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 European models' specifications: PSA, Renault, Fiat, GM, Ford and Volvo (Jan. 2014)
  US models feature increased use of automatic braking systems (Aug. 2013)
  Features on new Japanese models: regenerative braking use grows (Jul. 2013)



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.


New driving assistance systems: Hyundai's first automatic emergency braking

 Among driving stability features, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) which coordinates the functions of ESC and power steering is increasingly available on compact cars including the B-segment Kia Soul. In the Genesis, Hyundai Motor has installed new HTRAC AWD system which electronically controls torque-split between the front and rear axles, and Intelligent Drive Mode that allows a driver to select from four drive modes. As for the equipment for better fuel efficiency, Intelligent Stop & Go, a start-stop system, has become more available.

 Regarding driving and parking assistance features, the Genesis is equipped with Hyundai's first Automatic Emergency Braking,  and Lane Keeping Assist System that provides steering assist to help prevent inadvertent lane departure. Kia vehicles have increasingly used FlexSteer that allows a driver to choose a steering mode depending on his/her preference and road conditions, and Active Eco System which adjusts the torque map and shift schedule to maximize fuel efficiency for the models with automatic transmissions.

 Concerning visibility features, the Kia pro_cee'd compact car comes with Adaptive Front Lighting system which automatically swivels the headlight beams in conjunction with the steering angle to illuminate the direction of travel. The Genesis employs High-beam Assist that automatically switches high/low beams when it detects preceding and oncoming vehicles.

 Among equipment for enhanced comfort and convenience, Ventilated Driver's or Front Seats and Heated Steering Wheel have become more available to compact cars. Adoption of the telematics systems is growing as Hyundai's Blue Link and Kia's UVO eServices have expanded their functions.

Advanced features available on Hyundai and Kia's new models

Hyundai Kia
Driving stability
(including fuel efficiency)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) Elantra coupe Forte Koup, Carens, pro_cee'd, Soul
HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive System Genesis
Intelligent Drive Mode Genesis
Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) i10 Carens, pro_cee'd. Soul
Driving/parking assistance Automatic Emergency Braking Genesis
Lane Keeping Assist System Genesis
FlexSteer Forte Koup, Carens, pro_cee'd, Soul
Active ECO System Elantra coupe Forte Koup, Carens, Soul
Visibility Adaptive Front Lighting System Genesis pro_cee'd
High-beam Assist Genesis
Comfort/convenience Ventilated Driver's/Front Seats Genesis Forte Koup, Soul
Heated Steering Wheel Genesis, i10 Forte Koup, Carens, pro_cee'd, Soul
Blue Link/UVO eServices Genesis Forte Koup, Soul

 

 



Increased use of direct-injection/direct-injection turbo engines with CVVT

 Hyundai installs direct-injection petrol engines in the Genesis and the Elantra coupe - a 3.8-liter or 5.0-liter engine for the Genesis luxury sedan and a 2.0-liter engine for the Elantra compact coupe. These direct-injection engines, all of which are equipped with the Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) systems, boast of better fuel economy, lower emissions and higher power.

 Kia also adopts direct-injection petrol engines for its compact cars including the Forte Koup, the Carens, the pro_cee'd and the Soul. Most of them feature the CVVT system on the intake valve or on both the intake and exhaust valves. The Forte Koup and the pro_cee'd also install a 1.6-liter direct-injection petrol engine with a turbocharger. While Kia adds diesel engines for its models designed for Europe, it uses a 1.7-liter diesel turbo engine for the Carens compact MPV.

