Genesis GV80 Crowned as 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

2021 Genesis GV80 | Toronto, ON


The inaugural Genesis SUV is off to an impressive start. The GV80 was recently honored as the 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, defeating dozens of other vehicles to take the top spot.

Each year, a jury of more than 80 Canadian auto journalists analyzes and tests a wide variety of new models to determine the Utility Vehicle of the Year. For 2021, they were especially impressed by the GV70 and its high-quality design, quiet cabin, and cutting-edge safety and infotainment technologies.

“We are pleased that the first-ever Genesis SUV, GV80, has received this prestigious award,” said Richard Trevisan, the brand director of Genesis Motors Canada. “With its bold design and the latest technologies, GV80 exemplifies the ambition of Genesis.”

The GV80 combines beautiful looks both inside and out with impressive performance from its 300-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo or 375-horsepower twin-turbo V6. With technologies like the Ergo Motion Driver’s Seat, Road Active Noise Cancellation, and Smart Cruise Control that can learn your driving habits, the GV80 provides an exceptional driving experience.

To see the GV80 for yourself or to take it out for a test drive, contact our team here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto. We can’t wait to show off this award-winning SUV!

Genesis Unveils Its First EV: the Electrified G80

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Genesis is getting electrified. The premium auto brand recently announced the first-ever Genesis EV — an electric version of its G80 sedan.


The Electrified G80 looks quite a bit like the gas-powered version, but it provides a unique twist with all-electric power, long-range driving capabilities, and a green-friendly interior.


“The Electrified G80, the perfect balance of athleticism and elegance, marks the beginning of our journey into the EV market, representing Genesis in the era of electrification,” said Jay Chang, global head of the Genesis brand.


The Electrified G80 will be able to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in a lightning-fast 22 minutes. Range estimates aren’t finalized but could end up topping 400 km. 


The Electrified G80 will adapt Genesis exterior design elements with EV features, including a charging port hidden in the signature crest grille. The interior will use natural, sustainable materials for the seating, console, and trim.


A new Vehicle to Load, or V2L, feature will allow Electrified G80 owners to plug in electronics and power them with 3.6 kilowatts. The Electrified G80 will also come with key technologies like Road Active Noise Cancellation and the ride-smoothing Electronically Controlled Suspension with Road Preview.


Here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, we’ll have more information for you later this year on the exciting new Electrified G80.

Genesis G80 Recognized by J.D. Power for Best Residual Value

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Here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, we think our G80 sedan is a great value — and J.D. Power agrees. This premium midsize car recently received the 2021 Canada ALG Residual Value Award for its segment, which means it is the vehicle in its segment that is most likely to retain its value over time.

J.D. Power Awards

The awards look at mainstream and premium vehicles over a span of time: four years for mainstream and three years for premium. J.D. Power then analyzes the vehicles to see which holds the highest percentage of its manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

“We pride ourselves on the outstanding quality of our vehicles,” said Richard Trevisan, Brand Director of Genesis Motors Canada. “This award reinforces our commitment to providing the best possible products and ownership experience to our customers. We are thrilled that G80 has been recognized as the leader in this category.”

This isn’t the first time that J.D. Power has recognized Genesis as a leader in the industry. In 2020, Genesis ranked number one among premium automotive brands in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) for the fourth year in a row.

Additional Genesis Accolades

The brand has also earned awards from other organizations. The brand received four 2021 awards, and three Genesis vehicles were nominated as category finalists in the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year awards.

To test-drive the award-winning G80 or any of our other luxurious vehicles, contact the Genesis Downtown sales staff and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

Meet 3 of the Coolest New Genesis GV80 Tech Features

2021 Genesis GV80 | Toronto, ON

As the first Genesis SUV, the 2021 GV80 has been designed to make a big impression. That’s especially true of its technologies. From smart safety systems to innovations that will help you stay more comfortable on the go, here are three of the coolest new GV80 tech features.

Remote Smart Parking

The GV80’s Remote Smart Parking makes Toronto parking easy. In fact, you don’t even have to be in the vehicle to do so. This system controls the steering wheel, vehicle speed, and gear shift automatically — it can even be controlled with your key from outside the vehicle.

