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Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis eyes Indian mkt, Auto News, ET Auto

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Genesis was launched by Hyundai in 2015 as a individual luxurious model, and aside from household sector South Korea, the model is accessible in the US.

New Delhi: Genesis, the luxurious model of Korean car or truck main Hyundai, may perfectly be planning for a run on Indian streets, such as with electric choices. It seems to be to get on the German trio of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, aside from Jaguar-Land Rover and Lexus.

The enterprise may assemble the cars to keep away from the higher import duty, though an original debut may materialize by way of the fully-designed import route. Genesis was launched by Hyundai in 2015 as a individual luxurious model, and aside from household sector South Korea, the model is accessible in the US. It recently entered the higher-volume Chinese sector, and is now debuting in Europe. India could probable be the next spot for the model and feasibility scientific studies for this have previously started, Hyundai India MD & CEO S S Kim told TOI.

“We are conducting feasibility analyze in the luxurious phase, though it is way too early to talk of any definitive programs and start dates,” Kim mentioned.

He mentioned the luxurious car or truck business is dominated by German makers in India and Hyundai is understanding explanations for their solid holding, and how new models can make an entry. Kim mentioned in spite of coming from a mainstream car or truck model such as Hyundai, Genesis has been equipped to produce a solid area of interest in luxurious category in marketplaces such as the US and South Korea.

“Philosophy and main values of Genesis are absolutely diverse when as opposed to a Hyundai.” Hyundai is not the only carmaker with a individual luxurious model. Toyota sells luxurious cars beneath Lexus, and Nissan owns Infiniti.

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