2009 Hyundai Genesis V6: ULEV The Good Life
September 22, 2009
Check out the Hyundai's 3.8-liter V6 without it's big plastic engine cover. It's hideous. Might be the ugliest engine I've ever seen. Well, it's in the top five anyway.
Damn shame, this is one heck of an engine. Smooth, quiet, powerful, efficient and it is ULEV certified (check photo on the next page), which stands for Ultra Low Emission Vehicle. ULEV vehicles emits 50% less than other current models, and it's a great way to shut people up at dinner parties.
"Hey Scott, saw your big luxury sedan outside. You obviously don't care about the environment like the rest of us golf obsessed droids. You should have gotten a Prius like Bob, Jack, Jim, Larry, Ed, Mike, Burt and I."
"No thanks Tom. I'll keep my Genesis, it's an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle just like Ed's wife's Honda Odyssey and the Accord your wife drives."
Sure they're Prius's are SULEV cerified, which means they are Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles and burn 90% cleaner than other models, but there's no way Bob, Jack, Jim, Larry, Ed, Mike, Burt and Tom know that. They are smug but dumb.
And I know that I'd rather drive our Genesis than a Prius any day of the week.
Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 16,932 miles