Every Genesis Vehicle Is a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice

Genesis GV70 | Toronto, ON

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.

Genesis Unveils Its First EV: the Electrified G80

Electrified Genesis G80 Toronto, ON

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

2021 Genesis G80 Toronto, ON

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 autoTRADER.ca 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.

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.