FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 – The 2015 Hyundai Genesis was named the Sedan of the Year by popular men’s magazine Esquire for its luxurious design and smooth drive, while delivering value to owners. The Esquire judges took the considered vehicles out to its proving grounds, which was an all-public road set in rolling hills that includes 17 miles of tight turns, hard-breaking zones and floor-stomping straights.

“The redesigned Genesis stood out as this year’s 2014 Esquire Sedan of the Year for providing owners the best experience possible with its superior driving dynamics,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Esquire is one of the world’s most iconic men’s publications, which adds validity that Genesis delivers on outstanding design, advanced safety and technology – all components that matter most to today’s premium car shoppers.”

In addition to earning the Sedan of the Year honor from Esquire, the 2015 Genesis was named to the prestigious North American Car of the Year short list, where the winners will be announced at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2015 Genesis was also recently recognized as ALG’s Residual Value Award winner in the Premium Full-Size Car segment for being projected to retain the highest percentage of its original price after the typical ownership period of three years compared to competing models. Furthermore, the redesigned Genesis earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Luxury Car of the Year from Popular Mechanics, Best Luxury Car by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards, Best Luxury Sedan from Ruedas ESPN, Car of Texas from the Texas Auto Writers Association, and Top Family Choice from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is all-new inside and out with a host of premium features and improved dynamics. Riding on a completely revamped platform, the sedan is stiffer and stronger than before. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are offered. Two engine options are available: a 311 horsepower 3.8 liter V6 and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8, while an advanced HTRAC AWD system is available for the first time on a Hyundai passenger car. With a base pricing starting at $38,000, a true blend of premium value, safety, bold design and superb driving dynamics can be had with the 2015 Hyundai Genesis.