2014 Hyundai Genesis (Ultimate Pack): owner review
I purchased my Genesis in early 2017. It was one of several 2014 company demonstrators and had a low 15,000km on the clock. I found it really by accident on the net, having driven used C-Class Mercs and 5 Series Beemers, but on the first drive of the Genesis (and having investigated the Make more), I was most impressed with its quietness, comfort, safety and engine. It was, for me, a much better overall package than the others I have mentioned.
- Quality, Comfort, Reliability, Features, Safety
- Interior beige trim gets dirty easily, Some trim items a bit plasticky, No fold down rear seats - just a porthole
It was a blue Ultimate with all the goodies and safety bits and was truly a dream to drive.
I happily purchased it and continue to enjoy driving it every day. It has a sunroof, soft-close doors and a brilliant 17-speaker Lexicon sound system, just to mention a few of its features.
Most people don’t know what car it is but at nearly 7 years old, it still turns heads and raises queries about what it is.
Servicing was free up to 75,000km - which was welcome - and the dealership where I have the services done always goes the extra distance in delivering a quality job. I’ve changed tyres of course and the car has had a couple of minor dingles sorted, but overall it has been absolutely reliable and trouble free. Some purchasers of the Germans sadly can’t boast that!
It has now done 115,000km and feels as good as the day I first purchased it. Reliable, extremely comfortable and very safe, as I’ve said, and I always feel at ease behind the wheel! My work involves quite an amount of driving and this car steps up to the mark perfectly.
While Genesis is a relatively new player in Australia, prospective luxury car buyers should certainly add it to their list. Simply buying a car for some sort of ‘badge cred’ is really crazy and makes people miss out on owning very good, often cheaper, vehicles with more features and better reliability.
WA Police were so impressed with the Genesis that they purchased a number of them for both marked and unmarked duties.
The car, when parked, seems to still attract some people trying to determine what it is. Frequently, Aston Martin and Bentley are mentioned. I'm quite chuffed really!