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 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.

Genesis Debuts High-Tech GV80 SUV

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After months of anticipation, the first-ever Genesis SUV has finally been revealed — and it was definitely worth the wait.


The three-row 2021 Genesis GV80 boasts a sculpted, sleek exterior design and a clean, spacious interior look. This powerful, responsive vehicle can be equipped with either standard rear-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive.


Most importantly, the Genesis GV80 SUV is loaded with a wealth of thrilling new technologies:


  • An augmented reality navigation system combines video images of the route ahead with virtual graphic overlays to help you reach your destination more easily.


  • The Genesis-first electronically controlled suspension connects to the navigation system to preview the road and adjust for a more comfortable ride.


  • The world-first active-motion driver’s seat contains seven air cells that adjust over long trips to keep fatigue to a minimum.


  • Road-Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) is another world-first technology that makes the cabin quieter by blocking intrusive sounds with digital signal processing.


  • Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning (SCC-ML) is also a world-first, featuring the ability to learn your individual driving habits using artificial intelligence.


You’ll have the opportunity to experience the cutting-edge new GV80 and take it out for a test drive later this year when it arrives at Genesis Downtown.

Genesis GV80 SUV Coming in Early 2020

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Since its founding, the Genesis brand has focused on one thing — creating high-quality, well-crafted cars. Now, the brand has decided to change things up a bit with its first-ever SUV. The Genesis GV80 will be joining the brand’s lineup sometime during the first quarter of 2020, and we’re looking forward to offering it here at Genesis Downtown.


The Genesis SUV was first introduced three years ago during the New York International Auto Show. It’s set to compete in the luxury midsize SUV segment, coming up against vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, and Audi Q7.


While we don’t have many specific details about the production GV80, we have seen some spy shots of the vehicle. It looks like this premium SUV will boast a pentagon-shaped grille, thin LED headlights, and other design features that were apparent in the GV80 concept that debuted in 2017.


The GV80 is likely to carry either a 3.8-litre V6 or a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6, though neither option has been confirmed. One thing can be sure, though — since this model is a Genesis, it will boast a beautifully designed interior and an array of advanced technologies.


Along with the GV80, Genesis plans to introduce several other new vehicles within the next few years. This includes the GV70 compact SUV, which is set to hit the market in early 2021.