Koreans presented competitor Mercedes

Koreans presented competitor Mercedes At the Moscow motor show, which opens its doors to the public on August 29, will present two new models of the Korean manufacturer Hyundai. This sedan premium Genesis and a full-sized SUV ix55.Model Genesis Koreans expect to compete with the prestigious German and Japanese brands. "The body is lighter and stronger than BMW or Mercedes E-class", - these words were heard at a press conference organized by the company "Hyundai Motor CIS".Multi-link front and rear suspension, the technologically advanced shock absorbers promise more comfort and better control. The car is equipped with a modern set of electronic assistants, 8 airbags, swivel head light and a number of other useful options.Under the hood of the Genesis will be installed the 3.8-liter V6, coupled with automatic 6-speed gearbox. The power of the car will make 290 HP, which will accelerate to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds. The sedan has a classic rear-wheel drive layout with almost perfect weight distribution between front and rear axles: 48% to 52%.The second novelty of Koreans on the MIAS will be a crossover ix55. The past generation of this model was called Veracruz. The new crossover is equipped with the same V-shaped "six" as the Genesis sedan.Speaking at a press conference, the head of "Hyundai Motor CIS" Mr. Cho said the importance of the Russian market for the company, and announced the upcoming opening of the factory in Russia. According to him, by 2011 the Assembly line in St. Petersburg will start off the first cars assembled in Russia. The emergence of own production will not affect partnerships Koreans with TagAZ plant. "By the end of the year we want to go in Russia to the level of sales 200 thousand cars" - the words of the head of the company, the correspondent of the newspaper Days.Ru.dni.ru25.08.2008.

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