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Old 08-08-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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These cars are pretty different so why do they have the same name?

first the hyundai genesis sedan is pretty much a luxary car while the coupe is not

secondly most of the time a coupe that is based from a sedan is usually more expensive such as the 3 series, or the accord coupe, or the cl coupe(for s class sedan), benz c class etc. But the genesis coupe base is probably almost 10k under the base price of the sedan.

Also their are no similarities to the cars whatsoever or at least i dont see them.

would it be safer to rename one of these cars something else?
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I had a similar observation. The sedan is more highly rated than the coupe overall and more expensive. The two cars share a name but I believe they are separately developed platforms (maybe they share that 3.8 V6 engine)? I think Hyundai would like to do something like Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti but it's hard to justify the cost of a new brand with just 2 models. The genesis name is more prominently displayed than Hyundai on these cars so I'm guessing this is the direction they would like to take.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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They can lump them together when it comes time to report sales making it harder for people to armchair critique their success.

They were created to launch a standalone luxury brand which they later decided against, so they both just got named Genesis instead of having the name "Genesis" become like Lexus, Acura and Infiniti are.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Wait...who ever said the Hyundai Genesis is a luxury sedan?! Maybe an upscale sedan but...luxury? Not a chance.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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The coupe is built on a shortened version of the same platform.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I had a similar observation. The sedan is more highly rated than the coupe overall and more expensive. The two cars share a name but I believe they are separately developed platforms (maybe they share that 3.8 V6 engine)? I think Hyundai would like to do something like Honda/Acura, Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti but it's hard to justify the cost of a new brand with just 2 models. The genesis name is more prominently displayed than Hyundai on these cars so I'm guessing this is the direction they would like to take.
wow your right i just made another thread a earlier today based of your observation lol. ironic
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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Wait...who ever said the Hyundai Genesis is a luxury sedan?! Maybe an upscale sedan but...luxury? Not a chance.
the genesis, azera, and equus are always marked as luxury cars. I mean i thought upscale was another term for luxury or near it?
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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the genesis, azera, and equus are always marked as luxury cars. I mean i thought upscale was another term for luxury or near it?
I would say near it. I would say the Genesis' biggest competitor is the Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. Big near-luxury sedans from mainstream brands.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: NY
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Maybe to help people equate the coupe with RWD since the Sedan had it?
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