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Genesis G70 Named 2019 American Car of the Year

2019 Genesis G70

DETROIT, Mich., January 14, 2019 – 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.”

“The Genesis G70 is a game changer for the sedan market,” said Lauren Fix, NACTOY President. “G70 offers a sophisticated, impressive vehicle that delivers an inspired driving experience, safety and technology at a reasonable price.”

The award is bestowed annually upon the car that achieves benchmark status based on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. The verdict was decided for 2019 by 54 jurors from outlets in the United States and Canada.

As the first Genesis model in the highly competitive entry luxury segment, G70 outperforms legacy luxury sport sedans with driver-focused performance. G70 resets benchmarks and expectations among luxury sport sedans, with holistic integration of performance, body strength, refined luxury and aerodynamic design. Pricing starts at $34,900.

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Genesis G70 Named 2019 Motor Trend Car of the Year

2019 Genesis G70

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 27, 2018 – Last night, MotorTrend named the 2019 Genesis G70 the recipient of its 2019 Car of the Year award at the annual MotorTrend Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show. It marks the first time that a Genesis has taken the coveted and respected honor.

“At Genesis, we are focused on delivering premium vehicles that rise to the top of their respective segments,” said Erwin Raphael, executive director, Genesis Motor America. “We are so proud that G70 was named MotorTrend Car of the Year and can’t wait to hear how happy our customers are with their new purchases.”

G70 competed against 19 other Car of the Year award contenders in MotorTrend’s evaluation of the most competent, desirable, and capable vehicles to debut for the 2019 model year. As part of testing, MotorTrend editors put eligible vehicles through their paces on both the street and on the test track to determine a verdict.

“The G70 proves you don’t have to compromise; you can have world-class driving dynamics and a smooth, comfortable ride. Power and efficiency can be found in the same luxury vehicle,” said Ed Loh, MotorTrend’s editor-in-chief. “Genesis G70 democratizes safety, technology, and luxury, with a price point that will surprise and delight everyone – but its competition.”

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 is 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.

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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 GenesisNewsUSA.com 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 engines: 2.0-liter inline turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds
  • Available driver-focused features include limited-slip differential, Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4S tires and Brembo® brakes
  • Standard Genesis Active Safety Control suite of driver-assistance technology
  • Available 6-speed manual gearbox (2.0T RWD model)
  • 2019 Genesis G70 pricing starts at $34,900 excluding destination charges

The Genesis G70 is an all-new model for 2019.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Genesis G70 offers multiple different trim levels, ranging from Advanced to Sport, with either RWD or AWD options on all configurations
  • Most horsepower in the segment with 365 HP and 376 lb. ft. of torque (3.3T)
  • Launch Control to optimize torque and minimize wheel slip, thereby reducing acceleration times
  • Long hood and short front overhang, elegant roofline and assertive multi-spoke alloy wheels combine to form a sleek, dynamic profile
  • An unmatched level of standard active- and passive-safety equipment, surpassing the competition, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning
  • Available, 15-speaker, 660-watt Lexicon audio system with QuantumLogic multi-dimensional sound and Clari-Fi music restoration technology
  • Award-winning customer service, including Service Valet, comes standard



2019 Genesis G80: Minor Changes

FAST FACTS

  • Three refined engine options: 5.0-liter V-8, 3.8-liter V-6 and 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6
  • New 3.8 Sport Package, available with RWD or AWD, offers sport styling and comfort and convenience with class-leading features
  • 2019 Genesis G80 pricing starts at $42,050 excluding destination charges

The Genesis G80 carries over into the 2019 model year with few changes.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Newly available 3.8 Sport Package offers visual differentiation and premium style:
    • Enhanced exterior styling with copper-accented center wheel cap surrounds, sport front and rear bumper covers and rocker molding, dark chrome grille surround and window trim, and dual exhaust tips
    • Unique 19-inch wheels on all-season tires
    • Sport pedals and sport steering wheel
  • Upgraded, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration replaces the prior-year model’s head unit (3.8, 3.8 Sport, 3.8 Ultimate)
  • RWD or AWD offered on all configurations
  • Most interior passenger room, including best headroom and legroom, in midsize luxury sedan segment
  • Standard active- and passive-safety features, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning & Lane Change Assist and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Award-winning customer service, including Service Valet, comes standard



2019 Genesis G90: Carryover

FAST FACTS

  • Two refined engine options: 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6
  • G90 offers the most comprehensive set of standard safety and convenience features in the premium luxury class
  • 2019 Genesis G90 pricing starts at $68,350 excluding destination charges

There are no changes to the Genesis G90 for the 2019 model year.

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • G90 offers the most comprehensive active- and passive-safety systems among premium luxury sedans, including Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning, Around View Monitor and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Best-in-class 12.3-inch, high-definition infotainment screen and dual 10.3-inch, high-definition rear-seat entertainment monitors (G90 5.0)
  • Standard 17-speaker, 900-watt Lexicon Premium Audio System with Quantum Logic® Surround & Clari-fi™
  • Nappa leather seating surfaces & microfiber suede headliner, heated and ventilated 22-way power driver seat and 16-way power front passenger seat
  • Award-winning customer service, including Service Valet, comes standard

Recent Genesis Brand and Product Accolades

  • D. Power (6/18): #1 Brand in annual Initial Quality Study (IQS)
  • AutoPacific (6/18): #1 Brand in annual Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) rankings
  • D. Power (7/18): #1 Brand in annual U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study rankings
  • Strategic Vision (10/18): G80 Named Highest-Ranked “Near-Luxury Car” in Strategic Vision Total Quality Awards

Further details can be found on the product pages at GenesisNewsUSA.com.