Ergo Motion Seat

Designed with seven air cells inside, the Ergo Motion Seat provides the right side support you need depending on your driving mode and vehicle speed. This helps minimize fatigue and keep you comfortable on the go.

Highway Driving Assist II

This automated system makes highway driving easier, controlling your speed and keeping you in your lane. It monitors the distance between you and the car in front of you, keeping a safe speed and distance. The system will even bring you to a full stop and restart when the car in front of you moves.

Visit us here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto to test-drive the new GV80 and learn more about these exciting tech features.

Genesis Dominates 2021 Awards

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The winners of the 2021 Awards were recently announced, and Genesis led the way. Vehicles from this premium carmaker earned a top spot in three award categories, helping Genesis tie for the most awards received from this year.


These awards were decided by a panel of over 20 automotive experts across Canada. They looked at every car on sale in the Canadian market right now, evaluating them on 12 criteria: value, innovation, performance, engineering excellence, user-friendliness, driving satisfaction, design, quality of materials, fuel efficiency, safety, overall excellence, and technology and on-board features.


The first Genesis model to earn recognition was the Genesis G70. This sedan earned the Best Overall Car award, making it the best option in the entire industry. The G70 also won its segment’s category, earning the title of Best Compact Luxury Car. celebrated its powertrain options, smooth handling, and luxury features.


Genesis also received awards for the Genesis G90 and Genesis GV80 in the Best Large Luxury Car and the Best 3-Row Luxury SUV categories. Panel members were impressed by the G90’s luxurious interior, which features premium comforts like Nappa leather seating, a 22-way driver’s seat, and innovative technologies. For the GV80, the panel noted its attractive design, high-tech features, and conveniences like a massaging front chair.


To take a closer look at all of these award-winning models, visit our showroom here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto.

Genesis Honoured with Multiple GOOD DESIGN® Awards

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When you want a good-looking vehicle, you should look no further than Genesis. For the sixth year in a row, the GOOD DESIGN® Awards have recognized the premium carmaker for its high design standards.

This year, Genesis earned the top spot in the Transportation category for the G80 sedan, the GV80 SUV, and the Genesis Infotainment System’s Copper Design theme.


Genesis is known for its unique design identity, which includes features like the signature Crest Grille and two-lined Quad Lamps. The award-winning G80 is considered the centrepiece of the brand’s lineup, and took the lead in design with its coupe-like roofline and an interior that epitomizes the “Beauty of White Space” concept, balancing advanced technologies and personal space.


The GV80 is the first SUV model for Genesis. It was designed as a collaboration between studios in South Korean, the United States, and Germany. Like the G80, this premium SUV presents key Genesis design points like the Crest Grille, Quad Lamps, and a sophisticated, spacious interior.

Design Award

The Copper Design theme for the Genesis infotainment system increase visibility and usability while utilizing an elegant copper theme that enhances the brand’s premium feel.  

Previously, Genesis has earned recognition for the G90 in 2015; the Vision G Concept in 2016; the G80 Sport and GV80 Concept in 2017; the G70 and Essentia Concept in 2018; and the G90 and Mint Concept in 2019.

Genesis design is incredibly impressive when you see it in person, and we invite you to visit Genesis Downtown in Toronto and test-drive any of our award-winning models.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle | Toronto, ON

At the beginning of every year, we all set New Year’s resolutions for ourselves. For 2021, why not focus these resolutions on being a better car owner? These vehicle-focused resolutions are a helpful way to help your year get off to a great start.

Stick To Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule

Recommended maintenance is one of the easiest things to forget as a car owner. Your life gets busy, and before you know it, you’re a month past your scheduled oil change date. This year, set a goal to keep up with regular service appointments so your vehicle stays like new.

Discover How To Change A Tire

Changing a tire is a life skill that everyone should learn, so why not make it your New Year’s resolution? Teach yourself how to change a flat, so you don’t have to worry about being stranded on the side of the road during winter.

Learn How To Jump-Start A Car

Dead batteries are common, especially during Toronto winters when temperatures start dropping below freezing. Instead of depending on roadside assistance to get your vehicle started again, learn how to jump-start a car battery in 2021. You never know when this knowledge might come in handy.

