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Hyundai Needs To Break Out Genesis Coupe Sales Numbers

It's been a long time (maybe 2012?) since Hyundai used to break out Genesis coupe and sedan numbers as separate sales figures. Maybe it's time for a return to those days to see if it's the coupe or the sedan dragging down sales numbers.


OK, so the Genesis combined did show a 24 percent improvement from April to May but year-to-date sales numbers are down. From April to May the Genesis sold 2767 units compared to 3437 units. Year-to-date the 2014 numbers are 10,937 compared to 13,464 in 2013.

The Hyundai Genesis sedan is brand-new for 2015 and was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in January. It's an impressive sedan that is rocking the automotive world and already garnering awards.

Instinct tells me the sedan is probably selling like hot cakes right now and it is responsible for boosting the overall numbers. Break out the coupe numbers and you'll discover a dog that just won't hunt to borrow a Southern metaphor.

No firm date has been announced for the introduction of the Genesis Coupe but it has been confirmed that it will not have the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine any more when it does get introduced most likely at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Right now the Genesis Coupe is just a tired vehicle, especially when compared to the sedan. There's little reason to plunk down the ducats for a new boring coupe when the promise of a more powerful coupe is bound to be settled next year.

We've discussed previously the issue of what the new Genesis coupe is going to need. Top of that list is the V8 engine currently found in the sedan. Squeeze that powertrain inside and you're going to have a sub-5 second 0-60 time coupe.

Do that and the Hyundai Genesis coupe could very well leave the sedan in the dust come this time next year.