Every Genesis Vehicle Is a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice

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Genesis vehicles are built to impress, offering a wealth of innovative features and thrilling powertrains with attractive overall designs. As such, it should come as no surprise that every single Genesis model was named to the Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice List.

The automotive experts at Car and Driver (C/D) researched and tested more than 400 vehicles and pared that down to a total of 116 in the final list. Here’s what they had to say about the Genesis lineup:

  • Genesis GV70, Compact Luxury SUV: As the newest model in the lineup, the GV70 was praised by C/D editors for its sporty handling, engine offerings, and premium interior design.
  • Genesis GV80, Mid-Size Luxury SUV: Similar to the GV70, the C/D editors noted that the cabin of the GV80 is also elevated and well-tailored. The SUV also stood out for its smooth, quiet ride and its many standard tech features.
  • Genesis G70, Entry-Luxury Car: The playful handling and premium cabin of the G70 helped this model stand out to the Car and Driver editors. Its affordable price was a bonus that was also appreciated.
  • Genesis G80, Mid-Size Luxury Car: To directly quote the editors at Car and Driver, the G80 was praised for “Lovely interior design, packed with features, bargain pricing.”
  • Genesis G90, Full-Size Luxury Car: In a crowded segment, the G90 stood out for its “silky-smooth” engine options, high-end looks, and budget-friendly pricing.

If you want to learn more about these Genesis vehicles, feel free to visit us or contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Electrified Genesis GV70 Coming Soon

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Electrified Genesis GV70

It wasn’t that long ago that the Genesis GV70 made its debut and provided drivers with exceptional style, performance, and luxury. Now, you can have all that and outstanding efficiency thanks to the all-new electrified Genesis GV70.

The electric GV70 is based on the regular GV70, keeping the features and amenities that everyone has come to know and love over the past few years. This includes its spacious, driver-focused interior that emphasizes the beauty of white space and is filled with cutting-edge technology.

New Technology

With the electric GV70, you’ll also get new technologies that are designed especially for an electric SUV. As such, the multi-rapid charging system offers both 400V and 800V options. With the inclusion of 350kW rapid charging, the GV70 can go from 10-80% battery in less than 20 minutes.

Along with offering smart and quick charging, the electrified GV70 is expected to provide remarkable efficiency while maintaining the thrill that comes with driving a Genesis vehicle. The SUV will be equipped with standard all-wheel drive and is estimated to reach 96 kph in 4.5 seconds with the model’s Boost Mode. 

These are just some of the highlights of the new electrified Genesis GV70. We’re excited to see updates like this from the brand, and if you’d like to learn more, contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Unveils Redesigned G90 Flagship Sedan

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The flagship Genesis G90 has been redesigned. This luxury sedan arrives with updates inside and out, along with the option of choosing between a sedan and a long-wheelbase version.

On the outside, the G90 sports a new Crest Grille flanked by Two-Line headlamps to resemble the Genesis emblem. Also revised is that Guilloché patterned emblem, which is almost 80% thinner to elevate the G90’s design even more. The back helps to elongate the sedan thanks to the Two-Line rear combination lamps that mimic the front headlamps.

The beauty of the sedan’s exterior extends to its cabin, which has been carefully crafted with the Genesis Beauty of White Space interior design ethos in mind. The gorgeous, high-quality materials that fill the interior harmoniously blend with the updated advanced technologies. For example, the EasyClose system will close the door so you can comfortably envelop yourself in the supple leather seats without having to reach for the handle.

It’s not all about looks, though. The new Genesis G90 has been equipped with a 3.5-litre turbo engine that offers a thrilling performance of 380 horsepower. New suspension technology has also been added to the G90 to allow for improved handling and a smoother ride. And to ensure the quietest ride yet, Genesis has outfitted the sedan with its most advanced noise canceling ANC-R system.

These are just a few of the many highlights you’ll encounter in the all-new Genesis G90. To learn more, contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Going All-Electric by 2030

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Going Electric by 2030

As the world moves more toward electrification and being more eco-friendly, automakers are following suit to meet the needs of consumers. Genesis has plans to build its final gas-powered engine by 2025 and go all-electric by no later than 2030.

