The 2019 Genesis G70 has been named a “2019 Best New Car” by Autotrader. The award, which was agreed upon unanimously among Autotrader editors, was presented to G70 on the basis of its class-redefining merits. Conveying the stand-out attributes of G70, they noted that its interior is “a highlight that rivals cars costing tens of thousands of dollars more.”“This award is further recognition of the G70’s outstanding positioning among luxury sport sedans,” said Erwin Raphael, Chief Operating Officer, Genesis Motor America.
We are honored for our new G70 to receive this accolade from Autotrader.”.G70 was selected by the editors of Autotrader from a list of over 300 eligible, new vehicles. Led by Editor-in-Chief Brian Moody, the team of editors spent the year testing interior comfort and materials, build quality, available features and ride quality.“Anyone can get a European luxury sedan, in some cities, they’re almost common,” said Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody. “The Genesis G70 takes a different path. A loaded G70 with very impressive performance will set you back about $45,000. A nicely equipped and still luxurious base model is about ten grand less than that. It’s an excellent performance/luxury car for those who don’t want to follow the crowd.”
Today, the Genesis G70 was awarded the 2019 North American Car of the Year. In receiving this highly coveted industry award, Genesis joins leading luxury and mainstream automotive brands to have won the award and stands as the youngest brand to have done so.
“At Genesis, our brand and products must perfectly match our customers’ lifestyles, mindsets and desires,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “This award is a testament to the G70, which combines luxury with sports-focused elegance. And now, for the entire Genesis brand, I’d like to thank the North American Car of the Year jury for taking the time to see and experience our design and engineering teams’ intent.”
“For a still-young brand, winning this highly prestigious award, as well as the other significant awards the G70 has collected, will certainly give Genesis a presence boost in the marketplace,” said Erwin Raphael, Executive Director, Genesis Motor America. “We’re thrilled to give more people the opportunity to get behind the wheel and experience the compelling qualities and capabilities the expert NACTOY jurors voted for.”
Today, Car and Driver announced the selection of the 2019 Genesis G70 as a 2019 10Best award winner at an awards event in conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show. “We are honored that the editors of Car and Driver recognized the G70 as a luxury sports sedan worthy of receiving their highest recommendation,” said Erwin Raphael, executive director, Genesis Motor America. “We’re inspired that the performance and luxury promise of the car resonates not only with our customers but also with some of the most respected third parties.” This is the first time that a Genesis model has been named to the 10Best list. Car and Driver has issued a 10Best list since 1983.
“It’s rare that a new entry in a hotly-contested segment draws even with the class leaders, let alone beats them. But the G70 does just that,” said Eddie Alterman, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver. “And this new Genesis doesn’t achieve its position through simple mimicry. It has its own point-of-view—a smart balance of luxury, performance, and efficiency.” The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury sport sedan resets benchmarks and expectations in its class for the holistic integration of leading performance, refined luxury, and aerodynamic style. G70 is the third of six new Genesis models to debut by 2021 and the final sedan of the lineup. As the first Genesis model in the highly- competitive entry-level luxury segment, G70 outperforms legacy luxury sport sedans with driver-focused performance.