The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be one of the stars of the Detroit motor show next week. It's pretty big news stateside and we already know quite a bit about it, but more will emerge as the wraps come off tomorrow night. I did some homework on the new model last week, and Hyundai UK's press team sent me this:
"The new Hyundai Genesis will have its worldwide debut at the North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) in January 2014.
"It is a vehicle that demonstrates Hyundai’s technological capabilities and shows its ability to produce a car offering high levels of luxury and comfort. It will also showcase a new evolution of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture Design Language – known as Fluidic Sculpture 2.0
"It is a car engineered primarily for larger global markets like the US and Korea but a limited number will be brought to Europe to illustrate Hyundai’s capabilities. For the first time, the new Genesis will also be available in RHD and as such a small number will be available to order in the UK direct from Hyundai Motor UK Ltd from the middle of 2014."
The previous-generation Genesis went on sale in the USA in 2008. That car was not offered to UK buyers. All of this got me thinking about the differences between Hyundai in the USA and the UK. If you click on the photos above, you will see screen shots of the Hyundai model lineup in each market. A few thoughts: