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Hyundai Considers a New BMW 3 Series Competitor and Compact Crossover

Hyundai Genesis

We all know that Hyundai and Kia both have been making huge strides in both volume sales and luxury cars. The latter of the two have been compounded, thanks to the Equus and Genesis Sedan from Hyundai, and it looks the Korean automaker has set its sights on slightly higher-volume luxury models.

First on the docket is a new 3 Series /C-Class competitor; a small, luxurious and (relatively) affordable sedan. According to a report from Auto News, this compact, luxo-rig is codenamed the "RK" and it was softly confirmed when the CEO of Hyundai America said "I think it’s fair to say that within a couple of years there may be another premium nameplate."

Also mentioned was a subcompact crossover to compete with the Juke , Kia Soul and Encore . Hyundai’s CEO is a little concerned about entering too many segments, but is "intrigued" by the B-segment.

For now, there is nothing confirmed, but the 3 Series competitor looks to be a sure thing. Stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details.

Click past the jump to read about one of Hyundai’s current luxury car, the Genesis.

Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis

For 2015, Hyundai revised the exterior with its Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design, giving it a more luxurious and angular appearance. On the inside, the cabin also received some revision that added more comfort and simplicity.

Under its hood, the Genesis houses the same 3.8-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 engines with 311 and 420 horsepower, respectively. The big addition is the new HITRAC AWD system, which is sure to make the Genesis Sedan on hell of a ride.




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