2017 Hyundai RK Compact Sedan In Development
The demand for a luxury compact sedan is recognized in South Korea, so the people at Hyundai decided to launch an all-new vehicle whose moniker is secret at the moment, but its code name is Hyundai RK. This car will probably be released during 2016, so we can assume that it will be booked as a 2017 model. The 2017 Hyundai RK will compete against the Lexus IS, the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and other luxury compact vehicles which belong to the particular segment, but the RK will, reportedly, provide more space, a little bit longer overall length and slightly stretched wheelbase compared to its competitors. The appearance of the 2017 Hyundai RK and its luxury interior is expected to be heavily based on the design language and engineering solutions of the Hyundai Genesis. The expansion of the luxury lineup doesn’t necessarily mean that Hyundai is able to produce the best high-end luxury vehicle in the world, but it certainly means that they are trying to create a remarkable automotive masterpiece. The 2017 Hyundai RK may be just what they were looking for. If the RK comes as a well-built and equally well equipped compact sedan with a reasonable price, it’s just a matter of time when the Hyundai brand in general will be established as one of the top-notch car manufacturers.
2017 Hyundai RK Exterior And Body
The appearance of the 2017 Hyundai RK should be very attractive. If the reports which said that the body of this sedan will be based on the same underpinning as the Genesis are true, that means that the all-new RK will come with standard rear-wheel drive because of the platform. As for the appearance, the RK’s exterior will probably borrow the design of the HCD-14 concept. Of course, it’s expected that the aggressiveness and competitive spirit of this car are expressed by some styling cues borrowed from the Genesis coupe. All of these rumors point us to the conclusion that the 2017 Hyundai RK will look like a very dynamic, sporty and sleek car. Some sources say that this car might also come as a two-door coupe. That way the manufacturer would be able to compete against the BMW 4-Series, which also comes as a sedan and as a coupe.
Possible Engine Options — Inline-four Or V-6
Since they want to tackle the most prominent car manufacturers on the market when it comes to engineering, the powertrain of the 2017 RK is extremely important. According to some rumors, under the hood of the RK we might find a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine or a direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6 engine borrowed from the Hyundai Azera. There’s no need to stress that those engines are mentioned only as possible options. At this point, nobody could say with certainty what kind of engine lineup the new RK will have.
2017 Hyundai RK Release Date
As for the release date, the 2017 Hyundai RK will be released sometime during 2016 as a 2017 model, like we already said. We don’t know anything about the price yet, but some estimates are that the 2017 RK will be more affordable than its competitors. If they manage to provide the same or higher level of luxury and expected performance, this car could become one of the best-selling vehicles within its market segment.