Recently, we obtained some relatively fresh information about Hyundai's 2011 releases. The South Korean largest carmaker plans to release several new and updated vehicles in 2011 in order to gains sales at its home Korean market as well as Internationally.
In the first half of 2011 Hyundai will launch two important vehicles. The long-awaited Grandeur HG, which will replace the Azera is slated to go on sale in Korea at the beginning of 2011. The all-new Grandeur HG, known also as Hyundai Azera in the States, will be the very-first from a Korean carmaker to be fitted with advanced smart cruise control system, which automatically regulates speed and distance with the vehicle in front. The system is also able to halt and restart the vehicle if the distance with the vehicle in front is suddenly reduced.
The Grandeur will be followed by an entry level sports coupe. First previewed as a Veloster concept car two years ago, the all-new FWD sports car, codenamed FS, is expected to make its official premiere at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show.
At the end of the 2011, Hyundai also plans to introduce the facelifted version of its Genesis Coupe which will receive slight styling makeover and powertrain upgrade. The 2.0L Turbo engine, which is available in the Genesis Coupe today is rumored to be replaced by Hyundai's brand-new 2.0L Turbo GDI engine, which already propels Sonata Turbo. The engine features gasoline direct injection technology and generates impressive 274 horsepower.
A slightly updated Gensis sedan is also expected to appear at Hyundai stores towards the end of the year. In addition, Hyundai also plans to reveal at least two concept cars in 2011.