2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Genesis on the Tour
February 23, 2009
Just when you thought you'd seen all the Tour of California blogs, another one appears. I loaded the three-strong family into the Genesis -- no easy challenge given that the most recent addition is still only 11 months old. Those with kids know how much accoutrement kids this age require. And I wasn't going without the Super Stroller.
What's the Super Stroller, you ask? Hit the jump to find out.
That, friends, is the super stroller. And, oh yeah, behind it is the Genesis. Anyhow, thanks to an elegant redesign which accommodates large wheels, the Stroller can tackle any terrain. And it does so almost as comfortably as the Genesis managed to swallow it and every manner of kid-associated crap we brought along, including the world's largest convertible baby seat.
We also found a new use for the Genesis' trunk.
I let the Genesis stretch its legs on the way to San Diego County and was thrilled to find out its nav system allows one to set a destination while moving (Relax, maybe the wife entered the destination. Maybe.).
Hyundai's new sedan also has a superbly simple Bluetooth interface and is a quiet enough inside that the kid slept like, well, you know. It's also darned good looking. Just look at the thing. I'm not really a big sedan guy, either. That honor goes to Brian Moody. But the Genesis has won me over. It strikes a perfect balance between large and drivable. And it's not unwieldy or too soft.
The day was going swimmingly. Until, that is, this loser showed up and began heckling every rider -- hardly what they need when competing at the ragged edge of their physical ability. Sheesh.
Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 1,590 miles