Home movies showing fails and pratfalls are the central theme of Hyundai's Super Bowl ad for the flagship Genesis sedan we'll get here later this year. The 'Dad's Sixth Sense' ad shows the parent rescuing his son from a series of falls and mishaps from infancy onwards -- but then the Genesis' auto braking saving him from a crash when he's distracted by a pretty girl during a driving lesson.
Hyundai confirmed to Carsguide in 2011 that the Genesis coupe would be built in right-hand drive and reach the Australian market, and has since confirmed at the recent Detroit motor show that we'll get the sedan as well. Timing for the four-door is the final quarter of 2014, but the coupe's arrival is yet to be scheduled.
The rear-wheel drive sedans will arrive here with a 248kW 3.8-litre petrol V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. We'll miss out on the 5.0-litre V8 and all-wheel drive versions which are planned for now only in left-hand drive.
Hyundai says the coming Genesis will have a stiffer chassis and raises the bar on the brand's driving dynamics, quality and features -- and will also get specific tuning on the redesigned multi-link rear suspension from Hyundai Australia’s own engineers to better match it to our local driving conditions.
The new car will offer improved technology, including a choice of four driving modes, intelligent cruise control, blind-spot detection with heads-up display, lane-keeping assist and departure warning, and a 9.2-inch high-definition touscreen interface.
Watch the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Super Bowl ad here.
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