Created at the Hyundai European Design Center in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt, Genus
combines the sporting dynamism of a coupe with the versatility of a traditional
The dynamic five-door concept blends roominess and comfort with elegance and practicality.
The Genus challenges the traditional compromise of vehicle choice faced by demanding
modern lifestyles. It offers space and comfort, similar to a traditional wagon,
but has an elegant, dynamic exterior.
The Rüsselsheim design team developed the Genus as a D-segment vehicle with a broad
appeal to many target groups. Thus, with its multi-use concept the Genus can be
used for work, shopping trips, family holidays as well as for numerous recreational
A long wheelbase, reduced front and rear overhangs and a wide stance enable increased
interior comfort and loading capacity without compromising the fundamental proportions
inherent to a coupe. For maximum versatility, the floor features an integral hatch,
which can be lifted to reveal a retractable bench seat. The bench extends out to
rest over the trunk sill and together with a sliding deck that is concealed in the
bumper, it forms a multi-use outside seating area. The sliding deck can also be
used separately for transportation of bicycles and other sports equipment.
Due to an inset B-pillar, the side windows form a continuous line. They are fully
retractable and together with a large panoramic glass roof enable multi-sensorial
experiences normally associated with coupes and cabriolets.
The medium-size wagon is powered by a 2.2 liter Common-Rail Diesel engine ( CRDi
) and equipped with a 5-gear automatic transmission for a dynamic, yet comfortable
and economic ride. The 4WD underlines the sporty character of the Genus.
The Genus' interior represents the concept of a versatile living space, a cocooning
environment with a high beltline in which to feel safe and protected. In being surrounded
by the rhythm of curved flowing volumes creating a sensory spirit, passengers will
experience a relaxing environment. The cosseting wave inspired form of the seats
provides an exciting invitation for occupants. Seeking to encapsulate passengers,
an integrated supporting shell flows in a serene wavelike form, which is repeated
in a perforated graphic on the seat upholstery. The shell embraces the seats and
forms a visual alliance from the centre console to the integrated armrest.
- Configuration: 4WD, 2 2 coupe-wagon
- Wheelbase: 2,850 mm
- Overall Length: 4,750 mm
- Overall Height: 1,565 mm
- Overall Width: 1,870 mm
- Wheels: 20' aluminum
- Engine: 2.2 liter CRDi
- Transmission: 5-gear automatic