After a few photos the Genesis brand of cars of Hyundai surfaced in India, rumor mills were rife with chatter that the Korean carmaker was planning to bring the Genesis in India. But now Hyundai officials have confirmed that they have no such plans and they are going to bring the Genesis to India anytime soon. This news was confirmed by Hyundai officials at the press conference of the launch event of Creta SUV.
In India, Hyundai is known for launching mainly small cars and at times, SUVs. But internationally it has some pretty sleek sedans up its sleeve, which it sells through the Genesis brand. The Genesis offers premium sedans which has powertrains ranging from 5.3-liter V6 to 5.0-liter V8. Some of the cars in the Genesis series can easily be compared with Mercedes E Class or BMW 5 Series.
But given Indians’ obsession with known brands when it comes to luxury sedans, we believe, Hyundai took a good decision not to launch the Genesis in India. After all, we have all seen the fate the Maruti Kizashi suffered, didn’t we?