According to KBB.com’s Sean Tucker, “The roadmap will see eight new Genesis electric vehicles (EVs) — four SUVs and four cars – make up the Genesis lineup. We’ve seen three of them before.” What Tucker is referring to are the GV60, GV70, and the upcoming 2022 G80 EV.

G80 EV

The G80 EV is based on the existing popular luxury sedan, the G80, with an electric powertrain. Genesis estimates that this new EV will reach a range of approximately 426 km, though official certification has not been completed yet. In addition to being efficient, this luxury EV is also slated to be eco-friendly inside, thanks to vegan leather and reclaimed wood offerings.

Not much else has been shared regarding the Genesis EV lineup except for a shadowy image with signature dual-line headlights gleaming through the darkness. The next major auto show, where automakers typically debut new models, is the New York International Auto Show in April. Our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto is hoping that we get more details sooner than that. Stay tuned for updates on the electrifying future of Genesis.

Genesis GV70 Named 2022 MotorTrend SUV of the Year

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The Genesis GV70 overcame nearly three dozen other SUVs to earn the title of 2022 MotorTrend SUV of the Year. MotorTrend did not mince words about its winner of the Golden Calipers, hailing it as “the best Genesis vehicle ever.”

Each year, the experts at MotorTrend compare vehicles from the world’s major brands to determine their choice for SUV of the Year. The 2022 Genesis GV70 was one of 35 vehicles vying for the year’s top honor, which is based on performance across six major metrics: advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, efficiency, value, and performance of intended function.

Across those six criteria, the 2022 Genesis GV70 stunned MotorTrend editors and contributors by leaving the competition completely in the dust.

“Among a segment already stuffed with intriguing options, the Genesis GV70 is nothing short of a revelation,” writes MotorTrend’s Zach Gale, “and the only choice for the 2022 MotorTrend SUV of the Year honor.”

To call the 2022 Genesis GV70 incredible would be an understatement. If you want to see for yourself why the GV70 is in a class all its own and the clear choice for 2022 MotorTrend SUV of the Year, schedule a test drive at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Introduces Face Connect Tech for Unlocking Vehicle Doors

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Genesis is stepping it up for automakers worldwide with its latest innovation. The new Genesis Face Connect technology uses biometric information to let you seamlessly interact with your vehicle.

The new tech utilizes a Near Infra-Red (NIR) camera to recognize human faces in any weather, including rain and snow, and even at night. Built to make the driving experience even more customizable, the Face Connect technology can let you open and close the doors without using a smart key. This means you can enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about finding a place to carry keys.

Face Connect has the ability to register two faces for each vehicle, and new profiles can be safely registered and deleted using voice assistant. An additional biometric option for Genesis vehicles is the Fingerprint Authentication System, which lets you start the vehicle using fingerprint recognition.

To ensure that this new technology is always up-to-date, Genesis has expanded its OTA Software Update that wirelessly updates features. Previously, only the Head-Up Display, navigation, and digital cluster could be updated via OTA. But now, this tech has spread to other components of Genesis vehicles, including the steering wheel, airbags, brakes, suspension, and an integrated control device.

It’s so exciting to see all of this cutting-edge updates from Genesis. To learn more about these new features, which are expected to be implemented on the new GV60 — or the already available Genesis Digital Key technology — reach out to our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Reveals New GV60 All-Electric Crossover

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In its first move towards electrification, Genesis has unveiled some details about the all-new, all-electric GV60 crossover. The GV60 EV is expected to blend the luxury of Genesis — inside and out — with dynamic performance and superior efficiency.

The exterior of the new GV60 features a sleek silhouette with a front end that’s accented by the athletic Crest Grille and Quad Lamps. For the first time on a Genesis vehicle, the automaker has given the GV60 a “clamshell hood,” a single panel that combines the hood and fenders for a smooth overall appearance.

Inside, the Genesis GV60 embodies the “Beauty of White Space” design ethos to create a spacious and elegant cabin. One of the more unique features in the GV60 is the Crystal Sphere in the floating console. When the GV60 is turned off, the sphere acts as ambient light in the cockpit. But when the vehicle is ready to be driven, it turns into a Shift By Wire (SBW) controller.

