COSTA MESA, Calif., March 26, 2013 The Hyundai Genesis, acclaimed for its premium segment leadership, made the AAA’s list of Top Vehicles for Commuters. AAA’s top vehicle picks are selected by AAA Auto Buying experts who test drive and evaluate hundreds of vehicles each year. Fuel efficiency, comfort and overall performance helped create this top list of vehicles that get drivers through daily commutes with ease.

“This V6-powered Genesis sedan is refined, powerful and roomy,” said John Nielsen, director, AAA Automotive Engineering Repair. “The V6 engine turns in an exemplary performance and the new eight-speed automatic transmission raises the performance level to the point that the optional V8 is unnecessary. Having a vehicle that is reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable can really make a difference in your everyday routine.”

“The Genesis is a smart buy for commuters looking for comfort, a large interior and advanced standard safety technologies,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With an efficient, high-performance V6 engine or with the even more powerful available V8, the Genesis is the perfect vehicle choice for drivers commuting to work.”

Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis sedan continues its premium segment leadership for 2013 with simplified model offerings and a new ultimate navigation system with Blue Link® telematics. The 5.0 R-Spec model and the 3.8-liter Lambda powertrain remain available with a new optional eight-inch Driver Information System (DIS) display with navigation and an enhanced multi-media controller.

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