The Genesis was showcased earlier this month to gauge customer response and could be launched in the country next year as a brand builder for the automaker.
Earlier this month, Hyundai showcased the 2015 Genesis luxury sedan in India at the Autocar Performance Show in Mumbai in a bid to gauge response from customers. The South Korean automaker has imported three units of its flagship sedan in the country, one of which was spotted doing rounds in Chennai near the company’s facility. Based on the response, Hyundai India could launch the Genesis sedan in the country competing against the Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5-Series, Audi A6 and the likes in the segment.
The Hyundai Genesis has impressive road presence with its overwhelming dimensions measuring 4990 mm in length, 1890 mm in width, and 1480 mm in height. The simple yet elegant design is certainly pleasing and will favour a host of corporate executives looking for something elegant but not too flashy. The sedan comes with well appointed interiors with state-of-the-art creature comforts including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto climate control, Bluetooth hands free control as well as Intelligent drive mode select, vehicle stability management and electronic stability control. The rear seat also boasts of impressive space and comfort.
Internationally, the Hyundai Genesis is equipped with a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine producing 311 HP of power and 397 Nm of torque (the spied model has the same engine) while there is also a base 3.0-litre petrol mill and a 5.0-litre V8 motor with All-Wheel Drive also on offer. If Hyundai does plan to launch the Genesis in India, the model is expected to be priced on par with competition, considering it already undercuts the competition overseas. The automaker will be bringing the mid-size luxury sedan via the CBU route and is expected to be priced in the Rs. 50-60 lakh space. There is no diesel on offer and its German rivals are locally assembled.
Source – Turboz & Pistonz