For all your vehicle maintenance needs in 2021, get in touch with our service department here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto. Our expert technicians are ready to give your car the attention it deserves!

Genesis Reveals New GV70 SUV

Genesis GV70 | Toronto, ON

The Genesis lineup is about to welcome its second premium SUV model: the all-new GV70. Recently unveiled in South Korea, the compact GV70 fits in well with other Genesis models while flaunting its own sporty identity.

The exterior of the GV70 is designed according to the Genesis Athletic Elegance philosophy. Highlights include a low-set crest-shaped grille, signature quad lamps, and under-bumper skid plates up front. The sides of the vehicle incorporate the trademark Genesis parabolic line, which merges with chiseled rear fenders and highlights the vehicle’s coupe-style silhouette. Rear quad lamps, a patterned bumper, and a vertically oriented muffler design complete the GV70’s look.

On the inside, the Genesis GV70 introduces an approach known as “the beauty of white space.” This design language emphasizes an airy, convenient, and comfortable layout that caters to the driver’s needs. A wide display screen sits atop a layered dash. Below the steering wheel, an elongated, oval-shaped section presents physical climate and infotainment controls. A wide console holds a rotary infotainment controller and electronic shifter.

The Genesis GV70 will also be available in an exclusive Sport trim. The exterior features 21-inch G-Matrix patterned wheels, dark chrome accents, an enlarged exhaust outlet, and a special front bumper. Inside, the GV70 Sport is styled with a sport steering wheel, unique colors, and carbon-fiber elements.

Expect more details soon on this exciting SUV. In the meantime, you’re invited to visit Genesis Downtown in Toronto to test-drive the first-ever Genesis SUV — the all-new GV80.

2022 Genesis G70 Flaunts Fresh Design Language

2022 Genesis G70 Redesign | Toronto, ON

Looking for a vehicle that offers high-quality performance, luxurious appointments, and head-turning style? You’re sure to love the redesigned Genesis G70.

New for the 2022 model year, this sport sedan joins the G80 and G90 in reflecting the Genesis brand’s new Athletic Elegance design philosophy.

“The new Genesis G70 will engage customers with its dynamic design and latest innovations in safety and luxury,” said a Genesis official.  

Currently, we know that the new 2022 Genesis G70 will come with enhancements like a more athletic exterior design, a driver-centred interior, and updated technology. On the outside, the signature crest grille will be set lower, while the Quad Lamps spread farther outward to evoke a sprinter’s pre-race posture.

Inside, this compact sport sedan will take design notes from a fighter jet cockpit, offering a seamless driving experience. The new 10.25-inch infotainment system will use an exclusive Genesis user interface that supports wireless updates, valet mode, and CarPay. The wireless charging system will offer a new horizontal layout to fit a wider range of smartphone sizes.  

Genesis hasn’t provided a Canadian release date yet for the 2022 G70, but once it arrives, you’ll be sure find it here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto.

2021 Genesis G80 Gets Spectacular Redesign

2021 Genesis G80 | Toronto, ON

The 2021 Genesis G80 is coming soon, and it’s going to be stunning. This completely redesigned luxury sedan will give you an even more luxurious way to get around Toronto, combining premium features with head-turning “Athletic Elegance” design.

The new Genesis G80 will come equipped with one of two powertrains: either a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6. Each powertrain will be available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Inside, the 2021 G80 will combine a refined, elegant design with high-quality materials. Leatherette seating surfaces and an Integrated Memory System will come standard, along with heated front seats to help battle cold winters in Canada. Other available premium features will include leather upholstery, a wireless phone charger, heated rear seats, and a power trunk.

You will also find plenty of advanced technologies to make your busy urban lifestyle easier. Safety innovations like Blind-Spot View Monitor, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist will make it easy to drive and park in the city, while standard Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist, and more will give you peace of mind out on the road.

Here at Genesis Downtown, we’re expecting the 2021 G80 to arrive later this year — and we couldn’t be more excited to get you behind the wheel of this outstanding new luxury sedan.