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GT-inspired Genesis Essentia stuns New York with its beautiful design

During the 2018 New York Auto Show, not only did Genesis reveal to us the G70 manual equipped sports sedan, but alongside it, they also pulled the covers off of an electric concept car that they call the Essentia. All we can say is that it is very striking even beside various machines at the show - and that is an understatement.

This concept is pretty new for Genesis in many ways. For instance, its body, monocoque structure, and chassis are all made from carbon fiber. The Essentia is also considered to be Genesis’ very first full-on battery electric vehicle. And even if we still have not gotten details on the power just yet, it is said to have multiple electric motors that can send the Essentia to 60 miles per hour in an estimated three seconds. Of course, this is a concept vehicle so most of the information we are getting are not final or confirmed.

One thing we must consider though is how beautiful this car physically looks. According to Genesis, the Essentia embodies the classic Gran Turismo design elements, like the long hood and the swept back styling and low profile.

Read the entire article GT-inspired Genesis Essentia stuns New York with its beautiful design

Genesis-exclusive dealerships will soon be set up in the US

Genesis and Hyundai are finally working together to begin the establishment of a network of Genesis-exclusive dealerships in the United States.

It was just last Friday when a statement confirmed that existing Hyundai dealers in the United States were offered the opportunity to establish separate Genesis franchises. In other words, dealerships that already sell Genesis vehicles today will finally be able to apply for a Genesis franchise if they wish to do so. The automaker actually hopes to establish a network of around 100 retailers by the end of this year.

In the United States, there are around 350 Hyundai dealerships that carry Genesis models. And when the franchises begin to pop up, then this will help cement the idea of Genesis being a standalone brand, more than a sub brand of Hyundai. This also permits Genesis specific franchises only to perform warranty work. Initially, they will have a selection process for this, choosing from a limited number of dealers who are party to the Genesis Participation Agreemen. The next three years will be busy for the automaker, as they will be building dealerships during this period.

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Hyundai is working on RWD hybrid Genesis sports car

In the second quarter of 2017, Manfred Fitzgerald, boss of Genesis, denied any plans to build a halo sports car. Instead, he said that what the brand will concentrate on is to provide what majority of its customers want.

But without any notice, it seems like the guys from the premium South Korean automaker have changed their minds sometime last year. In fact, two executives from Hyundai confirmed that a new Genesis nameplate is already in the works. It’s possible that the clamor from the fans of Genesis was so deafening that the brand had no choice but to give in.

It was Luc Donckerwolke, vice president of Hyundai, and Woong-chul Yang, vice chairman or research and development, who confirmed the existence of this project to WheelsMagazine. They hinted that the vehicle will likely have two seats, and will be powered by a hybrid system. He mentioned that the key ingredient to the vehicle’s success would be the performance that it gains from its batteries and electric motors working together.

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X-Tomi Design renders the 2018 Genesis G70 as a wagon

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, recently launched the 2018 Genesis G70 to go against German models like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. But while its rivals offer their models in wagon variants, Hyundai doesn’t have a G70 wagon variant. This is because some customers just prefer to have a little more space for their junk. To keep up with the competition, Genesis might need to have a long roof variant of its own. But how would it look? X-Tomi Design helps us imagine it.

The current G70’s design features a flowing roof that goes all the way to its sporty rear, including an integrated upward kink towards the edge of the trunk. X-Tomi Design’s rendering retains its original shape, but stretches it a little creating a longer line and some extra space in the rear. The rear end now gets a spoiler to keep its performance-oriented appearance.

At this moment, Genesis offers three options of the G70 at launch in South Korea, and they have not given any details regarding the US-spec model. The Korean version’s base trim has a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder that carries out 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts), and with the Performance Package, 251 horsepower (187 kilowatts) and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-metres) of torque. Another option is the 2.2 liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). And for the range topping trim, you’ll get a 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 that produces as much as 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (510 Nm) of torque. Customers can either opt for a rear wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.

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A lot of people have been wondering what is that on the Genesis G70’s grille. One really would not notice such a thing from afar, but if you get up close and personal, then you would see something planted on the center of its grille.

Well, experts say that this is a front-mounted radar that works with the driver assist system that the G70 features. This new technology features adaptive cruise control, emergency automatic braking, frontal collision warning and such. A number of automakers have this technology installed on the front end of their cars, but so far, not many of them have great results, but we have yet to see how it works on the Genesis G70.

