I guess Question #1 is will the US cars have the same specs as the Canadian ones? That'll make a potential difference as to how relevant the reviews of cars bound for one country are for buyers in the other. Of course, there will be more similarities than differences but the potential differences could be important.
If the cars are the same, then I would think that the US automotive journalists would be either getting some cars to review or, if necessary, would be heading to Canada to review cars there. Of course, if the cars aren't identical, they may well wait until they can get into US-spec versions. Shouldn't be too long, either way.
The first reviews we'll see, of course, will be online. The print versions will take longer to hit the news stands but may be more detailed (otherwise, who'd bother buying the print magazines?).
Yes, my test driver cars will be ready within 2 weeks. The event I am attending in May is for Genesis employees and some members of the media. Don't worry, you will be contacted as soon as the 3.3T Sport is ready to drive!I thought test drives were in 2 weeksish ??
Correct. Canada and the US should see similar engine and suspension tuning. Features/packaging may be different (e.g. heated steering wheels being standard in Canada whereas you may need to go up several trims to get it in the US, like with the G80). Both US/Canadian models will be more aggressive than the KDM version.
The 2.0T Sport does not come with ventilated seats. You have to get the Elite for that and it is AWD. Unfortunately you cannot get the feature added in from the factory.^ question for you GenesisYEG - i am keen on the 6MT RWD model, but does it come with ventilated seats? if not, and i know it's a long shot, but do you know if Genesis allows bespoke options where i could add this feature to the 6MT model for an additional cost?
also - do all G70's come with Navi & heated steering wheel and power passenger seats? it's probably just my thick head, but some items are not clear on the website. the 2.0 Dynamic lists just 'Display Audio', where the 2.0 Elite mentions 'navigation system', but the RWD Sport doesn't refer to in-dash tech at all.
the Vancity auto show rep was helpful, and mentioned the RWD 6MT will be more driver-centric which is great, but i'd rather not give up on a few nice-to-haves...
Hoping the first North American reviews will start soon. There are some Korean ones out, but it would be nice to see some for the Canadian and US versions of the car.
Any links, post them here please!
On this basis, the first impressions will likely be from the pre-order test drives - i.e. folks who will be voting with their cheque books. Not necessarily a bad thing.FYI -- There is an embargo on the car until April 30th so the earliest you will possibly see media coverage is on April 30th.
yes, totally agree. modern autoboxes have more gearing so are better from fuel economy and acceleration. but that's not the point for myself, yet, anyways. while i still can drive a manual, i will. more about the control and connection to the drivetrain than all-out speed....The manual would be a blast to drive as all my personal cars have been manual but I'm at the point in life where I would rather take an automatic due to autos tending to have more features as well as simply being faster overall...
Dual mass flywheel. The transmission is a heavily modified version of the 6 speed in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Lots of different parts and improvements in it that the Corporate Product Manager considers it a different unit altogether.yes, totally agree. modern autoboxes have more gearing so are better from fuel economy and acceleration. but that's not the point for myself, yet, anyways. while i still can drive a manual, i will. more about the control and connection to the drivetrain than all-out speed.
are you aware of any specs for the clutch & flywheel assembly? will it be a single-mass or dual-mass flywheel? i'm not sure if they are lifting the gearbox/clutch assembly from another Hyundai product.
Thanks for the link I havnt read this one yet