D segment: engines and transmissions on Hyundai Genesis

Features on Genesis for the US are shown.
"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Hyundai
Genesis
3.8L Petrol GDI V6 with D-CVVT (Lambda, 311 hp) A
5.0L Petrol GDI V8 with D-CVVT (Tau, 420 hp) A
8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC paddle shifter S
Source: Hyundai US official web site, Hyundai's press release on new model
(Note) 1. The 3.8-liter direct-injection Lambda engine, which was improved for the new Genesis, includes a three-stage variable intake system, a triangular-pattern fuel injector and an air-gap exhaust manifold. It has a high compression ratio of 11.5:1. The Lambda engine also adopts a D-CVVT system.
2. The latest version of the 5.0-liter direct-injection Tau engine delivers high power, lower emissions and better combustion efficiency, benefitting from an optimized intake runner length, enhanced timing chain for reduced friction and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), low-torque exhaust manifold, increased compression ratio (11.8:1) and upgraded multiple-injection mapping. It also uses a D-CVVT system.
3. The 8-speed automatic transmission which all grades of the new Genesis come standard with was developed by Hyundai. This transmission offers enhanced shift logic and speed, better acceleration, sport-mode mapping, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency. It includes SHIFTRONIC manual shift capability with paddle shifters located on the steering wheel.

 

C segment: engines and transmissions on Hyundai Elantra coupe, Kia Forte Koup, Carens and pro_cee'd

Features on Elantra Coupe and Forte Koup for the US and those on Carens and pro_cee'd for Europe are shown.
"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Hyundai Kia
Elantra coupe Forte Koup Carens pro_cee'd
1.4L Petrol with CVVT (98 hp) A
1.6L Petrol GDi turbocharged with D-CVVT (201 hp) A A
1.6L Petrol GDi (133 hp) A
1.6L Petrol GDi with CVVT (133 hp) A
2.0L Petrol GDI with D-CVVT (173 hp) S A
1.6L Diesel (CRDi)(126 hp) A
1.7L Diesel (CRDi) turbocharged (114 hp, 134 hp) A
6-speed manual transmission S A
6-speed manual ISG A A
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC S
6-speed automatic transmission A
6-speed automatic DCT A
Electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive O
Source: Hyundai US official web sites, Kia US/UK official web site, Hyundai/Kia's press releases on new models
(Note) 1. The 2.0-liter GDi engine installed on the 2014 Elantra coupe produces 173 hp, a 17% increase over the model's previous engine. It features a D-CVVT system to help lower emissions and provide better fuel economy - an EPA highway fuel economy of 34 mpg.
2. The grade of the Forte Koup which comes with a 1.6-liter GDi turbo engine is the most powerful among all grades of the model, delivering 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The grade with a 2.0-liter GDi engine produces 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque.
3. The 1.7-liter diesel engine mounted on the Kia Carens includes a variable geometry turbocharger. The Carens fitted with a 1.7-liter 114 hp diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission incorporating a start-stop system boasts CO2 emissions of 124 g/km and an NEDC combined fuel economy of 4.7 liter/100 km.
4. The 1.6-liter GDi model is the first pro_cee'd which made a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) available. The DCT offers the convenience of an automatic transmission and the efficiency of a manual transmission, resulting in better fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions.
5. The GT and GT Tech versions of the Kia pro_cee'd are powered by a 1.6-liter GDi turbo engine. It is the first time in Europe that Kia has offered a turbocharged engine. The addition of a turbocharger raised power output by 51% to 201 hp and torque by 61% to 265 Nm.

 

A/B segment: engines and transmissions on Kia Soul and Hyundai i10

Features on Kia Soul for the US and those on Hyundai i10 for Europe are shown.
"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Kia Hyundai
Soul i10
1.0L Petrol 3 cylinder (Kappa, 66 ps) A
1.2L Petrol 4 cylinder (Kappa, 87 ps) A
1.6L Petrol GDi (Gamma, 130 hp) with D-CVVT A
2.0L Petrol GDi (Nu, 164 hp) with D-CVVT A
5-speed manual transmission A
6-speed manual transmission A
Electronically controlled 6-speed automatic overdrive with Sportmatic A
4-speed automatic transmission A
Source: Kia US official web site, Hyundai UK official web site, Hyundai/Kia's press releases on new models
(Note) 1. The six-speed automatic transmission mounted on the Kia Soul includes Sportmatic manual shift capability.
2. The 1.0-liter Kappa engine installed on the Hyundai i10 produces maximum output of 66 ps at 5500 rpm, 700 rpm earlier than in previous i10. Maximum torque of 94 Nm is generated at 3,500 rpm. This unit is available with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) as a factory-fitted option. In this form, its maximum power is 67 ps at 6200 rpm with maximum torque of 90 Nm produced at 4500 rpm.
3. The models of the Hyundai i10 equipped with a 1.2-liter Kappa engine are expected to account for approximately 40% of total sales. This engine offers maximum output of 87 ps at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 120 Nm at 4000 rpm.

