Genesis 1The Hyundai Genesis was first introduced in 2007 at the New York International Auto Show; sales of the new model began in 2008. It is classified as a luxury sedan, though Hyundai prefers the term “luxury sports car;” currently available in two models, the 3.8 and the 5.0, the Genesis starts at $38,000 MSRP and only goes up from there. The 3.8 features a 3.8L V6 engine capable of 311-hp, 18″ premium alloy wheels, dual power-folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators, dual automatic temperature control, leather seating, a heated steering wheel, front and rear seats and headlight washers. The 5.0 features a more-powerful 5.0L V8 engine with 420-hp, 19″ premium-alloy wheels, LED foglights, HID auto-leveling headlights, smart cruise control, ventilated front seats, automatic emergency braking, and a Lexicon-powered 7-speaker stereo system. Read more about the Genesis here.

As a full-size luxury car, the Hyundai Genesis won’t cost you any more to ship than a standard automobile, despite being a full-size. Most automobiles are grouped together by auto shippers under the term “car;” even the Genesis is smaller than the smallest SUV, which itself doesn’t carry any oversize or overweight vehicle shipping fees. These are commonly assessed on larger, heavier vehicles, particularly pickup trucks and cargo vans but also larger sport utility vehicles and minivans, albeit at a lower cost. However, the Genesis won’t run into any of these problems, so you don’t have to worry about its size or weight affecting your pricing at all.

You should, however, worry about the method of shipment you want to use – and in this we mean open or enclosed auto transportation. The Genesis is considered a luxury car, but unlike the Equus, Hyundai’s top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, the Genesis is more common and easier to afford, which means that enclosed transportation may not necessarily be needed, particularly on the 3.8, as it has a few less luxury features than the 5.0. But still the Genesis 3.0 is a $40,000 car, on average, and while it’s not the same as a Nissan GT-R it’s still a spendy vehicle. We leave the decision of open vs. enclosed up to you, but please note that damage on an open carrier is relatively rare, with less than 5% of all transported vehicles reporting significant damage. On the other hand, enclosed is more expensive, but also safer, as it protects your vehicle from the elements and the hazards of the road. It’s up to you, as always, and we do recommend speaking to a professional auto transport representative to get their take on it, as they can likely provide more helpful details than this article.

If you’re searching for an auto transportation quote to ship your Hyundai Genesis, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We here at American Auto Shipping have been in the car shipping business for fifteen years, give or take a year, and we know just about all the ins and outs of the industry. Take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free and will get you a free, custom quote to ship your vehicle straight from us. We work with only top-rated carriers so you know you’ll be in good hands from booking to delivery. If you have questions about shipping a vehicle, or need some help getting a quote or placing an order, you can contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent any time.

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