Today, the 2017 Genesis G90 was named “Best in Class, Ideal Luxury Car” in AutoPacific’s annual Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). The 2017 Ideal Vehicle Awards are presented by AutoPacific to vehicles that best meet their owners’ expectations and desires. They are based on responses from more than 54,000 owners of new cars and light trucks. Participants shared what changes they would make to their vehicles in 15 categories including ride, handling, power, acceleration, safety and technology.
“The Genesis G90 is a vehicle designed to appeal to even the most discerning consumers,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “Our goal was to design a flagship vehicle that redefines the meaning of luxury and we are thrilled to know that we have so closely met our owners’ expectations.”
The G90 excelled in IVA’s visibility, passenger room and safety categories. This award follows the G90’s win as the top overall vehicle in AutoPacific’s New Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, obtaining the highest-ever score. Additionally, the luxury vehicle received the AutoPacific President’s and Most Satisfying Vehicle Overall awards.
Augmented reality (AR) has come to your luxury car. The Genesis Augmented Reality Manual (Genesis Virtual Guide) is now available for the 2017 Genesis G80and Genesis G90 as a free download on the Apple® App Store and Google Play®. Genesis Virtual Guide is a modern take on the traditional owner’s manual, allowing consumers to use their smartphone or tablet to get how-to information for repairs, maintenance and vehicle features. Using 2-D and 3-D tracking technology, the Virtual Guide is able to deliver in-depth levels of information related to specific parts of Genesis vehicles. The manual will be compatible with 2018 models later this year.
“As a new luxury brand we continue to focus our efforts on the continually evolving customer expectations and innovations,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. “Our mobile app strategy is designed around empowering our customers and helping them to save time and frustration. The Virtual Guide provides our owners with a new way to learn about and get to know their vehicles.”
To maximize on customer value, Genesis used quality and consumer survey results to determine the top features to incorporate into the Virtual Guide. The app contains a number of informational guides including: 135 how-to videos and 25 3-D overlay images that appear once users scan areas of their vehicle, like the engine bay. A complete owner’s manual is also included inside the app.
Genesis Connected Services is getting a lot more powerful with the introduction of the Genesis app for the Google Assistant today. All Genesis vehicles are equipped with three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Services, which allows connectivity into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. The Genesis app for the Google Assistant allows control of various functions of a Genesis vehicle with simple voice commands or smartphone keyboard inputs.
To send commands to Genesis Vehicles via the Google Assistant on Google Home or a smartphone, engineers developed a way to link a customer’s Genesis Connected Services Account with the Google Assistant voice activated services. Once a customer has successfully linked his or her account, Remote Service commands can be sent to Genesis vehicles only after the Google Assistant prompts owners for their Connected Services Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Genesis Google Assistant will be available to demo at the second annual WIRED Store in Santa Monica from August 23 through September 4, 2017. The luxury pop-up, presented by Genesis, offers a chance to experience new product demos blending the smart home with the smart car, and is the exclusive demo site for new smart features of the 2017 Genesis G90 — the Genesis flagship sedan, which focuses on combining human-centered luxury with cutting-edge innovation. For more information on the WIRED Store please visit http://store.wired.com or follow @WIREDInsider.