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2015 and 2016 Hyundai Genesis Luxury Sedan 5.0L V8 Can Improve Performance with K&N Air Filters

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2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 equipped with two K&N replacement air filters

The 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 was equipped with dual air boxes due to its need to breathe, and K&N replacement air filters, number 33-5020
and 33-5021, will provide increased airflow

The word genesis means can mean origin or beginning. In the case of Hyundai Motors, the Hyundai Genesis Sedan signals the company’s beginning in the luxury car market. Another first for the Korean automaker is the Genesis Sedan’s optional 5.0L Tau GDI V8 engine. The 5.0L Tau GDI V8 features all aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts, dual continuously variable valve timing, and gasoline direct injection. This technology packed V8 coupled with an over square bore and stroke makes for a potent and lively naturally aspirated 420 horsepower V8.

K&N air filters will provide an increase in airflow, and long service intervals without sacrificing engine protection

Filtration testing was performed on both 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L replacement air filters to ensure the K&N high-flow replacement air filters will provide an increase in airflow, and long service intervals without sacrificing engine protection

Engine technologies aside, most Hyundai Genesis Sedan owners are attracted to this luxury car’s list of standard equipment and price tag. Loads of standard in-car technology, safety equipment, and ample amounts of power has put the Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L trim level on par with cars from other automakers, such as the BMW 535i, Audi A6, and the Lexus GS350. However, the Hyundai Genesis Sedan has its competition beat with over 100 more horsepower and a price tag that is thousands of dollars less. Combine those benefits with the best warranty in the industry and the Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L is the smart buyer’s choice.

A 420 horsepower V8 needs to breathe, and another thing Hyundai did right with the Genesis Sedan was to use a dual air filter box and dual air filter set up. However, from K&N’s perspective, equipping the 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L with ordinary disposable air filters was an error on Hyundai’s part. K&N replacement air filters are made with K&N’s specially woven cotton gauze filter media. Because cotton, by nature, is more breathable than the paper found in typical automotive air filters, a K&N replacement air filter can provide an increase in airflow. More air and less restriction for the 5.0L Tau GDI V8 powered Hyundai Genesis Sedan can result in a boost in horsepower, torque, and better acceleration.

A K&N replacement high-flow air filter is an easy to install performance upgrade for just about any car on the road. Most K&N replacement performance air filters can be installed in 5 minutes or less inside the stock air filter box and without any need for modifications. Since the 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L uses two air filters installation time should be under 10 minutes. K&N high-flow replacement air filter 33-5020 is designed as a direct air filter cross reference for the 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L right (passenger) side air filter box. K&N replacement performance air filter 33-5021 is designed to replace the disposable factory air filter inside the Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L left (driver) side air box. Both of these air filters are expert engineered and made in the USA with an application specific design for excellent fit.

The pleated cotton gauze air filter media provides a large surface area, and because of a K&N air filter’s depth loading properties they are able to provide long service intervals. A K&N replacement air filter used in typical highway driving conditions can go up to 50,000 miles before service is required. When it does come time to service your K&N replacement air filter, the process can be done quickly and easily using one of the readily available K&N Recharger air filter service kits. The ability to wash and reuse a K&N washable air filter means that it will pay for itself over time. Plus, the fact that a K&N replacement air filter can go up to 50,000 miles between cleanings means it will be several years before you need to think about cleaning your K&N air filter.

K&N offers more piece of mind by performing filtration efficiency testing following the internationally recognized ISO 5011 protocol with ISO coarse test dust to ensure that our air filters will provide high airflow without sacrificing engine protection. Filtration testing on both 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L replacement air filters shows an overall filtration efficiency rating of over 98.5%. This means that although a K&N high-flow replacement air filter will provide an increase in airflow, and long service intervals, it does not do so at the expense of filtration efficiency or engine protection. K&N has made these filtration test results available on the product page for each of the 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L replacement air filters.

The K&N replacement reusable air filters for 2015-2016 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 5.0L Tau GDI V8 models are manufactured in the United States and backed by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty. Replacement air filters 33-5020 and 33-5021 are designed to provide increased performance, reusability, and long air filter service intervals without any need for modifications or tuning. Additionally, the factory warranty will remain in effect while using a K&N replacement air filter. If your dealer or service department should give you a hard time, please feel free to reach out to K&N at 1-800-858-3333.

K&N has developed a replacement performance air filter for the following Hyundai Genesis Sedan models:

2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 - Right Side Air box
2016 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 - Left Side Air box
2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 - Right Side Air box
2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L V8 - Left Side Air box

K&N 33-5020 serves as an air filter cross reference for Hyundai filter, number 28128B1000. K&N 33-5021 is designed to replace Hyundai air filter, number 28127B1000.

K&N air filters for Hyundai Genesis models can be found on the Hyundai Genesis Air Filters page. K&N products for other vehicles can be found using the Vehicle Search Tool. To find a K&N dealer near you, use Search for K&N Dealer.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.