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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, the 2017 Toyota 86 will be priced from $30,790 before on-roads. Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Barina have been released, the range will starts from around $19,000 drive away. If you’ve been thinking about spending $2 million on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Hypercar, better get in quick...


Toyota, Lexus veteran to head up Hyundai Genesis offshoot in Australia
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Toyota, Lexus veteran to head up Hyundai Genesis offshoot in Australia

Hyundai Australia has announced the appointment of Peter Evans to the role of General Manager for Genesis, where he will oversee sales, after sales, dealer development and - perhaps most important - marketing. First confirmed in September, the move marks the latest step in a 36-year career for Evans, who began with Ford in 1980 before moving on to roles with Toyota and its luxury arm Lexus...


Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand opens first Studio showroom in South Korea
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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand opens first Studio showroom in South Korea

Genesis has begun the first stages of distinguishing itself from parent company Hyundai, with a new ‘Studio’ showroom in South Korea to open its doors to the public on September 9. Now home to a G90, G80 (Hyundai Genesis) and G80 Sport, the new Genesis Studio is located in a newly-built cultural complex called ‘Starfield’, about 30 kilometres east of the South Korean capital of Seoul in the city of Hanam...


2017 Genesis G70 spied testing: Hyundai's luxury mid-sizer sneaks out
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2017 Genesis G70 spied testing: Hyundai's luxury mid-sizer sneaks out

Hyundai's anticipated 2017 Genesis G70 sedan, confirmed late last year, has made its first public appearance - albeit in heavy camouflage. Announced in November, the G70 will be the second new model in Hyundai's offshoot Genesis brand, joining the existing large Genesis car - now called G80 - and the new limo-sized G90 unveiled in December...


Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand
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Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand

Hyundai admits it has learned from and been surprised by some of the challenges and requirements it has faced in selling the Genesis model in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer said the experience with Genesis so far have been invaluable...


Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge
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Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge

Hyundai Australia says it’s under no illusion of the steep challenge that it faces introducing its new luxury brand early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said he is not underestimating the challenge of breaking into the luxury segment...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe axed, C-Class competitor confirmed for Australia
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Hyundai Genesis Coupe axed, C-Class competitor confirmed for Australia

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is on its last legs, with the Korean brand planning to retire the left-hook rear-wheel-drive coupe at the end of the 2016 model year. The current Genesis Coupe (read our 2013 review here) was originally introduced as something of a successor to the Tiburon sports coupe of the late 90s and 2000s - though it was never produced in right-hand drive, and thus never made it here...


Genesis planning an electric vehicle: "full electric cars are the future"
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Genesis planning an electric vehicle: "full electric cars are the future"

Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury marque, is planning an electric vehicle, although launch timing has yet to be announced. Manfred Fitzgerald, once brand director for Lamborghini and now head of the Genesis brand, told Reuters and other news organisations, "We will definitely go, as [the] Genesis brand, down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map"...


2017 Genesis G80 unveiled, due here next year: 3.3 turbo Sport model revealed
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2017 Genesis G80 unveiled, due here next year: 3.3 turbo Sport model revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its 'new' 2017 Genesis G80 sedan in South Korea this week, ahead of an Australian debut set for sometime next year. Debuting as an update and renamed version of the model known here as the Hyundai Genesis, the G80 will be the first model to be marketed specifically under the Genesis brand in Australia...


Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling
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Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling

Korean car maker Hyundai has recruited one of Bentley’s senior designers as its new vice president of styling. SangYup Lee had worked as the head of exterior and advanced design for the exclusive British marque since 2013. Before his stint with Bentley, Mr Lee worked at Volkswagen America’s Advanced Design Centre in California, as a senior designer for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini...


Genesis G70 set for 2016 debut according to leaked product roadmap
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Genesis G70 set for 2016 debut according to leaked product roadmap

A leaked product roadmap published overnight claims that the BMW 3 Series-class Genesis G70 will be unveiled in 2016. The page, which seems to be from a presentation booklet, was published by The Korean Car Blog, but it's not clear how or where the website obtained the roadmap...


Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options
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Genesis will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options

Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury brand, will offer plug-in hybrid drivetrain options in some of its future models. In an interview with Automotive News, Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai USA, said that the Korean automaker is working on multiple plug-in hybrid options...


2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Genesis New York concept and design interview - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at the 2016 New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand. The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials
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Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, will initially have its focus set on achieving its status as a provider of luxury cars than hitting sales goals, says the brand’s general manager in the US. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Genesis stand during last week’s New York motor show, Erwin Raphael, the newly appointed boss of Genesis in the US, admitted that the brand has enormous challenges ahead and that its initial goal will be about brand building and establishment, rather than volume...


Genesis Supercar a possibility, but not for now: Schreyer
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Genesis Supercar a possibility, but not for now: Schreyer

The newly formed Genesis luxury brand has the potential for a supercar in its product line-up as it seeks to take on the established might of its German and Japanese rivals. All high-end luxury brands have created supercars to act as a halo, a top-tier product that showcases their technological and performance know-how, one that is out of reach but aspirational enough so that it helps create an additional layer of desire for the brand’s lesser models...


Genesis New York concept unveiled, previews upcoming G70
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Genesis New York concept unveiled, previews upcoming G70

A new Genesis hybrid sports sedan concept has been officially unveiled at today’s New York motor show, hinting at future models from Hyundai’s luxury brand. The Genesis New York concept, as its officially known, is a likely precursor to the new G70 range, which will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Large and medium Genesis SUVs here by 2020
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Large and medium Genesis SUVs here by 2020

Genesis is planning to launch two luxury SUVs before 2020, one mid-sized and one large, with the South Korean brand keen to take a slice of the massive global segment. Hyundai’s luxury arm, which has recently been spun off as its own separate brand, is working on producing a large and medium SUV to better compete against its well-established luxury rivals from Germany...


Genesis G90L unveiled, but Australia to miss out
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Genesis G90L unveiled, but Australia to miss out

Hyundai's luxury brand, Genesis, has added another vehicle to its expanding range with the unveiling of the big EQ900L this week in Korea. This debut follows spy photos published by CarAdvice late last year that revealed the long-wheelbase form of the G90 in testing, just days after the regular version debuted online...


Genesis G70: Hyundai teases sedan concept ahead of New York auto show - video
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Genesis G70: Hyundai teases sedan concept ahead of New York auto show - video

Genesis, the newly separated luxury offshoot of Korean carmaker Hyundai, has released a compelling teaser clip and image for a concept it will unveil at next week’s New York motor show...