A large touch screen expands from behind the steering wheel to the center dash, providing an exceptionally modern look. Other standout features inside the GV60 include “Boost” and “Drive Mode” buttons on the steering wheel as well as contrast stitching on the seats, dash, and center console.

The all-new Genesis GV60 EV is expected to arrive in early 2022 with additional information to be released in the coming months. Contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario, for more details.

The All-New Genesis G80 Sport Is Coming Soon

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The G80 has been a part of the Genesis brand since the beginning and is a beloved executive sedan with a stylish design and premium amenities within. Now, Genesis is taking this iconic vehicle even further and debuting a performance-enhanced version called the Genesis G80 Sport.

“The Genesis G80 Sport delivers the best value to customers who want to enjoy the perfect balance of ‘Athletic Elegance’ from the G80 combined with a more dynamic driving experience,” said Genesis official. Full performance specs have not yet been released, but we do know that the G80 Sport will offer Rear Wheel Steering for maximized driving stability.

We have seen exclusive photos of the G80 Sport that showcased the new Cavendish Red exterior paint color, which draws inspiration from the name and colors of the cliffs near the north coast of Prince Edward Island. The stunning vehicle is also equipped with 20-inch G-Matrix dark alloy wheels, black headlamp bezels, and a dark glossy chrome radiator grille.

Inside, the dashboard comes in three different design options: real carbon, Sport-exclusive real aluminum, and a diamond-patterned hybrid weaving pattern. G80 Sport-exclusive seat quilting designs will also be available in a V or diamond pattern.

The all-new Genesis G80 Sport is expected to arrive very soon. For more details on when you can see it for yourself, contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

2021 Genesis G80 Wins Coveted IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety assesses vehicles each year to see how well they protect occupants in a crash and whether they provide crash avoidance and mitigation technology to help prevent or lessen a collision. The 2021 Genesis G80 was recently tested by the IIHS and awarded with the highest TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

“This IIHS TSP+ award for the G80 executive sedan, in addition to the three previous TSP+ designations awarded earlier this year, demonstrates the exceptional safety performance and design of our entire vehicle line-up,” said Brian Latouf, Chief Safety Officer of Genesis Motor North America.

The 2021 G80 received a handful of updates, including the Center Airbag that’s located in between the driver’s seat and center console. In the event of a side collision, the airbag deploys in 0.3 seconds to help prevent the front passengers from colliding with each other or vehicle components.

Other standard features that helped the Genesis G80 receive the TSP+ award from the IIHS include its LED projector headlights, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist. However, that’s just the start for the G80; it’s equipped with additional helpful driver-assist features like Driver Attention Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Highway Driving Assist, and Rear Occupant Alert.

All of this is to say that the 2021 Genesis G80 is not only stunning inside and out, but also supremely safe. To learn more about this award-winning executive sedan, contact our team of Experience Managers at Genesis Downtown in Toronto.

Genesis G80 and GV80 Win 2021 AutoGuide Luxury Awards

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AutoGuide is a trusted source for all things automotive, providing the latest news and reviews for vehicles in the U.S. and Canada. Each year, the editorial team at AutoGuide chooses its top picks in a variety of segments. For the 2021 list, two Genesis models were recognized as the best of the best.

The 2021 Genesis G80 was named the Luxury Car of the Year by AutoGuide. As the model that helped launch the Genesis brand in 2015, the G80 is the signature in luxury. What helped the G80 stand out was its combination of power under the hood, its calm and smooth ride, and its long list of premium materials and features inside. When describing the 2021 G80, AutoGuide managing editor Kshitij Sharma noted, “The G80 is a phenomenal car as it strikes the perfect balance between power, drivability and luxury.”

AutoGuide also named the 2021 Genesis GV80 the Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year on its list. Having debuted just last year, the GV80 is “a breath of fresh air in the mid-size luxury segment,” according to AutoGuide. The GV80 was praised for similar reasons as the G80, as the SUV offers many high-end amenities, even on its base trim. But the editors at AutoGuide also appreciated some of the available first-class features like the 21-speaker Lexicon® sound system and active noise cancellation.

We could go on about how incredible the G80 and GV80 are, but it’s better if you experience them for yourself. Visit us at Genesis Downtown in Toronto to take either for a test drive.