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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

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...

Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models

The Genesis Essentia concept has paved the way for slinkier models in future, with a new styling team finally getting a chance to demonstrate its skills. Luc Donckerwolke, head of design at Hyundai, joined the Korean manufacturer at the end of 2015, right around the time Sasha Selipanov, head of design at Genesis, came on board...

Genesis resisting the urge to chase volume

With an Australian debut just around the corner, Korean luxury brand Genesis wants to hit the ground running, but will resist the urge to chase volume. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice it's a slow burn process to establish a new brand...

Genesis Essentia: Our chat with designer Sasha Selipanov

Unveiled at the 2018 New York motor show, the Genesis Essentia is one of the most eye-catching, exciting concept cars we've seen this year. It has a pure-electric powertrain good for a 3.0-second 60mph (97km/h) sprint, buried under a classically-proportioned exterior...

Genesis Essentia concept could enter production by 2021/2022

The Genesis Essentia full-electric GT concept debuted in New York could be on the road by 2021, if it's given the green light for production. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, said the decision would ultimately depend on public reaction to the concept...

Genesis G70: Manual on the cards for right-hand drive markets

Genesis is set to launch the Genesis G70 in Australia shortly exclusively with an automatic gearbox, but that could be about to change. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice that a manual gearbox is still on the cards when asked if we'd see it in right-hand drive trim...

Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty

Genesis is set to launch as a standalone brand in Australia later this year, and is expected to bring an industry-leading warranty. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice the company plans on offering an best-in-market warranty program when it lands in Australia around May...

Genesis: No performance sub-brand like N division

With a local brand launch debut set for May this year, Hyundai's luxury arm Genesis will stick to one model line and bypass the sub-performance brand setup like its parent's N division. Speaking with media at the 2018 New York motor show last week, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice that the brand's aim is to deliver one quality, high-performing product line...

2017 Good Design Awards, Chicago: Genesis, Kia, Mitsubishi the big winners

The winners of the 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, with several automotive manufacturers snagging multiple titles - including Genesis, Kia and Mitsubishi. In addition to the aforementioned brands, awards were won by Bentley, Ferrari, Hyundai and Range Rover...

Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development

Hyundai has appointed Fayez Abdul Rahman as the new Vice President of Genesis Architecture Development.  Rahman will be waving goodbye to his role as concept and platform architecture leader on a number of model lines at BMW, including the 7 Series, X-badged crossovers and M division cars...