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Hyundai Genesis lines building sales momentum, still not at original goals

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When Hyundai introduced the Genesis Sedan, the enthusiast community took notice. Then the Genesis Coupe came to the party with less luxury but with a double dose of dynamic driving characteristics. Hyundai was initially hoping that the well-received, rear drive vehicles would sell at a rate of 40,000 to 50,000 units per year, but Team Genesis hit the market just in time for the global auto market meltdown, so sales haven’t exactly gone according to the script. In 2009, Hyundai sold 21,889 copies of the models, but as the market has improved, so, too, have range’s fortunes.

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 Seriesand 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.

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Car and Driver 2011 10 Best winners announced

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Car and Driver has just released its annual list of top 10 vehicles for 2011. Populated by plenty of familiar faces like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Honda Accord and Porsche Boxster, this year’s 10 Best won’t bring too many surprises to the table. The newcomers to the crowd won’t exactly raise any eyebrows, either. TheChevrolet Volt, Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Golf (the GTI did make it last year) are all solid, common-sense picks in our eyes.

Of course, some of the old guard had to fall off to make room for the new metal, and as such, the Audi S4,Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mazda3 are nowhere to be found.

It’s worth noting that the inclusion of the Chevy Volt marks the first time that an electric-powered car has ever made the cut, though it’s unlikely to be the last. Check out our gallery of the winners below, then hit the jumpto have a look at the full press release.
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