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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...

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Hyundai: Same-same family design is "boring"
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Hyundai: Same-same family design is "boring"

It isn't uncommon to see manufacturers designing a similar-looking range of cars across model lines, but it's a move Hyundai's head of design is strongly against. It takes a trainspotter to tell a Mercedes-Benz C-Class from an E- or S-Class, or even a BMW 3 Series from the 5 and 7 Series – a type of confusion Hyundai is keen to avoid...


Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models
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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 Essentia: Our chat with designer Sasha Selipanov
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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
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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
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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...


New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look
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New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look

At this year’s New York auto show, Genesis wowed the crowds with its first electric supercar concept, Mini went old school for its own EV dreams, and Volkswagen dipped a toe in the pickup pond – but New York has delivered plenty of concept delights in the past. Here are ten of the best from the last 20 years deserving of a second look...


Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty
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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
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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...


Genesis Essentia concept revealed
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Genesis Essentia concept revealed

The Genesis Essentia concept has been unveiled at the New York motor show this week, previewing the company's future vision for "product performance and technology". Featuring a lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque construction, the Essentia is the Korean marque's first battery electric vehicle...


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...


Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era
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Hyundai aiming for industry leadership in new technology era

Hyundai says in the midst of a technological revolution taking over the automotive industry, it’s aiming to be the global leader in the fields of autonomous driving and the connected car, not a follower...


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


Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains
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Hyundai details more efficient new Smart Stream powertrains

The Hyundai Motor Group, parent of Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has announced its strategy for engine development at the International Powertrain Conference in South Korea this week. At the event, Hyundai is displaying four new engines and two new transmissions, all part of the upcoming 'Smart Stream' powertrain family, primarily aimed at reducing emissions and improving fuel economy...


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?