(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Hyundai's award-winning luxury sedan, the Genesis is now available in the Middle East with a new, top-of-the-range 3.8lt engine as well as a state-of-the-art navigation system.The new model, which complements the current 290hp, 3.8lt V6 version, offers customers higher levels of performance and sportiness while retaining the same levels of luxury for which the Genesis is renowned. The new 3.8lt unit features direct injection (GDI) technology and produces 338hp and maximum torque of 40.3kgm at 5,100rpm.With a maximum speed of 240kph, it can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 6.2 seconds, delivering levels of performance befitting this flagship Genesis model. The 3.8GDI Lambda engine is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers shiftronic manual shift capability. This Hyundai-developed transmission adds two additional ratios to enhance acceleration, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency by six per cent over the former six-speed gearbox.The new model also features additional technology in the form of Hyundai's Driver Information System, which further enhances the driver and passenger experience. The system, which is available in selected countries across the region, includes navigation information and enhanced multimedia options.The new display provides a more intuitive user interface, with an integrated joystick-type function. It will also come with a rear view camera, which projects images on the eight inch screen, giving the driver optimal assistance when reversing into a parking space. Tom Lee, head of Hyundai Middle East's regional headquarters, said, ''The new 3.8GDI Genesis combines a luxurious ride with all the technology and quality touches expected of a premium sedan. ''Yet at the same time it delivers higher levels of performance, making owning and driving the Genesis even more exhilarating than before.The new model reinforces our Modern Premium' philosophy that has been acclaimed by customers and automotive experts around the world.'' The Genesis has enjoyed many international accolades since 2009 when it won the North America Car Of The Year award, and more recently was voted Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car' in the prestigious J D Power and associates 2012 vehicle dependability study.