After some significant updates for the 2012 model year, Hyundai is keeping the same starting price on the 2013 Genesis Sedan 3.8 , and increasing the price on the 5.0-liter V-8-powered R-Spec model only $300. This brings the starting prices for the two models of the newly-consolidated Genesis line to $35,075 and $47,675, respectively. The 4.6-liter V-8 model was discontinued for 2013.
Changes on the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan are limited primarily to an upgraded navigation system with an enhanced multimedia controller and driver information system, and the addition of Hyundai's BlueLink telematics service with the Ultimate Navigation system included in the Technology package.
Since the addition of direct-injection to the 3.8-liter V-6 for the 2012 model year, the power gap between the base engine and the 4.6-liter V-8 narrowed considerably, making the formerly top engine option an awkward tweener between the 333-hp V-6 and 429-hp 5.0-liter V-8.
The 2013 Genesis Sedan 3.8 is available with two option packages, the Premium Package, and the Technology Package, which adds additional content on top of the Premium Package. Equipped with the top-spec Technology package, the Genesis Sedan 3.8 goes for $44,175, or just $3500 less than the 5.0 R-Spec, which comes only one way, fully-equipped with the Technology Package standard.
The 2012 model year saw significant updates to the Genesis Sedan line, with the the addition of the 5.0 R-Spec model, direct-injection on the V-6 model, and an eight-speed automatic on all models.