Because in the end...it's still a Hyundai. Not my words, that's what practically everyone I know who has seen a Genesis has told me.
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I like this thought:
Take the CTS for example. Why do people buy it? Do customers buy it because it's a great American sport sedan, or do they buy it simply because it's the cheapest way to get into a Cadillac sedan? I'm sure plenty are buying the car simply for the badge on the hood, and are completely blind to the CTS' merits or shortcomings, though to be fair that criticism could also be leveled at luxury buyers in general.
Lower priced models typically out sell higher priced models.
I would like to see a proper RWD model from Cadillac above the CTS. A large A&S sedan is needed by Caddy. The dull styling of the Genesis do nothing for me.
The Genesis is nothing more than combined copies of Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, and BMW previous years styling. It's not bad looking, but it doesn't look modern or cutting edge. The CTS, on the other hand, looks like nothing else.
Placing a Caddy badge on the Genesis would do nothing for its sales. It's a flop, period.
I think the only thing the Genesis has going for it is the option of a DOHC V8, and the warranty.
The only reason its a plus for the Genesis isn't because I feel Cadillac needs a DOHC V8, but because I think the CTS needs a midlevel V8 in between the 3.6 and V-Series.
The current CTS has aged rapidly, but it's still a lot more interesting than the Genesis. The Cadillac brand also has far more weight, which translates into value for most buyers.
Cadillac can definitely pull off the Genesis, Hyundai can't pull off a CTS. Sorry. Caddy wins my Vote.
This poll is inherently flawed. Why? because some will answer thinking the Cadillac genesis will sell more because it's a Cadillac, and others will answer Cadillac because they feel the genesis is a better car than the CTS. These 2 groups are not giving the same answer, tho it may appear otherwise.
CTS hands down. The Genesis is a fake nothing car. A shameless BMW/Benz clone that's not fooling anyone but it's maker.
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Cadillac already sold the CTS alongside a larger, roomier RWD luxury sedan that offered a V6 and a V8 engine:
The CTS sold better than the STS, too. But it was cheaper which has me leaning to agree with calgaryhhr. STS and Genesis were very comparable - the exterior and interior dimensions are very close between them, even the engines:
2010 STS 3.6L V6: 302 hp, 272 lb-ft
2010 Genesis 3.8L V6: 290 hp, 264 lb-ft
2010 STS 4.6L V8: 320 hp, 315 lb-ft
2010 Genesis 4.6L V8: 385 hp, 333 lb-ft
Not sure of the features difference between the two, but the Genesis is about $12,000 cheaper than the STS V6. Can't really compare sales since I don't know if/where Hyundai breaks out Genesis coupe and sedan sales.
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