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CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...

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Genesis G70: Manual on the cards for right-hand drive markets
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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: No performance sub-brand like N division
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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...


CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!
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CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!

We're on location this week from the Melbourne 4x4 Training and Proving Ground for our ute mega test with Mandy Turner, CEO Andrew Beecher, Mike Costello, Curt Dupriez and Kez Casey. In car news, the Volkswagen Golf GTE has been ruled out for Australia, the Subaru Forester has been teased, and Lexus says autonomous cars are dangerous in cities...


Genesis G70 to get manual option
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Genesis G70 to get manual option

The upcoming Genesis G70 will get a six-speed manual option with the entry-level 2.0-litre turbo in the United States, but don't expect to see it Down Under. Earlier this week Car and Driver noticed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed fuel economy figures for all G70 variants – and their findings included 2.0-litre and 3...


Genesis to offer best-in-class ‘customer experience and service model’
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Genesis to offer best-in-class ‘customer experience and service model’

The upcoming launch of the Genesis luxury brand will bring some new and innovative ideas to the segment to help entice buyers away from the traditional European manufacturers and Lexus in favour of the South Korean brand, with best-in-class customer experience...


Genesis set for Oz launch in April-May
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Genesis set for Oz launch in April-May

The latest luxury vehicle manufacturer to enter the Australian market will be Hyundai-owned Genesis, which will have its full brand launch alongside two models around April or May this year. Hyundai has been testing the water with its ‘Genesis’ sedan, but will now use that as a platform to launch the full line-up of Genesis-branded vehicles before the middle of the year...


Most anticipated new cars of 2018
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Most anticipated new cars of 2018

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


Genesis could do a new GT coupe, but smaller cars unlikely
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Genesis could do a new GT coupe, but smaller cars unlikely

There’s little chance we’ll see a hatchback from Korean luxury brand Genesis, but a sleek two-door grand tourer could make a bit more sense. That’s according to Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, who told CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Genesis G70 sedan that the conventional passenger car range is complete...


Genesis global expansion underway
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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. But there are bigger fish to fry, according to Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald...


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...