 

 



D segment: major advanced features on Hyundai Genesis

 In the D segment, Hyundai has installed a number of active safety systems using cameras and radar sensors in the Genesis full-size luxury sedan. The model also employs HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive system for the first time as a Hyundai sedan. Among features for comfort and convenience, the Genesis adopts CO2 Sensor Control System (the world-first technology according to Hyundai) that monitors the CO2 concentration in the cabin and automatically activates the ventilation system. The Genesis is also the first Hyundai model to offer its second-generation Blue Link telematics system.

D Segment: major advanced features on Hyundai Genesis (US model) (data from Hyundai's press release)

Driving
stability
HTRACAll-Wheel-Drive system  HTRAC is a newly-developed electronically-controlled full-time AWD system. The Genesis is the first Hyundai sedan to offer this system. It weighs as light as 165 lbs and optimizes torque distribution between front and rear axles according to the road and driving conditions. The system allows a driver to select a driving mode: the Normal and Eco modes provide confident control in all-weather conditions while the Sport mode offers agile handling by distributing more torque to the rear wheels. These driving modes are programmed in concert with Intelligent Drive Mode.
Intelligent Drive Mode  Intelligent Drive Mode enables a driver to select from four driving modes (Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow) depending on the driving conditions and the driver's preferences. Transmission mapping, throttle responsiveness, stability control, and suspension damping settings are altered according to the selected mode. The Genesis is the first Hyundai model to offer this system.
Driving/parking
assistance
Automatic Emergency Braking  This is the Hyundai's first automatic emergency braking system. It monitors vehicles ahead with a front view camera and radar sensors. If the risk of a collision with a preceding vehicle is detected and the driver does not respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. When the Genesis travels at 5-50 mph, full braking force is applied to avoid collisions or mitigate damages. If the model moves at 50-112 mph, partial braking force is applied to give collision warning.
Smart Cruise Control  Smart Cruise Control utilizes a radar sensor mounted in the front grille to maintain a certain distance to the vehicle ahead. The system is able to bring the Genesis to a full stop when the preceding vehicle stops.
Blind-Spot Detection system (BSD)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA)
 By using the radar sensors in the rear bumper, BSD warns the driver of an approaching vehicle in his/her blind spot behind and alongside the Genesis with an indicator on the relevant side mirror. If the driver ignores a warning and attempts to change the lane, the system additionally issues an audible warning as well as a haptic warning by vibrating the steering wheel. For the model equipped with a head's-up display, the indicator is also projected on the windshield.
 LCA detects vehicles approaching at high speeds from behind the Genesis in adjoining lanes during high-speed driving.
 RCTA monitors cross-traffic vehicles behind the Genesis when it is reversing out of a parking space.
Lane Departure Warning System(LDWS)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
 LDWS, available as optional equipment, uses a front view camera to recognize a lane ahead and its markers. If the vehicle begins to move out of its lane without activating a turn signal, the system warns the driver with an indicator on the instrument panel and steering wheel vibration.
 LKAS, available as optional equipment, provides a steering assist to help prevent inadvertent lane departure when the vehicle is travelling at speeds over 43 mph.
Automatic Vehicle Hold  Automatic Vehicle Hold is a function of the electronic parking brake. When the vehicle stops at a traffic signal or in congestion, this function automatically holds the vehicle at a stop even after the brake pedal is released and until the accelerator pedal is depressed.
Parking Assistance System  The system uses eight ultrasonic sensors mounted on the front and rear bumpers along with a rear view camera to monitor the surrounding conditions when parking. Distance to objects is indicated on the display on the dashboard as well as with an audible warning.
Visibility High-beam Assist (HBA)  HBA, available as an optional feature, automatically switches from high to low beams of the headlamps when it detects either vehicles ahead or oncoming traffic at night. If there is no vehicle around, high beams are reactivated. It offers excellent visibility without dazzling other drivers.
Comfort/
convenience
CO2 Sensor Control System  As the world's first feature, this system uses a sensor mounted under the glove box to monitor the concentration of CO2 in the cabin and automatically activate a ventilation system. According to Hyundai's research, occupants start to feel drowsy when the concentration of CO2 exceeds 2,000 ppm.
Head's-Up Display  The system, available as an optional feature, uses a set of mirrors combined with an LCD display to project driving information on the windshield. Information including speed, Smart Cruise Control status, navigation, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and audio system data is projected at a perceived virtual distance of approximately six feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility while driving.
Smart Trunk System  This system automatically opens the trunk if a person with a smart key stands within three feet of the rear bumper for longer than three seconds. It provides an audible warning and flashing light prior to opening. Unlike competitors' systems, it is not necessary to kick a foot under the rear bumper.
Driver's Seat with Power Bolster and Cushion Extender  This is Hyundai's first function available as an optional feature on the driver's seat. With Power Bolster, the seat back bolster can be adjusted through controlling individual air cells in the seat with a built-in air-pressure pump and controller valve. Cushion Extender allows a tall driver to extend the front end of the seat cushion upward and forward for reducing fatigue from driving.
9.2-inch High-Definition Screen  The 9.2-inch high-definition touchscreen, a segment first, is located on the center console. It provides various functions including a navigation system, Bluetooth streaming audio and Driving Information System.
Blue Link  The Genesis is the first Hyundai to employ the second-generation Blue Link telematics system. Additional functions include destination search powered by Google (voice recognition), enhanced remote access (engine, climate control and defroster), and automatic collision notification and SOS emergency assistance (including user-selected emergency contacts notification).
 Blue Link can be accessed through a smartphone, web application, or onboard system. Existing functions include route guidance, vehicle maintenance scheduling, setting a speed limit and curfew when the owner shares his/her vehicle with young children, and remote locking and unlocking.