As mentioned earlier, the front-mounted radar has not performed as well as automakers and customers expected it to. For instance, Hyundai, Genesis’ mother company used the same technology for its mid-size Sonata sedan - and this might be the worst mistake they have ever made.

Read the entire article Let’s have a closer look at what’s on the Genesis G70’s grille

Hyundai has unveiled to the global public its latest sedan that elegantly combines luxury and performance in one innovative package under its Genesis luxury brand – the new Genesis G70. It is the third model in Hyundai’s Genesis brand, following the Genesis G80 and the Genesis G90. But while its larger siblings were much focused on luxury, the new Genesis G70 aims to offer a perfect blend of luxury and high performance.

The new Genesis G70, however, won't be competing in a new market, as it is bound to fight its way in the mid-size sport sedan segment – considered as one of the most fiercely fought battlegrounds among premium vehicles. It will be competing against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, as well as the Alpha Romeo Giulia and the Cadillac ATS.

In this segment, one of the main selling points is the amount of sportiness that a competition could offer. Central to this is an engine that allows a luxury car to eke out a sporty performance.

Read the entire article Hyundai reveals new Genesis G70 as its contender for mid-size luxury sport sedan segment

Earlier this month, we were getting hints that Hyundai, along with its sister company Genesis, isn’t doing so well in the United States as well as in Europe. So this news may be a surprise for some. It looks like Genesis has plans on expanding its portfolio, and we mean adding many new models including the G70, at least one coupe, and an SUV.

Currently, the Korean luxury car maker carries the G90 and the G80 sedans in its lineup. And according to Motor Authority, Genesis has filed trademarks with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office. Some of which are coupes under the names GT60, GT70, GT80 and GT90 - and all these have already been reserved for the company. It seems like they will be using “GT” for their coupes instead.

Back in 2016, the company had a leaked product roadmap that indicates their plan to release six distinct models by year 2020. And as of 2017, it already has three which are the aforementioned G90, G80, and the G70 sedans. This means that there will be three more that we should expect, and these are likely to be two SUVs (a small and a midsize), and a small sports coupe. The other coupes will have to wait until after 2020.

Read the entire article Genesis has filed GT Coupe and GV nameplates for upcoming models

You can’t force people to acquire something that does not interest them. This is one mistake that South Korean automaker Hyundai won’t likely make again. It has been recently announced that the Genesis will be taken completely out of the United Kingdom market. This is because after several attempts of luring customers to purchase its vehicles, no one seems to be paying much attention. And that’s after the Genesis G80 sedan has been marketed as a worthy adversary to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

The luxury brand hasn’t been selling a lot of cars in the UK, not even the original G80 sedan. In fact, in two years (since 2015), only about 50 units of the Genesis sedan were sold in England. That figure is a disappointment to the brand indeed.

First of all, people in the UK are generally more aware of the other two brands as they are based in Europe. Everyone probably knows of Hyundai, but not their sister company Genesis. This could be one factor that has been affecting their sales, as people have a tendency to go for what is familiar.

Read the entire article The UK can now say goodbye to Genesis (Hyundai’s luxury brand)

Not so long ago, the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport made its debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show. But at that time, it did not have a price yet. And now that there is a price tag on it released along with the rest of the 2018 model lineup, it turns out the Sport model isn’t a cheap one.

And it doesn’t end there. If you compare last year’s prices to the rates of the 2018 models - particularly the G80 3.8 and the G80 5.0 Ultimate, you will notice a slight price hike. And that does not even include the extra $25 increase in destination fee.

Let us get in detail about the changes in price. For the G80 3.8 rear-wheel drive, the 2017 model had a price of $41,400, while the 2018 model is at $41,750, there is a noticeable difference of $350 for this model. Similarly, the all-wheel drive version also gets a $350 increase, with the 2017 model at $43,900, and the new 2018 model at $44,250. But what is really surprising is the price increase of the G80 5.0 Ultimate rear-wheel drive. The 2017 model was once priced at $54,500, and now that the 2018 model is out, it comes with a price tag of $57,000 - that is a $2,450 increase from the older model. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive variant of the 2018 G80 5.0 Ultimate is at $59,500.

Read the entire article 2018 Genesis G80 Sport pricing announced in the United States

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has a new top calibre designer on board. Former Bugatti designer Alexander “Sasha” Selipanov is moving to Global Genesis Advanced Studio as the new design chief. Well, it does look like Genesis, Hyundai’s high-end division, is hell bent on conquering the US market in the next few years.

