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2006-03-07 09:29

Hyundai Genus is a striking crossover-like vehicle

With the Genus concept vehicle Hyundai is combining the sporting dynamism of a coupe with the versatility of a traditional wagon.

The Hyundai European Design Centre, located in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt, was responsible for the design of the vehicle.

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.

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