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Old 3rd November 2007, 12:32   #1
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Today's TOI reports that Hyundai will replace its Elantra with sports Sedan Genesis which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show.

It is expected to be priced in Rs 12-14 lakh range

Here is how it looks

http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncateg...6/genesis1.jpg

http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncateg...6/genesis2.jpg

Looks somewhat like the Camry

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So much for TOI's research! Looks like the next version of the azera.. It looks big to replace the elantra..

Hyundai Concept Genesis

In fact it is pitched against the BMW 5 series! Spied: 2009 Hyundai Genesis - Car News - Car and Driver June 2007


It’s full speed ahead for Hyundai’s 5-series fighter. Our advice: It'd better be good.
BY STEVE SILER, PHOTOGRAPHY KGP PHOTOGRAPHY June 2007

We’re still getting used to the idea that Hyundai will start producing a credible near-luxury sedan in the second half of 2008. The folks at Hyundai are in full-prep mode creating a rear-wheel-drive reality from the Genesis sedan concept that headlined its stand at the 2007 New York auto show in April.

From various angles, the Genesis caught testing looks like a lot of other cars we can think of, including the Infiniti G35, BMW 5-series, Acura TL, and various Lexuses. Funny concept, Hyundai copying Lexus—it wasn’t long ago that we accused Lexus of copying a certain German luxury maker.

In New York, Hyundai officials said about 90 percent of the Genesis concept cues would make it into production, with changes to include such tweaks to the front—where styling matters most—as fiddling with the fascia, as well as slight modifications to the rear. We knew the headlamps were slated to get bigger, but the cool high-set, squinting eyes on the concept appear to have grown into big normal-looking units—and thus into ubiquity. The sculpted three-bar grille has turned into a flat, conservative five-bar deal, and the full-width lower air intake with rectangular fog-lamp units has turned into a conventional triple-aperture design with round fogs. Yawn.

Too bad, because the interior should pass muster. Hyundai has promised it will pack the Genesis full of high-brow goodies—enough to compete with the likes of the aforementioned 5-series as well as the Mercedes-Benz E-class. Given how well equipped the $25.000-to-$30,000 Hyundai Azera is, we have no reason to doubt Hyundai’s abilities when given even more real estate (and budget) to work with. Just how closely Hyundai can imitate the fit and finish of its German rivals remains to be seen.

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wow looks to classy for that price range
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Man! it looks like a mean machine. But, Elantra's replacement. I can't believe this.

Looks like Hyundai has got some good designers but poor marketing guys.!
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Looks nice though it is very similar looking to the New Camry. But I seriously doubt the pricing.
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And I dont think that headlight cluster will make it to production
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Good move. I'm sure people like me would always prefer an amp to the Elantra
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Today's TOI reports that Hyundai will replace its Elantra with sports Sedan Genesis which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show.

It is expected to be priced in Rs 12-14 lakh range

TOI is nuts. As is ET. No way this thing is going to sell for 12-14 lakhs and no way the Santa Fe is going to sell for 8.5.

Do you seriously expect a 4.6 litre 340 bhp V8 to sell for 12-14 lakhs? And how can we on THIS forum even quote a report like that which says that this RWD billed as a sporty luxury car will replace a 2.0 litre diesel econo sedan?

Somebody in TOI has been smoking some exotic stuff. However, we should be more responsible than this.
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the car has toyota camry written all over it. i really doubt the pricing and like said by steeroid a 4.6 litre V8 sell for 12-14 lacs is a dream. it would be in the 21- 41 lac figure according to me. the car would definately aimed to compete against the likes of the E class, 5 series and the audi A6 segment. it sure is not a replacement for the elentra.
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it would be in the 21- 41 lac figure according to me.
I'll go a step ahead and say that this wont make it to India. Ever. We dont have a performance luxury market large enough for the biggies - why would Hyundai want to try and get a share of the crumbs? Not worth the effort.

I think we should close this thread, and perhaps Hyundai should sue the TOI group. This is absolute nonsense and we are not doing ourselves any favours by discussing it in earnest.
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Auto CAR-06- Hyundai's Future Plans
1.Hyundai verna = October 06 Launch (tick)
2.Diesel Sonata = End 06 (tick)
3.Getz Diesel=End 07 (tick)
4.New Santro=End07 (tick)
5.New Hyundai Elantra = End 07 ????????? Am surprised that till now no one has spotted this being tested anywhere in India :( .
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Today's TOI reports that Hyundai will replace its Elantra with sports Sedan Genesis which was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show.

It is expected to be priced in Rs 12-14 lakh range

Here is how it looks

http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncateg...6/genesis1.jpg

http://blogs.cars.com/photos/uncateg...6/genesis2.jpg

Looks somewhat like the Camry

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It is not coming as a replacement for Elantra.. But it is placed against BMW and Merc. in America and was first shown in New York Auto Show.

Dude its 4.6L V8 24 Valve and well over 300 hp sedan with 20" alloys. GPS system bla bla bla. Its price is well over 30k US, i think 38k USD. Not at all possible for 14-15 lakh. lol and Such a big Engine for just 14-15 lakh? na na

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Auto CAR-06- Hyundai's Future Plans
1.Hyundai verna = October 06 Launch (tick)
2.Diesel Sonata = End 06 (tick)
3.Getz Diesel=End 07 (tick)
4.New Santro=End07 (tick)
5.New Hyundai Elantra = End 07 ????????? Am surprised that till now no one has spotted this being tested anywhere in India :( .
A confusion is there... either i30 will replace elantra i30 is a hatchback in other countries. But in an article in hindustan times i think they said i30 sedan will replace elantra. Dunno what's going on.... Elantra 2007 will replace old elantra or i30 sedan will replace?
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Replace the logo and its a camry........
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Replace the logo and its a camry........
Exactly. I wonder how folks are saying that Hyundai has good designers!!
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