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, the 2019 Genesis G70 was named a top-three finalist for 2019 North American Car of the Year (NACTOY). This is the first time that a Genesis model has been nominated to the most selective round of NACTOY judging and testing. Earlier in the year, G70 was named one of 14 semi-finalists; the winner will be announced at the North American International Auto Show this coming January. “We are thankful to the NACTOY jurors for recognizing the inherent qualities of the G70,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “We are also delighted to see such a dynamic product resonate well with our clientele across the world.”
“We are humbled by the NACTOY jurors’ recognition of the G70 at a very important time for Genesis in the United States,” said Erwin Raphael, Executive Director of Genesis Motor America. NACTOY jurors, composed of an independent panel of journalists and analysts based in the United States and Canada, have recognized top cars, trucks, and utility vehicles since 1994. This year’s jury of 54 represents legacy newspapers and magazine experts, broadcast veterans, digital columnists, and freelancers.
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.”