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Around 100,000 Hyundai Genesis Sold in U.S. Since 2008

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Hyundai Motor America has sold around 100,000 of its Genesis premium sedans in the U.S. since was launched into the market in 2008. The automaker said on Sunday that it sold 1,003 units there last month, bringing the total to 100,506 in six years.

The Genesis is Hyundai’s eighth model to achieve the feat following the Sonata (cumulative sales of 2.11 million units), Elantra (2.1 million), Excel (1.14 million), Santa Fe (1.04 million), Accent (990,000), Tucson (374,000) and Tiburon (193,000). But is very important with the South Korean’ first incursion in a luxury segment.

Hyundai sold 6,167 units of the Genesis when it first rolled out the model there but the number jumped to 22,980 in 2012. The rear-wheel-drive version of the new Genesis with a 3.8-liter V6 GDi engine costs US$38,000, while the 5.0-liter, V8 Tau engine version retails for $51,500. 

Hyundai has set sales target of 25,000 units for the new Genesis in the U.S. this year, and 30,000 units next year. We are working on the 2015 Hyundai Genesis first drive article, stay tuned!

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Source: [Chosun]

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Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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