St. George resident travels to Planet Hyundai Sahara

When retired Madison, Wis., deputy sheriff Tim Brettell purchased a 2015 Hyundai Genesis at Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave., he traveled a long way to buy the vehicle.

A resident of St. George, Utah, about 120 miles north of Las Vegas, Brettell purchased the 2015 Hyundai Genesis after first sending an email requesting information about the vehicle and receiving a response from dealership sales consultant Christy Cloutier.

Brettell purchased the latest model Genesis, which is equipped with a 3.0-liter, 311-horsepower V-6 powerplant, America’s top warranty and a newly designed body style that is at the forefront of a list of high-line vehicles.

Brettell first visited another Hyundai dealership before switching to Planet Hyundai Sahara, where with the assistance of Cloutier, his dream Genesis deal came together. Cloutier has been with the dealership for four years after selling BMW and Mercedes models in Kentucky.

“It seemed like I had been driving a pickup all my life,” said Brittell, who traded in his 2011 Ford pickup for the Genesis. “My wife purchased an Elantra earlier and she had a Santa Fe before that. I have done a lot of research on the Hyundai, and a friend of mine purchased a 2011 Genesis and it impressed me.”

He wanted a 2015 Genesis and the deal was sweetened by the trade-in value he was offered. Planet Hyundai Sahara gave him $5,000 more for his trade-in than a competing dealership had offered.

“I had been thinking about getting a car to replace my truck for a long time,” Brettell said. “I wanted a nice car and I found exactly that in the Genesis.”

Ironically, Brittell received a call from one of the luxury automobile dealerships after he had purchased the Genesis.

“The salesman was really nice and just wanted to call and see if I still needed help finding a car,” Brettell said. “I told him that I bought a Genesis and he told me ‘You bought a wonderful car. In fact, that salesman said, I drive one, too, and this was his second Genesis.”

Cloutier said there is high demand for the Genesis and that cost of ownership is among the many reasons why the vehicle is so well liked.

“It’s a beautiful car,” Cloutier said. “In addition, we get lots of buyers out of St. George simply because there isn’t the selection there that we have here.”

Cloutier said she felt extremely lucky to work for the locally owned dealership.

“It’s been a privilege to work for this company,” she said. “I think that it’s very rare for people to truly love their job, but I can say that I honestly look forward to going to work every day.”

Each new Hyundai comes with America’s best warranty: 10-year, 100,000-mile power train coverage along with a five-year, 60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Planet Hyundai dealerships include Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave, the Planet Hyundai Used Car Superstore at 7100 W. Sahara and Centennial Hyundai at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd.

Further information regarding the dealerships can be found by visiting or by calling 702-938-1400 (Sahara); or 702-483-2200 (Centennial) or by visiting the Centennial website at