Hyundai needs to head to Vegas and put it all on black, because the 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 demonstrates just how much of a roll the Korean automaker finds itself on these days. If the original Genesis sedan was a wakeup call to traditional luxury marques that there was a weasel loose in the henhouse, this second-generation model sounds and air raid siren indicating things will never again be the same in the high-end sedan segment.
The full-size Hyundai Genesis 5.0 offers four-door shoppers all of the comfort and much of the style proffered by German, Japanese, and American premium rides, but without asking buyers to pay for any built-up brand equity. In short, the Genesis 5.0 can be seen as a bargain Mercedes-Benz E-Class, or a classy alternative to the Cadillac CTS. Are there shortcomings to be had with the Hyundai? Yes, of course there are - but name me a luxury vehicle that doesn't under-deliver in at least one area and I'll still show you a price tag that dwarfs the very reasonable ask for the Genesis sedan.