Source: Hyundai US official web site, Hyundai's press release on new models

 

 



C segment: main features on Hyundai Elantra coupe, Kia Forte Koup, and Carens

 In the C segment, all four new models come standard with VSM which coordinates the functions of ESC and power steering. Hyundai Elantra coupe for the US market adopts a navigation system including 7-inch high-resolution display and Blue Link telematics system. Kia Forte Koup designed for the US features a Ventilated Driver's Seat and UVO eServices telematics system. Kia's Carens and pro_cee'd for Europe are equipped with a start-stop system, LED Daytime Running Lights, and a navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen.

C segment: main features on Hyundai Elantra coupe and Kia Forte Koup, Carens and pro_cee'd

Features on Elantra Coupe and Forte Koup for the US and those on Carens and pro_cee'd for Europe are shown.
"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Hyundai Kia
Elantra
coupe
Forte
Koup
Carens pro_cee'd
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) S S S S
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) S S S S
Traction Control System (TCS) S S
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) S S S S
Rear Spoiler S S S
Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) A A
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) S S A
Collision safety Dual Front Advanced airbags S S
Front Airbags S S
Side Airbags (Front) & Curtain Airbags S S S S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear Camera Display O S A A
Reversing Sensors A S
Emergency Stop Signal S S
Cruise Control S S A
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) S S S
FlexSteer (1 in the Table below) S S A
Gear Shift Indicator A A
Active ECO System (2 in the Table below) S S A
Visibility LED Daytime Running Lights S A
Xenon Adaptive Front Lighting System with Automatic Leveling A
Automatic Headlight Control O S A A
Projector Headlights with LED accents O
Electrically Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors S S S S
Electrically Folding Door Mirrors S S
Side Mirrors with Turn Signal Indicators S
Door Mirrors with LED Turn Signal Indicators S A A
Front Fog Lights S A
Cornering Lights S A
Rain Sensing Front Wipers A A
Front Wiper De-icer A A
Heated Rear Window S S
Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror A
Auto-dimming Mirror with HomeLink O
Comfort/
convenience
Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger) A
Heated Front Seats S O A A
Ventilated Driver's Seat O
Electric Seat Cushion Extension (3 in the Table below) A
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning O A A
Ionizer A A
Automatic Defog System A A
Rear Air Ventilation O S
Cooling Glove Box S S S
Heated Steering Wheel O A A
Bluetooth Connectivity S S S S
Multifunction LCD Full Color Display (4 in the Table below) A
7-inch Navigation System with High-resolution Display O
7-inch Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with
European Mapping & Traffic Messaging Channel
A A
Blue Link O
UVO eServices Infotainment System (5 in the Table below) S
Voice-Command Navigation System O

