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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...

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Car technology can be 'stupid', according to Genesis
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Car technology can be 'stupid', according to Genesis

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking ‘there’s a bit too much tech in this car, why couldn’t it just be simpler?’ - there’s every chance you’d get along with Albert Biermann...


2018 Genesis G70 review
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2018 Genesis G70 review

The 2018 Genesis G70 is the Korean newcomer in the luxury car segment. Has it got what it takes to tackle the best in the class?


Genesis SUVs ‘critical’ for the brand’s success
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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...


'Electrification will kill the performance car': Genesis chief
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'Electrification will kill the performance car': Genesis chief

Korean luxury brand Genesis may be offering some performance-oriented petrol engines in its model range, but the company’s chief has suggested petrol power isn’t the answer for the ultimate in performance. Manfred Fitzgerald, senior vice president of Genesis, told media at the launch of the all-new Genesis G70 in Korea that he believes electrification will kill the traditional perception of a performance car...


2018 Genesis G70: Australian details
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2018 Genesis G70: Australian details

The all-new 2018 Genesis G70 has only just been revealed, but CarAdvice can tell you what to expect when the all-new mid-sized luxury sedan arrives in the first quarter of next year. The Australian arm of Genesis has confirmed the new model will take on the German establishment with aggressive pricing for the all-new mid-sized G70 sedan, and the choice of two punchy powertrains...


2018 Genesis G70 revealed
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2018 Genesis G70 revealed

The first ever Genesis G70 has been revealed at an event in Korea, with the strikingly sporty compact sedan clearly offering an alternative to the mainstay models in this segment of the luxury car market. The freshest luxury car offering on the planet is a product of Genesis, the luxury arm of Hyundai...


2018 Genesis G70 spied almost disguise free
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2018 Genesis G70 spied almost disguise free

The new Genesis G70 sports sedan has been spied almost completely disguise-free ahead of its launch later this week. Korean Beast, a Saudi automotive forum, published these photos of Genesis' BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class competitor, but it's not clear where the images were sourced from. The G70 shares its rear-wheel drive platform with the Kia Stinger...


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


2018 Genesis G70 spied near Dubai, first interior shots snapped
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2018 Genesis G70 spied near Dubai, first interior shots snapped

The upcoming 2018 Genesis G70 sedan has been spied again this week during development testing near a very hot Dubai. Snapped by our very own Paul Maric, the vehicles in the images appear to be two variants of the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival - just take a look at the different tailpipes protruding out of the rear bumper of each vehicle...


Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling
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Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling

The reworked Genesis G80 large sedan - an update of what is currently sold in Australia as the standalone Hyundai Genesis - will get a substantial local suspension re-work ahead of its September launch to make it more dynamically adept. And Hyundai's local team based in Sydney (read our deep-dive of their operations) has benchmarked the car against what's generally regarded as one of the best-handling large sedans ever made: the E39 BMW 5 Series...


Genesis G70 quicker than Kia Stinger, Hyundai says
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Genesis G70 quicker than Kia Stinger, Hyundai says

The upcoming Genesis G70 will be faster and more dynamically capable than its Korean stablemate, says Hyundai Australia. The G70, which will spearhead the Australian launch of Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, takes on the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s based on the same platform and architecture as the Kia Stinger, with which it shares 2...


Genesis G70 drops camouflage in Australia - UPDATE
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Genesis G70 drops camouflage in Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: This camouflaged Genesis G70 has been spied once again, this time in Melbourne proper. This article has been updated to reflect these new details. Nowhere in the world has Hyundai's upcoming Genesis G70 sedan been spied in a more revealing state than the example shown here...


The cars we're looking forward to most in 2017
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The cars we're looking forward to most in 2017

New Year's Day already seems a lifetime ago, and the year that has a hard act to follow, on newsworthiness at least, is spooling up to be a big one. So among the motor shows and new releases 2017 has in store, what are the CarAdvice team looking forward to most? We've asked around the office, and have the usual, varying array of responses...


Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come
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Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come

If recent spy photos have left you unexpectedly pumped for Hyundai's upcoming 2017 Genesis G70 sedan, this new speculative rendering might help to tide you over. The latest addition to the Korean manufacturer's new spin-off premium line isn't expected to be revealed for a little while yet, but a prototype spied in September revealed more than a few key details for what we can expect from the potential 3 Series rival...


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...


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...