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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories...

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Genesis G70 may gain a high-performance variant
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Genesis G70 may gain a high-performance variant

The Genesis G70 is no slouch, especially with its 272kW/510Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6, but a more hardcore version could be on its way. "A big effort with the [Genesis] G70 was thermal management, to make sure that this car will hold up," Mike O'Brien, the head of product planning for Hyundai USA, told Road & Track during a discussion about the Veloster N and how it was designed to withstand long track sessions...


Genesis G70 crowned North American Car of the Year
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Genesis G70 crowned North American Car of the Year

Hyundai's luxury brand, Genesis, has snagged a coveted North American Car of the Year gong with its G70 sedan. The G70 outshone the Honda Insight and Volvo S60/V60 for the title, winning favour among a panel of 54 journalists from some of North America's largest automotive print, online, radio and broadcast media...


Genesis reveals holographic AR display at CES
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Genesis reveals holographic AR display at CES

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed a next-generation head-up display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, equipped to a special Genesis G80. Developed with WayRay AG, a Swiss 'deep-tech' start-up company, the 'world-first' Holographic Augmented Reality Navigation System uses AR to project navigation prompts and other messages displayed on the road ahead in accordance with the driver's viewing range...


Hyundai unveils fingerprint unlocking, starting
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Hyundai unveils fingerprint unlocking, starting

Hyundai has revealed a new fingerprint authentication system, allowing drivers to unlock and start their car using smartphone-style technology. The system features two fingerprint sensors: one on the engine start/stop button, and one on the driver's side exterior door handle. Hyundai's system is capable of storing authentication details for two drivers, including three sets of fingerprints for each person...


New York motor show: Acura, Genesis, Mercedes, Porsche reveals confirmed
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New York motor show: Acura, Genesis, Mercedes, Porsche reveals confirmed

The New York motor show isn't until March next year, but debuts and reveals have been confirmed by at least eight manufacturers ahead of the event...


Genesis: First Australian showroom taking shape
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Genesis: First Australian showroom taking shape

Customers of Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis may never need to venture to a dealership or service centre under a radical plan to “reinvent” the car buying and ownership experience. After almost a year of delays, Genesis is a step closer to opening its first standalone showroom in Australia – in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall – with cars due to go on sale in March 2019...


Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D
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Albert Biermann appointed head of Hyundai R&D

Albert Biermann, former head of BMW M, has been appointed head of research and development at the Hyundai Motor Group. He replaces Yang Woong-chul, who, according to Reuters, will leave the company. Biermann joined Hyundai in 2015 as the company's head of vehicle testing and high performance cars...


Hyundai to invest $9.3 billion in hydrogen fuel-cell development
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Hyundai to invest $9.3 billion in hydrogen fuel-cell development

The Hyundai Motor Group, along with its suppliers, plans on spending $7.6 trillion ($9.3 billion) on hydrogen fuel-cell development and production upgrades. As part of its FCEV Vision 2030, unveiled overnight, the company aims to build 700,000 fuel-cell systems per year by 2030...


2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed
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2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed

The model line-up for the upcoming 2019 Genesis G70 appears to have been confirmed this week, with six variants of the new sports sedan set to lob when it launches next year. How do we know? A list of variants was published in this week's latest ANCAP safety test results – where the G70 was awarded a five-star rating...


ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings
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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...


2020 Genesis G90 facelift unveiled
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2020 Genesis G90 facelift unveiled

The facelifted Genesis G90 was unveiled overnight in South Korea, and its design can be best described as polarising. The upstart luxury marque has grafted elements from the 2018 Essentia concept coupe on to formal body of the G90, and is the first production implementation of the brand's 'Athletic Elegance' design language...


2020 Genesis G90 leaked
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2020 Genesis G90 leaked

The new Genesis G90 has been outed wearing minimal camouflage, revealing an all-new look – headlined by a massive grille – for the Korean brand's luxury flagship. Photos shared on a Korean forum reveal the sedan will get a bold new snout, led by Genesis's take on the current trend for massive grilles. It dominates the front end, with a criss-crossing chrome pattern...


2019 Genesis G90 facelift teased
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2019 Genesis G90 facelift teased

The updated Genesis G90 has been teased ahead of its unveiling on November 27, Korean time. This first official image was posted overnight on the company's Korean website, and shows off the car's larger, and seemingly squarer, headlight units. Featuring an all-LED design, the revised G90 has a more modern lighting signature...


Genesis previews world-first 3D digital instrument display
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Genesis previews world-first 3D digital instrument display

Genesis has unveiled the world's first 3D digital instrument display, which is set to debut on the 2019 model year G70 sedan in its home market of Korea. The screen measures 12.3 inches across, and uses cameras to track the driver's eye movements. The use of stereoscopy gives the driver an illusion of depth, without the need for multiple screens or 3D glasses...


Hyundai named brand of the year at Red Dot Awards
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Hyundai named brand of the year at Red Dot Awards

Hyundai Motor has been awarded the title of 'Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2018' at this year's Red Dot Awards. The 'Brand of the Year' award is given to "the brand that has come up with innovative and creative design on a particularly high level", and the Red Dot Awards praised Hyundai's "innovative design solutions, quality of design and brand management expertise"...


2020 Genesis G80 spied with less camouflage
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2020 Genesis G80 spied with less camouflage

The second-generation Genesis G80 has been spied doing hot laps around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Although the first spy images of the new sedan appeared only a few weeks ago, this latest G80 prototype is wearing significantly less camouflage...


Hyundai N: Two more models likely, but no G70 N - report
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Hyundai N: Two more models likely, but no G70 N - report

Hyundai's N division is plotting two more models after the i30 Fastback N (above) – set to debut at the Paris motor show – but a more focused version of the Genesis G70 luxury sedan won't be among them. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Hyundai's head of vehicle testing and high-performance development, Albert Biermann, said a fourth N model is definitely in the plan, with an additional "surprise" potentially in the pipeline...


2020 Genesis G80 spied
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2020 Genesis G80 spied

The next-generation Genesis G80 has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in the USA alongside the new Kia Soul. Up front, the new G80 has a sharper, almost triangular grille inspired by the Essentia concept. From the side we can see the car's overall proportions, which hint clearly it will stick with a rear- and all-wheel drive platform...


Genesis: Oz launch pushed back to Q4
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Genesis: Oz launch pushed back to Q4

Genesis, luxury subsidiary of Hyundai, won't be arriving in Australia until at least the fourth quarter of 2018 – after previously being scheduled for the third quarter. Public relations manager for Hyundai Australia, Guido Schenken, confirmed the news this week, meaning we won't see the G70 (top) or G80 (formerly Hyundai Genesis) until very late this year...