2011 Hyundai Genesis Interior, Exterior Styling
The Hyundai Genesis looks like the offspring of Lexus and Kia. Its exterior styling is regal and shapely, but cannot compare with BMW’s unabashed sportiness or Mercedes-Benz’s snobbish refinement. While doters may term it understated elegance, the unbiased eye and mouth would call it pretty but unoriginal. Functionality takes precedence over festooning; Hyundai keeps the shape aerodynamic and reserves 16 cubic feet for the rear trunk. As a whole, there are no excessive flares or sporty spoilers, just smooth lines matched with appealing angles. In fact, it really does not look much different than the Hyundai Elantra or Sonata. It is pretty, but not stunning.
The interior is where the Genesis truly comes to life. It regales the driver with lavish amenities and lots and lots of room in which to relax. Unlike other luxury sports car designers, the Hyundai focuses on more than just the driver and his steering wheel. The interior is handsome and allows both driver and front passenger ample room. The rear seating is designed for children. Orchestra seating gives rear seat passengers a pleasant and uninhibited view. Similar to its exterior styling, the interior holds fast to traditional fashion. Beautiful wood trim lines the dashboard and instrumentation panel, while occupants recline on premium heated leather seats. The instrumentation panel and control center look quaint, almost retro – minus the center LED information screen. The layout is simple, but not ascetic.