From what we heard, Genesis is planning to come up with a new sports car and possibly a luxury EV. With already 6 models in line for 2020, Selipanov will be working alongside Genesis’ Design Head Luc Donckerwolke. The duo will be developing Genesis’ upcoming products starting next year at their new headquarters in Europe.

Selipanov, as we all know, is one of the car industry’s prolific designers. He penned the Chiron during his stint as Bugatti’s Head for Exterior Design from 2014 up to 2016. He’s also one of the members of Lamborghini Huracan’s design team back in 2010. According to the 33- year old designer, he’s truly excited about this new opportunity and that his move to Genesis will mark a new chapter in his career.

Read the entire article Chiron designer Alexander Selipanov leaves Bugatti for Genesis

Genesis has taken the wraps off its 'New York Concept' luxury sports sedan at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. This new concept provides a glimpse of future Genesis design direction with its 'Athletic Elegance' that made its debut in the Vision G concept and in production form with the Genesis G90 premium luxury sedan.

It is powered by a 2.0 GDi powertrain that could develop up to 245ps of output and 36.0 kgf-m of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This New York Concept comes with advanced technological features as well as a precise design language that highlights qualities of South Korean culture while at the same time increases both the perception and value of the Genesis brand.

Read the entire article 2016 New York Auto Show: Genesis New York Concept hints at G70 future styling

Hyundai Motor Company revealed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show the G90 -- its latest model for the Genesis brand. This luxury sedan is envisioned to be Hyundai’s flagship for its model line-up and will be released to the U.S. market. The G90 is expected to compete with the other premium brands in the luxury car segment as it has the top of the line technological innovations with convenience, dynamic performance, and refinement at its highest.

The G90 is the result of work done by the Prestige Design Group. This model gives a strong sign that the 'Athletic Elegance' design characteristic of the brand will clear in future products from Genesis. The outline of the G90 itself shows the refinement and power present.

This includes the pronounced hood, wheelbase, the minimized overhangs, and the surfacing of the rear deck. On the inside, the use of fine materials and different textures is quite evident and when combined with the ergonomics, give the occupants that needed comfort and convenience.

Read the entire article 2017 Genesis G90 unveiled for US market at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Raring to see what the Genesis G90 large luxury sedan looks like? Well, it might be better to get a glimpse at the first rendering of Hyundai Motor’s range topper. At most, this rendering of the Genesis G90 – dubbed as the EQ900 in South Korea – provides a preview of the brand’s design identity as well as the direction that its styling is targeted to have for the future.

This is quite expected of the G90, since after all, it is Genesis’ flagship model that will set the tone for the brand’s blast-off into the world of luxury autos. Featuring the Genesis brand’s design style ‘Athletic Elegance,’ as interpreted by the Prestige Design Division, the G90 comes with elegant yet significant proportions.

Its Athletic Elegance its further exuded by a grand radiator grille that features the Genesis emblem and is accentuated by sophisticated headlamps. Moreover, the G90’s Athletic Elegance is conveyed by an exterior theme that flows across its entire body length to its long rear lamp cluster.

Read the entire article Hyundai releases renderings of new Genesis G90 large luxury sedan

Hyundai Motor is launching Genesis as a stand-alone luxury brand. Using a name that is already associated with the brand is quite a departure from what other automakers have done when they decided to form a luxury brand. Case in point: Nissan’s Infiniti, Toyota’s Lexus, and Honda’s Acura.

But apparently, Hyundai wants people to know that the luxury vehicle they’re considering is built by the South Korean mass-market automaker. In fact, it won’t be selling its Genesis luxury cars at newly built exclusive showrooms just for the brand. What Hyundai plans is for these vehicles to be sold via existing dealerships for the 2017 model year.

It’s about time for Hyundai to launch a stand-alone brand; it has already spent 15 years developing and improving on its luxury cars. Last August, Hyundai was at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to present the Vision G luxury concept.

Read the entire article Hyundai’s Genesis goes off on its own as a distinct luxury brand for 2017

According to Hyundai's UK managing director Tony Whitehorn, it appears that Hyundai wants Genesis to become a standalone luxury brand, just like Lexus, which is owned by Toyota.

Whitehorn admitted that Toyota did a great job with Lexus in the United States, but it never took off in Europe. Now, Hyundai wants to see if the buyers will accept Genesis as an independent brand in Europe and UK.

Europe will be the first test, while the right-hand drive cars will be available in late 2012.

Read the entire article Genesis to become a standalone luxury brand, says Hyundai