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Hyundai has Killed Rumors of a Genesis Convertible

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Hyundai has killed any speculation or rumors that a convertible version of the upcoming Genesis Coupe is in the works. Hyundai officially unveiled the Genesis Coupe last March and sales are expected to start this spring.

According to Miles Johnson, manager of product public relations, a Genesis Convertible was never in the works.

“It’s never been in the plan,” Johnson told Inside Line. “There was some internal discussion early on, but since we unveiled the coupe in New York, there’s been no talk.”

Johnson stated that the Genesis Coupe was never designed with a convertible in mind. Instead it was designed as a global car. In addition Koreans are not really into “the wind in your hair” and Hyundai doesn’t have enough traction in the U.S. for a convertible.

He also stated that there are no plans for Hyundai convertibles in the future, although sources are saying otherwise. There are rumors that the use of retractable hardtops are in the works.

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