Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

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It is no secret that Korean automaker Hyundai is slowly but steadily building up its model lineup
and if we may add, with impressive designs.

Offering a model in almost every vehicle segment except a pickup, in the United States at least,
sources close to the automaker have revealed the uprising Korean marque will offer a
BMW 3 Series rival - dubbed the RK - among other compact sports sedans around 2016.

The Hyundai HDC-14, last seen at the Detroit auto show, could also be the design inspirations
for the upcoming competitor to what is deemed as one of BMW's most important nameplates
in the German company's lineup.

With short front and rear overhangs, a powerful front fascia and a dynamic fastback roof line
that portrays motion even when stationary - we believe Hyundai is heading in the right direction
to take on the German automotive giant.

With little details on what powers the RK, an online source believes a turbocharged
2.0-litre four-cylinder in the Genesis Coupe or the 3.3-litre V6 in the Azera could make an
appearance under the hood.

Also in the plans are product refreshes or all new models starting from the Elantra facelift that was
teased a week ago right up to hybrid versions of the seventh generation Sonata that is set to arrive
in the first half of 2015, and a hydrogen-powered Tucson to help the automaker meet California's
zero-emissions directive.

Hyundai seems to be on a roll at the moment, and if everything sets well, we could see some
interesting products from the Korean automaker in the near future.

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Internally codenamed RK, the rear-wheel driven compact sedan will share a design language
and driving characteristics similar to the already dynamic-looking Genesis Coupe (above),
albeit in a dimension larger than a 3 Series
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

I wonder why the Genisis Coupe isn't sold in Sg (or why they never made a RHD version).
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

you want to park a rebadged F30 335 or Hyundai at hotel lobby?

MW;1023317 said:
I wonder why the Genisis Coupe isn't sold in Sg (or why they never made a RHD version).
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

u need to see which hotel. Hotel 81 the Hyundai would be king.
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

MW;1023317 said:
I wonder why the Genisis Coupe isn't sold in Sg (or why they never made a RHD version).

nobody will buy

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Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

K9 is very nice. I sat inside one in Seoul recently. Very modern and the headlights are damn nice.

But its not a BMW. Give me free I also dun wan
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

lucky you mentioned Seoul ... i was wondered which country would buy K9 because the price is also high
and those who can afford K9 will not look at K9 la ...
does this mans K9 target market segment is wrong?
but LEXUS made it ... when it was launched ... try very hard to get into the luxury segment because it is a TOYOTA

MW;1023333 said:
K9 is very nice. I sat inside one in Seoul recently. Very modern and the headlights are damn nice.

But its not a BMW. Give me free I also dun wan
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

snowdog;1023341 said:
At the end of the day, a BMW is still a BMW and nothing beats that fact. Absolute. Nothing.

;)

Seriously?

Oops. Kennot say dat. Bmw forum. Site sponsor somemore.
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

U also attained enlightenment
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

K9 will not work in english speaking markets because it sounds exactly like Canine

wt_know;1023335 said:
lucky you mentioned Seoul ... i was wondered which country would buy K9 because the price is also high
and those who can afford K9 will not look at K9 la ...
does this mans K9 target market segment is wrong?
but LEXUS made it ... when it was launched ... try very hard to get into the luxury segment because it is a TOYOTA
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

MW;1023317 said:
I wonder why the Genisis Coupe isn't sold in Sg (or why they never made a RHD version).

My guess are (i) engine options - 3.8L V6 Lambda engine will never sell with the badge and the corresponding road tax. (ii) 2.0L turbo Theta was possible, but they were hit by rising COEs and I guess the AD preferred to focus on the cheaper Avante and Elantra (back then) models.
 
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Wow, I like the look of the genesis coupe. Not interested in 3 series competitor but I would go for RHD genesis coupe.

Just sold off my wife's NF Sonata 2.4 after using it for 7 years as school run car. It is scarily good. Extremely reliable and comfortable.

Bring it on, I say. If the Koreans get better, they will only spur on the germans to produce better products.....win win situation.
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

pricing pricing pricing ......
if the price is too close to a bmw coupe ... it's a no brainer what consumer will buy right? no need to target liao

Welch;1023423 said:
Wow, I like the look of the genesis coupe. Not interested in 3 series competitor but I would go for RHD genesis coupe.

Just sold off my wife's NF Sonata 2.4 after using it for 7 years as school run car. It is scarily good. Extremely reliable and comfortable.

Bring it on, I say. If the Koreans get better, they will only spur on the germans to produce better products.....win win situation.
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

I have never seen a 3 series outrun a Sonata. So Hyundai is good. FC also good.

Are they replacing the Sonata with this ? Can't wait to take Taxis than drive if like that.
 
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Red_Bean_Bun;1023428 said:
Are they replacing the Sonata with this ? Can't wait to take Taxis than drive if like that.

If taxi uncle drive genesis coupe, I will sell my 6 series liao.....
 
Re: Hyundai Targetting BMW 3 series market segment

"Lexus" in the making... Did they laugh at Toyota back then..? no?
 

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