Hyundai to take Genesis luxury brand to China in bet tensions will cool

Manfred Fitzgerald. Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. is planning to bring its Genesis luxury brand to China, possibly as early as next year, in a bet that current tensions between the two countries over a missile-defense system will blow over.

Hyundai has formed a task force to study introducing Genesis to the automaker’s biggest market, Manfred Fitzgerald, who heads the brand, said in an interview at the Shanghai motor show on Wednesday.

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