Used Hyundai Genesis for Sale
The Hyundai Genesis made its debut in 2008 as their premium sports sedan. It is considered by Hyundai to be their first offering in the highly competitive luxury car segment. The Genesis competes with the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, Infiniti M and Lexus GS.
Unlike most car companies have a separate luxury division, Hyundai decided to keep their own branding around the Genesis. Hyundai says they do this to avoid a “costly separate luxury brand sales channel.”
During the cars development, Hyundai says they benchmarked the BMW 5 Series over the course of three years. Ultimately, it cost $500 million to develop the Korean built sedan.
It was revealed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and went on to win the 2009 North American Car of the Year award. U.S. sales forecasts were in the range of 50,000 per year (20,000 sedans and 30,000 coupes). It has never sold more than 34,000 units.
In 2011, the Genesis added a new 5.0L V-8 engine in the new R-Spec trim offering. This engine joins the V6 3.8L and 4.6L options. Also, the eight-speed automatic transmission is standard replacing the six-speed.
The Genesis is a full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan available in four different trim levels (3.8, 4.6, 5.0 and 5.0 R-Spec trim levels – 2012 models only). The numbers denote engine size and each can be outfitted with an additional premium and technology package.
At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Hyundai revealed its second-generation Genesis. This model incorporates Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, better driving dynamics, all-wheel drive and a host of safety and technology improvements. They have also reduced the engine and trim levels to 3.8 and 5.0.
Historically, the Genesis has been priced as a competitor to the non-luxury types like the Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus. Yet, it has luxury comforts associated with the Infiniti M and BMW 5 Series.
There are 5,424 used Hyundai Genesis in our used car listings, including the Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Santa Fe. 56% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 89% have no accident history.