2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: The Utah Plains, Trunk Trouble, Etc...
August 12, 2009
Did you know that Utah has opened up "test sections" of Interstate 15 with an 80-mph speed limit? Neither did I until last week. Here is my favorite shot from the trip -- the Utah plains from the cockpit of the Genesis. The Escort performed perfectly as we covered 2,501 miles at a reasonable pace with no tickets. Plus, with an 80-mph speed limit, there's hardly any need to go much faster than that.
This post will mark the beggining of a few reports from the trip.
As usual, the Genesis handled road duty well, swallowing massive mileage at speed while offering ample comfort. Here, however, is the one glitch we encounted. With only 180 miles to go, the trunk release failed. Or, perhaps I should say, every means to open the trunk except this emergency key failed. The release on the driver's door, the key fob and the electronic switch on the trunk itself all refused to function. Thankfully, Hyundai thought of that and gave us this option.
More to come.
Josh Jacquot, Senior road test editor @ 13,970 miles.