Too Bright, Too Blue - 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: Too Bright, Too Blue

October 07, 2009

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Our 2009 Hyundai Genesis adopts the same interior lighting tradeoff found in our old Veracruz, about which I've already whined.

But allow me to re-whine. The instrument cluster is too bright at night, even when dimmed to the lowest setting. And when you peg the dimmer low like that, the little blue-lit buttons elsewhere in the cabin are all but illegible. Letters lit in blue have poor edge definition and so look fuzzy.

Hyundais get blue and Kias get red as a means to differentiate them. I get it, but it's silly. Form should follow function when it comes to information. Give Hyundais red backlighting, or anything other than blue.

At least the two primary gauges above didn't fall victim to this blue nonsense.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 17,520 miles.

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