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Genesis could do a new GT coupe, but smaller cars unlikely

There’s little chance we’ll see a hatchback from Korean luxury brand Genesis, but a sleek two-door grand tourer could make a bit more sense. That’s according to Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, who told CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Genesis G70 sedan that the conventional passenger car range is complete...

Genesis global expansion underway

Korean luxury brand Genesis has its eyes on a big-scale global expansion, well beyond the Korean and US markets where it currently has a presence. The Genesis brand will launch in Australia in early 2018, with the all-new Genesis G70 spearheading the company’s ambitious plans. But there are bigger fish to fry, according to Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald...

Genesis SUVs ‘critical’ for the brand’s success

All mainstream and luxury car brands seemingly need SUVs to survive, and new premium Korean offering Genesis is no different in that regard. The company has already announced it will have two SUVs globally in 2019, and locally in Australia by 2020. There’s been a glimpse of what to expect with the GV80 concept, a model name structure that is expected to carry over to the first new-generation SUV from Genesis...

Genesis SUV pair arriving in Australia around 2020, G70 and G80 delayed until early 2018

Genesis, luxury subsidiary of Korean manufacturer Hyundai, plans to launch two SUVs locally by around 2020, while the G70 and G80 sedans will be the first cabs off the rank early next year. Following the launch of the standalone brand, along with the G70 and G80 (formerly Hyundai Genesis) at the beginning of 2018, Bill Thomas, general manager for external affairs at Hyundai Australia, told CarAdvice that Genesis is looking to bring two SUVs Down Under - though they're still "at least two years away"...

Asia's luxury brands planning EV rollout

Asia's luxury marques are looking to challenge the Germans in the premium electric car segment, with Lexus, Genesis, Acura and Infiniti hinting at plans to launch EVs in the near future. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, executives from each company said they are all weighing electric vehicle offerings in response to a wave of new models coming from brands like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Porsche...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 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...

Genesis appoints Bugatti Chiron creator as chief designer

Hyundai's new luxury sub-brand, Genesis, has hired former Bugatti designer Alexander Selipanov as its chief designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio in Europe. Selipanov, also known as Sasha, is responsible for the exterior design of the stunning Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and more recently the Bugatti Chiron hypercar...

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

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

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

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...