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Genesis Announces 2019 Model Year Updates and Prices

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., October 25, 2018 – Below is a summary of changes to the Genesis lineup for 2019. Please visit the product pages at for more information. 2019 Genesis G70: All-New 2019 Genesis G80: Minor Changes 2019 Genesis G90: Carryover   2019 Genesis G70: All-New FAST FACTS Choice of powerful and refined turbocharged[…]Read more…

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Hell has frozen over, and pigs now fly…

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“Hop in the cabin, shut the door, and you’re in a peaceful sensory deprivation chamber. You know, like Lexuses used to be. The leather seats are “buttery smooth,” and enormously comfortable both up front and in the cavernous rear passenger area. With much to prove, Genesis appears to have thought out every function of the G90’s interior—with high-quality materials on every surface and easy-to-find controls for everything from the 360-degree camera and radar cruise control to the infotainment system.”

Some of us here have said it… yes… “told you so”… The writing was on the wall years ago and I probably said it too many times. Lexus is leaving the door wide-opened for Hyundai to come in and claim it’s glory. While Lexus makes the same mistake as Cadillac did trying to become BMW, so does Lexus. Will the firmer ride and sportier LS appeal to more new customers than those who leave the brand for Genesis? Time will tell. How’s BMW doing?

On one hand, I think BMW took the right approach softening things up. Luxury car buyers primarily want a luxurious experience. That means no wind noise, road noise, or harshness in the suspension. They prefer a soft riding vehicle. But that’s not what made BMW the “ultimate driving machine”. I wonder if enough traditional luxury buyers are replacing those who prefer BMWs sporty characteristics that BMW is losing due to the change… In any event, here’s the article…

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Genesis G80 and G90 Earn 2018 Top Safety Pick Ratings

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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.