I just don’t know if I trust a new car design on a new line of a Korean brand.
Hyundai has had a higher-tier "Genesis" line for about 15 years now, but it only spun it off into a separate brand a few years back (presumably seeking to follow in the path of Lexus and, to a lesser extent, Acura and Infiniti).
One of my friends had a sedan when they first came out. Very comfortable and great value for the price - stuffed with options that you would otherwise have had to pay a lot more to get at the time, such as a large screen with sat-nav, reversing camera and so on.
No idea about the 4WD/SUV, though. However, Hyundai's design, quality and reliability has really advanced in leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades. It's come a long, long way since the Excel and the Getz!