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As plans have drastically changed around Genesis' original plan to launch exclusive dealerships, it seems the company will be slowing production of their vehicles. This is to ensure there are as few 2018MY on lots as dealerships revamp for launch. What was first 100 standalone dealers across 48 markets, has now become an open opportunity for any existing Hyundai dealership to become Genesis dealers. It's expected that nearly half of all Hyundai shops will opt to sell Genesis products. With declining U.S sales numbers and around a months worth of inventory, you can expect some decent incentives to be offered on 2018 models.
 

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I'm personally glad that they are taking the time to rework their strategy. I think stand alone dealers would have been a mistake, and a huge waste of resources. The performance and luxury options continue to improve with every new generation, and they offer one of the best factory warranty's in the segment.
 

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I hope that part of their strategy going forward will be products that can easily take on the big German car makers.

They will have to start off with a high end product to show what Genesis is capable of. If not it could slow progression of the brands image.
 

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If we look to some of the concepts that debuted at various auto shows such as the Essentia or Le Fil Rouge concepts, it looks like brand will be moving towards some very premium high end sports models. I think there is going to be a lot of interest in the base spec G70 with the manual gearbox. Its basically what the Stinger could have been.
 

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The Genesis is a very good car, but my experience with the dealership was very disappointing when I went in for service.
I hope that folks like yourself are leaving reviews online about it, Google reviews being the most popular.

Dealers need to be held accountable and its one of the few ways that gets their attention.
 

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As plans have drastically changed around Genesis' original plan to launch exclusive dealerships, it seems the company will be slowing production of their vehicles. This is to ensure there are as few 2018MY on lots as dealerships revamp for launch. What was first 100 standalone dealers across 48 markets, has now become an open opportunity for any existing Hyundai dealership to become Genesis dealers. It's expected that nearly half of all Hyundai shops will opt to sell Genesis products. With declining U.S sales numbers and around a months worth of inventory, you can expect some decent incentives to be offered on 2018 models.
I think this is good news. I have been seriously considering a G80, BUT the only dealer is 1.5 hours away. 3 on a high traffic day. While they will come and get the car for three years, after that you are on your own. I keep cars 6-10 years so to me that is a big turn-off.
For right now I can purchase it from local Hyundai dealer, but what happens down the road?
The concierge and luxury waiting rooms, etc. do not appeal to me. I want convenience of service at a reasonable cost.
Incidentally I had an Azera for several years and found the dealer provided very good service.
 
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