South Korean auto-major Hyundai premiered its luxury sedan Genesis in India at the Auto Expo 2016 in February, hinting at the launch of the sedan in the domestic market. Although the company is yet to reveal the launch plans of the Genesis in India, what seems to be good news about it is that the car has started testing on Indian roads. A fresh batch spy shots of the Genesis has started doing the rounds, indicating the car's arrival anytime soon.
Caught on camera by Team BHP in Bangalore, the spy shots show a black Genesis performing its test runs. In India, the Genesis is expected to be offered with a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine. It can pump in 311bhp power at 6000 rpm and 397Nm torque at 5000 rpm.
In the international market, the Genesis is also offered with 3.0-litre petrol and 5.0-litre V8 motors, producing 253bhp of power and 253bhp, respectively. The top-of-the-line model with 5-litre mill is offered with an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
In terms of dimensions, Hyundai Genesis measures 4,990mm in length, 1,890mm in width, and 1,480mm in height. It features multi-functional steering wheel, heated front seats, Blind Spot Detection, engine start/stop button and traction control. Other features include a power tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof, Lexicon 17-speaker sound music system, ventilated seats and LED fog lights.
In India, Hyundai Genesis will rival Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 5-Series and Audi A6.
Hyundai also has a standalone new brand Genesis, which will have six new models in its line-up by 2020. The luxury brand will initially launch its models in the Korean, Chinese, North American and Middle Eastern luxury car markets and later will expand its reach to Europe and other parts of Asia.