Report: Hyundai Genesis lines building sales momentum, still not at original goals
Hyundai has already sold over 23,000 copies of its halo car twins (fraternal), with three months left in the year. That's a big jump in sales; one that has led to the Coupe and Sedan capturing year-over-year sales increases for 16 straight months. That's fairly impressive, and you can't discount that feat based on the fact that the Coupe entered the market in early 2009 when auto sales were at their bleakest. Why? Genesis sales are up 49 percent in October alone, and less marketing money has been expended than was leveraged in 2009.
And then there's the icing on the Genesis cake. Automotive Lease Guide predicts that the V8-powered Genesis Sedan will be worth 36 percent of MSRP after five years of ownership, besting the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. So while it's true that the Genesis range still isn't selling at 50,000 units per year like company execs had originally hope, auto sales are continuing to edge upward, and Hyundai's premium offerings are on a definite upswing.
[Source: Ward's Automotive]
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