GENESIS CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT TAKES OUT MAJOR DESIGN AWARD

The Genesis X Convertible Concept has won the Transportation category at the Good Design Awards 2023, the ninth year in a row that the Korean carmaker has claimed a design award at the prestigious event. The Good Design Awards are bestowed annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Founded in 1950, the prize honours the highest level of design excellence across more than 30 categories. Unveiled at the 2022 Los Angeles Motor Show, the X… Read more

GENESIS GV80 30D AWD

Launched here in 2020, GV80 is Genesis’ first and largest SUV in a lineup that now boasts three of them. At just under five metres in length and with a kerb weight of about 2300kg, it’s a large, impressive-looking vehicle. The styling is tasteful, chiselled and eye-catching, highlighted by an imposing, almost heraldic, crest-shaped grille that is flanked by quad, twin-bar LED headlights — motifs that are repeated at the rear of the car. Competitors include Lexus, Volvo and of course the German contingent. STYLING In the context of recent… Read more

GENESIS G80 ELECTRIFIED

Genesis G80 Electrified is as its name suggests an electrified version of Genesis’ large G80 luxury sedan. But it is a conversion rather than a dedicated EV, evidenced by the blanked-out radiator grille. G80 is popular with hire car drivers because it offers plenty of splash for relatively little cash. However, with a small boot and tight rear seat the electrified version may not be quite as appealing. STYLING G80 is a big, impressive-looking car that radiates quality. It sits a shade over 5.0 metres at 5005mm, with a wheelbase… Read more

GENESIS GV60 REVIEW

by Ewan Kennedy & Julie Saville The Genesis GV60 is the smallest of three SUVs from Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand behind the mid-sized GV70 and large GV80. Each of the three models get different powertrain choices, the GV80 comes with turbo- petrol or diesel, as does the GV70 but with an EV option added. Our test vehicle, the GV60, is electric only. Genesis GV60 sits on the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 with potential buyers sure to line up the three siblings alongside each other. Firstly,… Read more

GENESIS COUPE STEPS UP A GEAR

Hyundai’s luxury arm Genesis continues to expand, with the GV80 Coupe Concept. It’s inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept that was unveiled last week in New York. Genesis says the concept combines the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car. Of perhaps greater interest, the coupe represents a preview of bigger things to come – more emotional, performance-oriented models. Genesis’ rear-wheel-drive platform provides the basis for the GV80 Coupe Concept’s long bonnet and generous proportions. These refined proportions are emphasised by the ‘anti-wedge’ parabolic line…. Read more

GENESIS, CHAPTER FIVE – SUV POWER . . . AND GLORY

In Biblical terms, Genesis is how it all began; in the automotive scheme of things, it is similar in that the Hyundai aristocratic family tree’s early sprouts have been joined by an electric powered version of its GV70 sports utility vehicle. On the surface the Electrified GV70 – the fifth and range-topping SUV in the family – gives away little of a shift in method of propulsion, but under the skin it refuses to be ignored, showcasing the latest in luxury and advanced technology in all their glory. The Power… Read more

GENESIS GV70 REVIEW

It’s still not a household name, certainly in motoring circles, but Genesis is the luxury sub-brand of Hyundai in the same way as Lexus is to Toyota. Like Lexus before it, Genesis marketers see the brand as a competitor against the upmarket German marques. Despite the major impact Korean cars have had in recent years, that’s unlikely to happen to Genesis any time in the immediate future. Then again, Hyundai has surprised us before – so who knows? The current Genesis range comprises two sedans (G70 and G80) and three… Read more

GENESIS LAUNCHES THREE-PRONGED ELECTRIC OFFENSIVE

A rapid-fire offensive has seen Genesis launch three EVs this month, including its first dedicated all-electric model the GV60 SUV. GV60 is available now in Australia along with the Electrified G80 sedan, with Electrified GV70 to follow later this year. GV70 is the biggest-selling model in the lineup. The small coupe-like GV60 sits on the EV-specific E-GMP platform, with a spacious, inviting interior that benefits from clever design elements such as a compact dash, flat floor, floating console and slim seats. The platform is shared with the Hyundai Ioniq 5… Read more

2022 GENESIS GV80 3.5T

Genesis GV80 is a large SUV from Hyundai’s sub-brand marque that specialises in upmarket vehicles. It’s been on sale for several years and has just been updated with revised safety, comfort and convenience features. There is a big variety of models together with quite a few optional extras. Our test GV80 had two individual second-row seats with power-slide function, wing-type headrests and a one-touch rest mode STYLING It’s a great looking car with an oversized grille in a honeycomb pattern. Dual horizontal lights are stacked one above the other. That… Read more

ELECTRIFIED GENESIS GV70

The all-electric Genesis GV70 is about to go on sale in Australia. It has a twin-motor AWD system that delivers a peak output of 360kW (with Boost Mode) and an instantaneous 700Nm of torque, giving it the zero to 100km/h acceleration in just 4.2 seconds. A 77.4kWh power battery offers 445km (WLTP) of touring range and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes when plugged into a 350kW DC fast charger. The Electrified GV70 builds on its conventionally powered counterpart’s progressive style and spacious… Read more