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Sedans are popular among families and Hyundai has redesigned its Genesis to be more alluring than ever.

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis is expected to start at $36,000. Hyundai hopes this vehicle will compete with similar cars in the U.S., Asia and Europe. According to caranddriver.com, the previous Genesis sedan failed to gain the attention of buyers. So, Hyundai redesigned the car in hopes it would break into the market.

The outside is  sleeker than the previous model, making it look more compact. The new Genesis looks more like a sports car, a move the Korean-based auto manufacturer did to target Audi and BMW.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the new Genesis sports a V8 engine with 429 horsepower. The vehicle also comes with updated technology with push-button start, rear-view camera and rain-sensing wipers. Radio, phone, cruise and trip buttons can be found on the steering wheel. The driver’s seat can be heated and cooled for maximum comfort. To look at these features on other Hyundai’s visit Chapman Hyundai.

The vehicle sports 19-inch tires and the inside is spacious, with enough room for four adults to fit comfortably on a long ride. For drivers looking for trunk space, the Genesis offers that with a 16-cubic foot space. However, the back seats do not fold down. Drivers can also enjoy other amenities including a sunroof, power rear sunshade and sliding visors.

Reports from test-drivers say the vehicle is easy to figure out and offers a smooth, effortless drive.

The car is expected to arrive at dealerships later this year. For the 2014 Hyundai Genesis stop by Hyundai Scottsdale.

BlueLink

 

America’s love of the automobile has nearly been matched by its newfound passion for smartphones. So what could be better than joining the two? Automakers like Hyundai are introducing connected in-car systems that bring apps to the dashboard this fall.

The overall idea is to give a driver the entertainment and communications features of a phone while avoiding the distraction of picking it up behind the wheel. Instead, select apps, like streaming music from Pandora or weather information, are sent from the phone to the car and displayed on the vehicle’s in-dash screen. Smartphone addicts can give up their handsets and toggle through apps using voice commands or buttons on the car’s console.

At a Phoenix Hyundai dealer, you’ll find a suite of connected services under Hyundai’s  Blue Link system. It includes remote diagnostics, as well as remote unlocking and tracking. BlueLink’s many features range from a vehicle-diagnostic information system to a feature that allows owners to set alerts if their teenager drives outside a set geographic boundary to locating a casual restaurant.

You have a few options when it comes to music. You can listen to CDs, plug in an MP3 player or other device via USB or AUX cable. You have AM/FM radio, XM radio (which must be paid for monthly after a trial period). And you can stream music wirelessly from a smartphone to the car via Bluetooth.

The nice thing on the music end is that if you set everything up before you go and it’s very easy to toggle between the various music sources. There are even controls on the steering wheel allowing full control via the stereo unit and with the same thumbs up/thumbs down voting available to phone-app users.

BlueLink is available at Scottsdale Hyundai with a tiered subscription service, starting at $99 annually for the Essentials Package, which includes remote door lock/unlock, car finder, and curfew alert; the Guidance Package is an extra $99 per year and includes turn-by-turn navigation, traffic and weather info, and daily route guidance. The base Assurance Package comes standard for three years on new Hyundai vehicles and includes automatic collision notification, 911 dialing and enhanced roadside assistance using GPS.

For more information on BlueLink technology, visit Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.