Hyundai Sold More Than 100,000 Genesis Sedans In 18 Months

Hyundai has sold more than 100,000 units of the second-generation Genesis, just 18 months after the model launched in November 2013. The new luxury sedan achieved the sales landmark 10 months sooner than the first-generation model.

Roughly half of all second-generation Hyundai Genesis sedans were sold in South Korea (52,661 units), while exports totaled 53,254 units. Combined sales of the new Hyundai Genesis are 105,915 units by the end of May 2015.

Built exclusively in South Korea, the luxury sedan is exported to Chinese, European, Middle East, and North American markets. The Genesis is a success in North America in particular, currently occupying third place in the US midsize luxury sedan market.

“Reaching this global sales landmark so quickly demonstrates Hyundai Motor’s technological expertise and success at positioning the brand as a credible producer of premium vehicles,” said Wonshin Chang, Executive Vice President and Head of International Operation Division of Hyundai Motor Company.

The first generation Hyundai Genesis, introduced in 2008, achieved global sales of 250,000 units, introducing the brand to a new type of customer in domestic and foreign markets. With the second-generation model, Hyundai has broadened the appeal of the nameplate.

In North America, the Genesis is offered with two gasoline engines, a 311hp 3.8-liter V6 and a 420hp 5.0-liter V8, with European markets only only getting the V6.


  • klowik

    This actually looks quite good in real form.

    • pcurve

      agreed. long hood, short overhang, bold face, coupe roofline. It catches my eyes every time I see one drive by.

    • Alpiner

      Every time I see one of these on the street, I feel like I’m about to approach a beautiful woman. All weak-kneed and tongue-twisted lol.

  • Six_Tymes

    it is a handsome car inside and out

  • Brandon

    Hyundai already had it’s reliable reputation, let alone a decent starting price around $40k (for all the luxury-esq options available). So it’s no wonder the sales were so good, they really are good looking on the road.

  • TheBelltower

    Who is buying these? I’ve seen maybe a dozen ever.

    • krazy_kh

      We got one in our house, the V6 version. Loving it

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I’ve heard the 5.0 R Spec is pretty bad a$$. The previous iteration didn’t sell well but this body style’s 5.0 R Spec should really do fantastic.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I’ve talked to a lot of former Infiniti G35 owners who sort of wished Infiniti’s full-size sedan had this down-to-earth design. It’s really a nice car. Especially inside.

    • pcurve

      Yes… The last M35/45 is a good example. That was a fantastic looking vehicle inside and out.

  • Kash

    I gotta admit, if i was in the market for a premium midsize sedan i’d be buying this over pretty much every german car.

  • BlackPegasus

    My neighbor has one in Black with the larger wheel option. The windows are tinted which makes it look even more menacing. The styling isn’t polarizing in my view, it’s actually quite understated and elegant.

  • Matthew Gilreath

    The current Hyundai sedan lineup is confusing–they look too similar in size, appearance, all bland-ing together. The Sonata looks fine–I don’t know why I would pay a premium for the Genesis. Alzera has some personality, but isn’t a head turner. Frankly, the Kia sedans look better, IMHO.