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Genesis working on bringing Essentia and Mint concepts to production

The Genesis Essentia and Mint concepts seem destined for production, but some key details still need to be worked out. Manfred Fitzgerald, head of the Genesis brand, told Motor Trend at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance both Essentia and Mint concepts are "grinding" their way towards production...

2020 Genesis GV80 spied

The Genesis GV80, the company's first production crossover, has been spied undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. Although this GV80 prototype is wearing camouflage all over, as well as some tight-fitting black clothes, we can see it is heavily inspired by the GV80 Concept from the 2017 New York motor show...

CarAdvice podcast 164: 2019 Tesla Model 3 review!

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello this week. In car news, a petrol-powered 2020 Audi Q7 could be coming to Australia, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera has been revealed, Britain’s car industry has given its Prime Minister a warning about leaving the European Union, and Tesla has added Netflix and YouTube to its infotainment...

Genesis GV70 coming in 2021 - report

Genesis Motors is pushing forward with its upcoming SUV rollout, with the company’s chief operating officer confirming a G70-based crossover will follow the upcoming GV80 in 2021. Speaking on a sales call with North American media reported by Motor1, Erwin Raphael, COO for Genesis, said a smaller SUV based on the G70’s rear-drive platform will be a little under a year behind the larger GV80...

Genesis Studio Sydney opens its doors

Genesis Motors Australia has finally launched its first standalone ‘flagship studio’ in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, coinciding with the Korean marque’s launch Down Under. The brand’s global boss, Manfred Fitzgerald (above), flew out to cut the ribbon as Genesis opened the doors to its first dealership, with Melbourne and Brisbane sites to open in 2020...

2019 Genesis G70 pricing and specs

The Genesis G70 – Hyundai’s answer to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Lexus IS sports sedans – has finally arrived in Australia after numerous delays. For now, there is only one showroom – in the Sydney CBD – but others will follow in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. The company says there are no plans to sell Genesis vehicles across its national network of 167 independent Hyundai dealers...

Genesis puts pressure on luxury rivals over warranty

There are renewed calls for luxury car brands to increase their warranty now that Hyundai’s upmarket entrant Genesis has gone on sale locally this week with class-leading five-year coverage. All Top 10 mainstream brands now have five-year warranty coverage – or more – but, as reported by CarAdvice in January, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar-Land Rover are staying firm with three-year warranties...

2019 Genesis G80 pricing and specs

The Hyundai Genesis limousine – a favourite among hire-car drivers and a popular replacement for the iconic Holden Caprice – is finally back after a two-year break. However it now has a new name, a higher price, and is only available via a much smaller dealer network. It’s now called the Genesis G80 and will be sold only at standalone Genesis dealerships...

Genesis plans Tesla rival, hydrogen car, and massive SUV rollout

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis is poised to launch an electric car to take on Tesla – and it will be on Australian roads within two years. The still-secret electric vehicle is just one of a vast range of new models Genesis is ready to roll out in Australia, one of its key new markets globally...

Hyundai, Kia and Genesis designs to become more 'differentiated'

Luc Donckerwolke, recently-appointed head of design for the entire Hyundai Motor Group, has outlined his vision for the automaker. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, he said his team's "core task is to differentiate the design philosophy of the three brands". Part of this desire stems from the stranglehold the company has on the South Korean market, where it accounts for 70% of all new car sales...

CarAdvice podcast 154: European sports sedan comparison!

On the panel this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and James Wong. In car news, pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Toyota Supra and 2019 Genesis G70, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed a $6.7 billion loss, the Toyota Tarago has been axed to make way for the Granvia, and the Mercedes-Benz EQC has the 'highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'...