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Genesis GV80 Concept Wins Design Award

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Genesis GV80 Concept and G80 Sport Win 2017 Good Design® Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 21, 2017 – Earlier this month it was announced that the Genesis GV80 Concept SUV and G80 Sport mid-luxury sedan both won 2017 GOOD DESIGN® awards. Genesis joins other transportation, electronic, consumer and lifestyle product brands in receiving the annual awards from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. 

“We believe in the power of design to seduce and inspire the human spirit,” said Erwin Raphael, General Manager of Genesis Motor America. “We’re pleased that GOOD DESIGN® is a mainstay recognition going well into its seventh decade and couldn’t be happier to accept their acknowledgement of our dedication to design.”

The award, the oldest of its kind, was founded in 1950 by legendary designers, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and by architecture historian and philanthropist, Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. This year’s jury met in San Francisco and New York, selecting award-worthy products from 46 countries.

“The cars are a stunning achievement of high style, form, function and aesthetic,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, GOOD DESIGN®.

The G80 3.3T Sport builds on the refined performance of the popular Genesis G80 and adds a 365-horsepower, 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine plus unique sport and performance upgrades delivering improved driving dynamics and agility. In addition, distinctive styling elements and features visually differentiate the new 3.3T Sport from the rest of the G80 model line-up.

The GV80 Concept is the brand’s first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility. On the exterior, this is seen in the concept’s confident posture and athletic prowess, while the spacious interior indulges passengers and immerses them in technology that connects them to the vehicle. Recognizing the brand’s global impact, the GV80 Concept utilizes the latest plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to combine eco-performance and capability, all skillfully designed to fulfill the needs and explore the escapes of the urban adventurer.

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Genesis G80 and G90 Earn 2018 Top Safety Pick Ratings

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Superlative Safety: Genesis G80 and G90 Earn 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ratings

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 – This month the Genesis G80 (when equipped with specific headlights) and G90 earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest rating by being placed in the TOP SAFETY PICK+ category. Both cars earned that rating within the “Large luxury cars” segment.

“Among the awards Genesis has earned for design, customer appeal and appreciation, this IIHS designation confirms our commitment to build vehicles whose safety is rock solid,” said Erwin Raphael, General Manager of Genesis Motor America.

To qualify for 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation, a vehicle must earn good ratings in several test categories. The G80 and G90 achieved those ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap front test. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating.

“Vehicles that earn our TOP SAFETY PICK+ award belong to an elite group,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund. “They excel in preventing crashes from happening, and they afford people optimal protection if a crash does occur.”

Genesis provides a comprehensive suite of segment-leading safety features that work to minimize risk and maximize protection for the driver, passengers and fellow drivers and pedestrians. Some of these advanced safety features include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Dynamic Bending Light with High Beam Assist

The G80 earned the IIHS’ designation under the provision that it was equipped with the optional Dynamic Bending Lights within its Ultimate package. This is the second model year in a row for TOP SAFETY PICK+ designations for the G80 and G90.

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Genesis G80 Wins ALG’s Residual Value Award

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Genesis G80 Wins ALG’s 2018 Residual Value Award in Competitive Premium Full-Size Segment

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017 – The Genesis G80 was rated the winning Premium Full-Size car in ALG’s 2018 Residual Value Awards (RVA). The award, a first for the Genesis brand, comes from ALG, the industry benchmark in forecasting future vehicle values. Winners show leading competitiveness and are predicted to hold the highest percentage of their original sale price after three years.

“Along with its balanced performance and handsome design, the Genesis G80 offers a generous list of standard features at a lower price point than that of similarly equipped luxury competitors. With the addition of the 3.3L twin turbo Sport trim to the 2018 model year, the G80 continues to garner attention and impress the crowd as it takes its first Residual Value Award for the Premium Full-size segment,” said Jim Nguyen, President of ALG.

“At Genesis, we strive to give consumers exactly what they desire and, above that, some feature value they don’t even know they need,” said Erwin Raphael, General Manager of Genesis Motor America. “This award represents the absolute third-party experts confirming that we’ve hit that moving target that we’re constantly going after.”