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2015 Genesis at CAE_H

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Settling in to the 12-way adjustable leather seat, surrounded by elegant matte real-wood trim and a refined dash that features an analog clock, you’d swear you were sitting in a luxury German vehicle. But instead of the usual circular blue and white logo in the middle of the steering wheel there’s a pair of brushed silver outstretched wings with the word Genesis emblazoned on them. As in Hyundai Genesis.

The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis has been redesigned to give the BMW and Mercedes-Benz mid-sized sedan segment some stiff competition. And with refinements and whiz-bang technology included for a price that is nearly 10K less than the other guys similarly-equipped, the Genesis will quickly become a go-to ride for those looking for luxury.

“It is a dream to drive. It’s responsive, dynamic and feels like a German-made vehicle out on the road,” enthused Otto Kyriakidis, Senior Manager of Premium Product Operations for Hyundai. He recently drove the Genesis to Chapman Hyundai in Scottsdale for a special preview day. And while Kyriakidis is paid to be enthusiastic, in this case its justified. From an industry-first CO2 monitor that detects when carbon dioxide levels are high enough to induce drowsiness and lets fresh air in to the cabin, to a trunk that automatically senses when your hands are full and opens, the 2015 Genesis is luxe-affordibility at its best.

“Here, listen to this,” Kyriakidis says, pulling out a quarter and tapping on the rear side window. “Hear that? The glass is specially-designed to reduce wind and road noise. It dampens the sound,” he explained to a nearby customer. “A lot of thought has gone into the design of this vehicle.”

Premium touches like a high-def 9.2-inch nav screen, a full-color heads-up display, power rear sunshade and LED tail and fog lights are standard on the Genesis equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine. The Parisian-gray model Kyriakidis drove from LA to Chapman Hyundai in Scottsdale featured a 3.8L V6 and made an impressive 24mpg in real-world highway driving conditions. This from a naturally-aspirated, traditional engine; estimates on city mpg haven’t been released, but expect them to trail the other segment models who use forced-induction engines to boost mpg.

The vehicle is produced exclusively in the same Hyundai factory in Uslan, South Korea as the Equus. Look for the 2015 Genesis to hit Chapman Hyundai in Scottsdale by the end of May.

hyundai bluelink and verizon

Because in-car technology is the top selling point for most auto buyers today, automakers are rushing to link their models to the Internet. Beginning in 2015, Verizon connectivity will be implemented on 2015 vehicles, starting with the Hyundai Genesis. Visit Chapman’s Phoenix Hyundai dealership for more information.

Existing Verizon customers will be able to add their cars to their monthly rate plans, at prices that haven’t yet been set. Verizon and Hyundai are currently working on a bundle rate for various types of data services. Initially, the cars will offer 3G wireless service, though 4G will eventually be available. This will bring you everything from streaming audio and video to up-to-the-minute navigation and traffic information. Eventually, the range of solutions offered will include safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment.

The Hyundai Genesis will also see the debut of Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link system. According to Hyundai, video streaming and wireless hot spots are not initially part of the Hyundai second-generation Blue Link connected car service. Blue Link includes Google’s search capability in the navigation system and a Google Glass application. The Google Glass app will help you remotely start their car or unlock their doors, search for gas stations or call roadside assistance. The pairing with Verizon allows Hyundai to offer faster services.

The 2015 Genesis is expected to hit showroom floors, including Chapman Hyundai, by May 2014. Verizon service will eventually be offered in all of Hyundai’s U.S. models.

Service Appointments via BlueLink

Hyundai values a stress-free experience for the owners of all Hyundai vehicles. With Hyundai’s BlueLink, driving has never been safer, easier, more convenient or more fun. This innovative technology sends and receives messages to keep you well connected at all times.

On occasion, vehicles may experience an issue whose cause isn’t immediately known.  And now, with the addition of Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics system, Hyundai drivers are offered the hassle-free option on scheduling Hyundai service appointments in three, convenient ways.

For instance, via the handy BlueLink button, that, when pressed connects you with a BlueLink agent who will arrange a service appointment for you at you nearest Hyundai dealership, such as Chapman Hyundai in Scottsdale. The agent will also record any information or special requests you may have and communicate them to the service professionals at the dealership.

Then there is the option to schedule a service appointment right from your iPhone or Android device by downloading the Hyundai BlueLink app available through your phones’ respective app stores. Acting as an extension of Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics system, the mobile phone app increases connectivity between the driver and car. There are instructions on the app, as you go along, that help you effectively schedule your service appointment.

Lastly, you can go to MyHyundai.com and via activated BlueLink features, schedule a service appointment the same way you would from your smartphone. Other added measures available through Blue Link service scheduler include: maintenance alert notifications via text, email or inside the vehicle and a monthly email with information about your vehicle’s overall health.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can get hooked up with BlueLink telematics in your new Hyundai model, like the Genesis, Tucson, Elantra etc., then we invite you to stop by Chapman Hyundai, today!