Genesis' steep sales dropoff is largely a byproduct of the brand's accelerated separation from Hyundai.
Hyundai-Kia's combined U.S. sales edged up 1.1 percent in November as Hyundai's crossover momentum continued to build.
Small cars, hybrids and crossovers lifted South Korea's Hyundai-Kia group to a narrow 0.7 percent U.S. sales increase in October. Genesis was no help.
Hyundai-Kia's combined U.S. sales reached 108,862 units in September, a 0.6 percent decline from the year-earlier period.
Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand replaced incumbent sponsor Toyota with an all-new "Monday Night Football" halftime concept that it hopes will prove to be music to its viewers' ears -- commercial free.
Retail sales at Hyundai and Genesis rose by double digits but were partially offset by declining fleet sales, even as product mix improved and overall incentive spending per unit increased.
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