Hyundai Motor Co. has launched the Aslan luxury compact sedan that will join the company’s South Korean lineup.

Previewed by the Hyundai AG at the Busan Motor Show back in May, the vehicle will slot between the Gradeur and the Genesis in the brand’s local model range. It features the company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language with a massive chrome radiator grille and projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights.

The producer explains it has used double glasses on the windshield and the side windows to prevent unwanted outside noise from seeping in. The interior draws inspiration from the Genesis sedan and is equipped with leather seats, wooden trim on the dashboard and the door panels and electronic systems such as the adaptive smart cruise control, the forward collision warning system, the lane departure warning system and the blind-spot detection system. The standard equipment also includes 18-inch alloy wheels, 9 airbags, an adaptive suspension, ABS with EBD, ESP, a tyre pressure monitoring system, an electronic climate control and many more.

Power is provided by two V6 petrol engines – a 3.0-liter unit with 270 PS (199 kW) and 310 Nm (229 lb-ft) of torque and a 3.3-liter powerplant generating 294 PS (216 kW) and 346 Nm (255 lb-ft) of torque. Both they are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and drive the front wheels.

Hyundai Aslan will be available in South Korea before the end of the month with prices starting at of 39.9 million won (around 37,000 USD). The manufacturer aims to sell 22,000 units of the model next year.

Gallery: Hyundai Aslan mid-size luxury model launched in South Korea

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