It speaks to the quality of the Genesis G70 that Mercedes’ perennial favourite C-Class sedan didn’t make the list of finalists this year, the Korean luxury sedan bumping it out of the top three. That left BMW’s benchmark 3 Series and Audi’s sleek and stylish A5 Sportback to vie for honours in the segment against the upstart from Genesis.
They once ruled the driveways and roads of Australia’s wealthiest postcodes, a four-wheeled sign you had made it in life. Large sedans wearing badges, predominantly from Germany, sometimes England, oozed prestige, with big powerful engines matched only by large, comfortable interiors...
Six months and over 6000km later, we bid farewell to our G70. What did the team think?
We have a new long-termer in the Sydney CarAdvice garage – and it's not an SUV. You may also be surprised that our performance rear-wheel-drive sedan doesn't hail from Europe, either. Meet our new 2020 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport.
That the 2021 Genesis G80 is an exceptional large luxury sedan is no surprise. What is perhaps something of a surprise is just how far the luxury arm of Hyundai has come in a relatively short time. Not long after driving the all-new GV80 SUV, we get to sample the new G80 – a flagship large sedan that defines the brand.
If you reckon the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV is an important model for the still relatively young Hyundai flagship brand, you’d be right.
Curt Dupriez travelled to a chilly Seoul, in South Korea for the launch and first drive of Genesis' first SUV, the GV80. Does the SUV hit the mark?
Does the new 2019 Genesis G70 truly measure up on critical merit to key rivals from Germany and Japan, such as the new-generation BMW 3 Series and the familiar Lexus IS? Curt and Jez find out.
Finally. After numerous delays, Hyundai's BMW 3 Series rival, the premium Genesis G70 medium sedan, is on sale in Australia. It's a solid first effort and a decent drive. The biggest challenge will be persuading people to pay full price for one of these over its German equivalent. In the meantime, buyers in the prestige market will continue to be spoiled for choice...
In some ways it’s hard to give you an accurate idea of what the 2018 Genesis G70 mid-size luxury sedan will be like when it arrives in Australia – and that’s after spending a good few hours in the car at its international launch in Korea.
Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020.