Source: Hyundai US official web sites, Kia US/UK official web site, Hyundai/Kia's press releases on new models

 

Major advanced features on Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte Koup, Carens and pro_cee'd
(1)
FlexSteer
 FlexSteer allows a driver to choose from three steering modes depending on his/her preferences and road conditions. Normal mode enables agile driving as a compact car; Comfort mode provides a 'light' handling with greater electric assistance; and Sport mode gives a direct feedback from the road with less power assistance.
(2)
Active Eco System
 Active Eco System is available on the automatic transmission model. It adjusts torque map, shift schedule, torque filtering and idling speed to maximize fuel efficiency.
(3)
Electric seat cushion extension
 This feature is designed for long-legged drivers. The bottom cushion of the driver's seat can be extended for optimal driving comfort.
(4)
Multifunction Display
 Multifunction Display shows analog-style meters for standard mode. By pressing the 'GT' button on the steering wheel, it can be switched to 'GT mode' and indicates digital information including speed, engine torque, turbo boost pressure, engine coolant temperature, average fuel economy and remaining distance.
(5)
UVO eServices
 With UVO eServices telematics system, the user can manage music, make hands-free calls and use the Google map search engine. Other functions include: (1) the user can reach Kia's call center to ask for assistance with the touch of a button; (2) when an airbag deploys, the system automatically calls emergency call center to notify the location of the vehicle; (3) the system reminds the user of maintenance schedule; (4) the user can run a diagnostic check anytime on the vehicle; (5) the system saves the parking location of the vehicle and guides the user back to it with the assistance of the GPS function on the smartphone; and (6) when the user shares the vehicle with young children, he/she can set a curfew.

 

 



A/B segment: main features on Kia Soul and Hyundai i10

 The Kia Soul compact tall wagon in the B segment and the Hyundai i10 subcompact car in the A segment employ a stop-start system and a heated steering wheel. The Kia Soul also features VSM which coordinates the functions of ESC and power steering, FlexSteer that offers driver-selectable steering modes and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

Kia Soul
Kia Soul
North American International Auto Show 2014
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
North American International Auto Show 2014

A/B segment: main features on Kia Soul and Hyundai i10

Features on Kia Soul for the US and those on Hyundai i10 for Europe are shown.
"S" Standard on all grades, "A" Standard on some grades, "O" Optional
Kia Hyundai
Soul i10
Driving stability
(including
fuel efficiency)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) S S
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) S
Traction Control System (TCS) S
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) S
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) S S
Rear spoiler S
Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) system O A
Collision safety Dual Front Advanced Airbags S
Front Airbags S
Side Airbags (Front) & Curtain Airbags S S
Driving/parking
assistance
Rear Camera Display AO
Rear Parking Sensors O
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) S A
Emergency Stop Signal S
Active Eco System AO
Cruise control AO O
FlexSteer S
Visibility LED Daytime Running Lights A
Automatic Headlights AO
Heated, Power Outside Mirrors S A
Outside Mirrors with Turn-signal Indicators A A
Power-folding Outside Mirrors A
Front Fog Lights AO A
Front Static Cornering Lights A
Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror A
Comfort/ convenience Heated Front Seats & Rear Seat Cushions O
Heated Front Seats O
Ventilated Front Seats O
Heated Steering Wheel O O
Cooling Glove Box A
Supervision Meter Cluster with 4.3" TFT Color LCD O
UVO eServices Infotainment System AO
Bluetooth Connectivity S AO

Source: Kia US official web sites, Hyundai UK official web site, Hyundai/Kia's press releases on new models

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