/03/19

Summary

Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Genesis
North American International Auto Show 2014

 The following is an overview of the availabilities of major equipment,engines and transmissions on the seven redesigned models launched by Hyundai-Kia Group (Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation) in and after mid-2012.

 Hyundai has adopted active safety systems using cameras and radar sensors as well as newly-developed features that enhance convenience in the Genesis full-size luxury sedan. Meanwhile, Kia has installed Vehicle Stability Management system (VSM) in its compact models including the Forte Koup, Carens, pro_cee'd, and the Soul. Start-stop system has also become increasingly available. Both brands have enhanced functions of their telematics systems.

 Regarding the availability of engines, both Hyundai and Kia have used more direct-injection petrol engines with continuously variable valve timing mechanism. As for transmissions, the Genesis comes standard with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed automatic transmission.


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New models launched by Hyundai and Kia in and after mid-2012

Segment Brand Model Outline
A Hyundai New i10 The new i10 is the second-generation of the subcompact model for the European market. It was designed and developed in Germany and is produced in Turkey. The model was launched in Europe in September 2013.
B Kia New Soul This second-generation small and tall wagon shares the platform with the latest Kia cee'd. The new Soul was released in Korea and the US during the fourth quarter of 2013 and will go on sale across Europe in 2014.
C Hyundai New
Elantra Coupe
This is the sport coupe based on the Elantra sedan. The new Elantra Coupe was launched in North America in 2012 and went on sale in Korea as the Avante Coupe in April 2013.
Kia New Forte Koup This two-door coupe is the third member of the second-generation Forte family, Kia's leading compact car series. It was released in Korea in August and in the US during the fourth quarter of 2013. The model is dubbed 'K3 Koup' in Korea and 'Cerato Koup' in Australia and other regions.
New Carens The new Carens is the third-generation of the five- or seven-seat compact MPV, adopting a newly-developed platform. In March 2013, the MPV was launched in Korea as 'Rondo' as well as in Europe.
New pro_cee'd This three-door hatchback is the third member of the second-generation cee'd family designed for the European market. The new pro_cee'd went on sale in Europe in the spring of 2013.
D Hyundai New Genesis The new Genesis is the second-generation of the full-size luxury sedan. Built on a newly-developed platform, it comes standard with rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration and offers a choice of all-wheel drive (AWD) as well. The sedan was released in Korea in November 2013 and will go on sale in the US and Europe in the first half of 2014.