The 2.0T Sport version is the enthusiast version so less weight means a faster car.Could you clarify that please? In another thread a guy had a cut sidewall in a tire and was in an area with no cell phone connection. How would it be better for him? Or anyone else?
It is not just Hyundai/Genesis, but every manufacturer with a line of smaller cars is going to the inflator kit. As consumers, we should demand it be replaced with a drive-able spare. It is not often needed but when a tire cannot be inflated, it sure is nice to have a spare, not a tiny pump trying to fill a 3" gash.
The dealers and salespeople should be working to get real spare tires too, so they have long term happy customers.
Probably not a big difference. I would personally take the spare. It is what it is, however, considering many manufacturers also only include tire inflators. A spare doesn't cost much considering the 2.0T Sport is only $45,500 CAD (Genesis vehicles in Canada are fixed price).So, better until you have a serious tire problem. I'd think most owners will take the performance trade off on a cold rainy night with a sidewall gash. How much difference do you think there is in a 0 to 60 time?
I have owned 3 BMW's since 2006 and all had run flats and no spares. I think all are like that for some time now.Don't some BMW cars come from the factory with run flat tires and no spares?
I too have asked this question and I'm waiting for the GXM to get back to me. I'm not holding my breathe though, as he didn't seem very confident as to the availability of a mini-spare. I would certainly accept the nominal weight penalty for the reassurance of having something there to get me home.interesting. i don't have a problem with Genesis taking this weight-saving approach as their baseline for owners who want the highest performing package out of the box. but i will prefer to have the added assurance of a real spare for day to day driving when an extra 50lbs won't kill me. if i track it or want to take my chances i'll just remove the spare for the trip. i've done the same for track days with my older G35 when i also removed everything else that was loose like floor mats...
can someone clarify if the 2.0T Sport can be ordered with a mini-spare for a nominal up-charge? i know others like Infiniti have this as an added option. they charge ~$200 for a 'spare tire/wheel kit'. the 2.0T sport must have the same trunk pan layout as other trims so the issue can't be fitment of the spare tire.