Genesis GV80 Crowned as 2021 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

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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 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.

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 Takes Top Spot in 2020 J.D. Power Dependability Study

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Genesis is known for creating reliable, long-lasting vehicles — and the 2020 J.D. Power Dependability Study agrees. The luxury car brand was recently named the No. 1 overall brand in this prestigious study, and also earned the top spot with the Genesis G80 in the Midsize Premium Car Segment.

“In a constantly improving business like the automotive industry you’ve got to be there for your customers,” said Mark Del Rosso, CEO of Genesis Motor North America. “These awards, given years after these cars were initially sold, demonstrate our commitment to providing industry-leading reliability.”


This study looks at the problems per one hundred vehicles (PP100) of each carmaker, awarding the top spots in their ranking to those brands and vehicles with the lowest level of problems.

The Genesis brand boasted less than one problem per vehicle over the course of the last 12 months, according to original Genesis owners of three-year-old vehicles. Its PP100 score was 89, which is 34 percent better than the industry average.

In particular, the brand saw a trend of being better than its competitors in areas like the driving experience, heating/ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), interior, and seating.


This is the first time that the Genesis brand has won the top spot on the J.D. Power Dependability Study.

Experience the quality of Genesis vehicles for yourself by test-driving the G80 or one of the brand’s other models here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto.

2 Genesis Models Join 2019 Good Design Award Winners

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Genesis is known for creating beautiful vehicles, which is why it should come as no surprise that two of the brand’s models were recently honored as 2019 Good Design Award winners. Both the Mint concept car and the 2020 G90 sedan earned recognition in this prestigious annual competition.


“As a relatively new brand, Genesis has introduced a design that greatly resonates with the luxury car market,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai Motor Group’s chief design officer. “The G90 is the embodiment of flagship transportation while the Mint reinterprets what a luxurious, city-focused runabout could be. The Good Design awards are a high-water mark we aim for each time we put pen to paper.”


The brand’s Athletic Elegance design philosophy is reflected in the Mint Concept with its sculpted body lines and sweeping silhouette. The all-electric vehicle has a range of innovative design elements to help it maximize space, while also providing top-notch performance and comfort. For instance, the G-Matrix diamond-shaped pattern is used on the battery floor to help the air circulate and the battery cool. Other innovations include a swiveling bench seat to easily get in and out of the vehicle and a storage compartment that is accessed through reverse scissor doors.


The 2020 G90 is also designed with Athletic Elegance in mind. Its headlamps and taillamps incorporate the G-Matrix design, while its spacious interior utilizes the brand’s Horizontal Architecture for an elegant feel.


While the Mint concept hasn’t entered production yet, the 2020 G90 is available for you to admire — and test-drive — right here at Genesis Downtown.

2019 Genesis G70 Earns Canadian Best of the Best Title

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Since its introduction, the 2019 Genesis G70 has been making quite an impression on the Canadian market. Now, the sedan has been deemed the “complete package” by the Canadian Automotive Jury, who awarded the 2019 G70 with its annual “Best of the Best” award.

“This most recent award for G70 is particularly meaningful,” said Richard Trevisan, Genesis Motors Canada’s brand director. “The members of the Canadian Automotive Jury bring together a broad collective expertise and represent some of the top media outlets across the country. The accolade is therefore a testament to the exceptional achievements of our design and engineering teams in creating the G70.”

In order to be named the Canadian Best of the Best, the G70 had to outperform nine other finalists. The jury that decided the sedan’s fate was made up of 10 auto journalists from across the country.

The G70, which is currently available at Genesis Downtown, is the brand’s first foray into the compact luxury sedan segment. It focuses on offering the driving dynamics expected of its class, providing a rigid but lightweight platform that gives it a spirited, smooth ride.

Available all-wheel drive, a dynamic torque-vectoring-control system, and the standard 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine help this G70 perform well, with a zero-to-60 time of just 4.5 seconds. This powerful sedan also comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™.

Canadian Automotive Jury Honors Genesis G70 with 2019 Best of the Best Award

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If you’re looking for a car that’s the best of the best, visit Genesis Downtown to test-drive the 2019 Genesis G70. This model was recently awarded the 2019 Best of the Best award by The Canadian Automotive Jury, adding to its long list of accolades.  


To determine the winner of this award, ten prominent Canadian automotive journalists looked at the vehicles from the current model year. Each model is evaluated for its overall appeal with the top-ranked model being chosen from ten finalists, which includes the previous year’s winner.


“The most recent award for the G70 is particularly meaningful,” said Richard Trevisan, brand director of Genesis Motors Canada. “The members of the Canadian Automotive Jury bring together a broad collective expertise and represent some of the top media outlets across the country. This accolade is therefore a testament to the exceptional achievements of our design and engineering teams in creating the G70.”


According to Jeremy Cato, an award-winning auto journalist, “The story here is primarily about road manners. The G70 manages to do something I did not think was possible — deliver what we used to call ‘German’ handling and responses.”


The G70 is the third new Genesis model to hit the scenes. The brand is expected to introduce three more before 2021.