The decision to offer the Genesis saloon for sale in the UK in limited numbers was taken as the model was engineered in right-hand drive for the first time.
The Genesis Coupe is also engineered for right-hand drive, but Hyundai UK has decided against taking the two-door model as the volumes would be even smaller than that of the four-door saloon.
The Genesis saloon is available to order in the UK now ahead of deliveries early next year. Its price is yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to be just under £50,000.
In the UK, the model will only be offered with a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine and rear-wheel drive.
The Genesis Coupe, a BMW 6-series rival, is set to be revealed before the year is out ahead of a 2015 launch in key markets including North America.
While right-hand drive examples won’t be launched in the UK, they are expected to be offered in other right-hand drive markets such as Australia. At the top of the range will be a 5.0-litre V8-powered all-wheel drive version with in excess of 450bhp.
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