Genesis News

  • Genesis Mint Concept

    Genesis is working on a dedicated EV platform that will spawn at least two models.

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Genesis rated highest in 2019 JD Power Initial Quality Study

    For the second year in a row, Genesis placed first in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) among all major automotive brands.

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots and video

    A prototype for Genesis' first SUV has been spotted.

  • 2019 Genesis G80
    Genesis says it will off its V-8 engine

    The 5.0-liter V-8 is on its way out at Genesis. It will not return for the next-generation G80 and will hold on in the G90 for the next few years.

  • Genesis EV Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Genesis unveils Mint EV concept at 2019 New York auto show

    Genesis unveiled a stylish, 2-seat electric city car concept called the Mint at the 2019 New York auto show.

  • 2020 Genesis G80 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Genesis G80 spy shots and video

    Genesis is readying a major update for its G80 mid-size sedan, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The proportions are similar to those of the current G80, which is really just a rebadge of the second-generation Hyundai Genesis introduced for 2015, but the biggest tell...

  • 2020 Genesis G90 limousine

    With an additional 11-plus inches tacked onto it, the 2020 Genesis G90 limousine has arrived to coddle passengers. Last Tuesday, the luxury brand revealed the long-wheelbase model, which is set for sale locally in South Korea this month. While the United States will get an updated G90 flagship, the limousine will not be sold here. Our version of the 2020 G90 will likely debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show this April. As for South Koreans, the G90 limo adds 11.4 inches to the wheelbase to stretch the interior space. Specifically, passengers will find 11 inches of additional...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Don't hold your breath for a Genesis performance skunkworks, boss says

    For a baby brand like Genesis, learning to walk comes first. Manfred Fitzgerald, who is the global boss for the nascent luxury brand, told Car and Driver that a high-performance sub-brand—a la BMW's M Division or Mercedes-Benz's AMG—likely won't come soon. "We're trying to set our...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and Ram 1500 pick up 2019 North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year title

    The jury is in, and they've just named the winners of the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards for 2019. There was strong competition this year, particularly in the utility category which saw some new electric entrants. Nevertheless, over a period of several weeks...

  • Genesis G80 concept with holographic augmented reality navigation system
    Hyundai turns the windshield into an augmented reality nav system

    In the not too distant future, head-up display systems will be able to present a whole lot more than the tiny window of static information we're used to today. The key is holographic augmented reality technology that has the potential to turn the entire windshield into a display, which could enable...

  • 2020 Genesis G90 (Korean spec)
    2020 Genesis G90 debuts in Korea with major facelift

    Genesis will introduce a major update for its G90 flagship for the 2020 model year, with the updated sedan unveiled Tuesday in the brand's home market of Korea. We'll possibly see the car on display at this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The update, which consists of a redesign of the front and...

  • 2020 Genesis G90 leaked photos via Clién
    2020 Genesis G90 photos leak

    Ahead of the 2020 Genesis G90's debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, leaked photos have at least partially spoiled the reveal of the flagship sedan's major design overhaul. Published to a Korean forum on Wednesday, a handful of pictures show the 2020 G90 inside and out. The front fascia is...

  • Teaser for 2020 Genesis G90

    Genesis is planning a major revamp for its G90 flagship, as indicated by a teaser shot released by the Korean luxury brand on Thursday. The teaser hints at a new headlight and grille treatment for the full-size sedan which originally arrived for the 2017 model year. The updated model will be unveiled shortly and should reach showrooms next year as a 2020 model. All Genesis will say about the car is that it will benefit from distinctive styling cues and exceptional comfort. The update is to implement Genesis' new design language previewed on the Essentia coupe concept unveiled at the 2018 New...

  • Genesis digital instrument cluster
    Genesis gives first look at 3D digital instrument cluster

    Genesis has provided the first look at a new digital instrument cluster that will soon be making its way into the Korean firm's cars. It will launch in the G70 sedan in the Korean market starting next year but availability in other markets is yet to be announced. The 12.3-inch screen is said to be...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    2019 Genesis G70 pricing starts at $35,895

    The 2019 Genesis G70 will do its best to woo sport-luxury sedan buyers with a starting price of $35,895 as it goes on sale this week in the United States. Those yearning for the 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 will find a $44,745 price tag to start. All prices include a mandatory $995 destination...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept
    Genesis Essentia concept will spawn limited-production halo

    The Genesis Essentia concept unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show was meant to usher in the Korean luxury brand's new design language and mark its transition toward electrification. However, the popularity of the design has prompted Genesis management to proceed with a limited production run...

  • 2018 Genesis G80 Sport
    Genesis overtakes Porsche in 2018 JD Power APEAL study

    Following a one-two-three finish from Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia in the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Genesis has struck again. The Korean luxury brand was measured as the highest-ranked in the 2018 J.D. Power APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study, throwing Porsche from...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    2019 Genesis G70 first drive review: Getting the details right

    While I wait for my turn to attack the track at Tamworth, New Hampshire’s Club Motorsports in the 2019 Genesis G70, I notice some of the car’s details. The diamond-quilted nappa leather upholstery looks like it was sourced from a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. I shut off the traction control...

  • 2018 Genesis G90

    For the first time ever, the three major Korean auto brands in the United States topped the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. For 2018, Genesis took the number one spot, followed by Kia in second, and Hyundai in third. The 2018 results knock Porsche from the top three for the first time in years. J.D. Power measures initial quality in problems per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership, or PP100. A lower score reflects fewer problems with the brand's vehicles. The results reflect a major surge for Hyundai, which placed eighth in 2017 with a score of PP88. This year, the Korean...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Genesis can't make up its mind on how to sell cars

    Genesis, Hyundai's luxury division, has reneged on a previous decision to create dedicated dealerships under new franchises. The decision left current Hyundai dealers in the cold over the chance to set up their own Genesis dealerships, but made others feel welcome back into the fold. Automotive...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show
    From concept to (virtual) reality: How the Genesis Essentia concept coupe came to be

    Two months after the 2017 New York auto show, lead Genesis designer Luc Donckerwolke and his assembled team set to work. Their goal wasn’t to rest long after the success of the New York concept car that precipitated the Genesis G70, it was to pronounce to the rest of the world that Genesis...

  • 2019 Genesis G70, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Genesis G70 video preview

    Genesis isn’t just challenging rivals on their own turf—they’re challenging them at their own game. The Genesis G70 is a luxury sport compact sedan, the kind you’d expect from another brand. It’s rear-wheel drive, big power, manual transmission—but is it too...

  • Genesis Essentia, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia video preview

    Concept cars this year are either fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept you see here is fast, and it’s green. Coming soon? We’re not so sure. Let’s get this out of the way right now. It’s highly unlikely that we’ll see this coupe on the streets...

  • Genesis Essentia Concept, 2018 New York auto show
    Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test

    Pick two for your concept car this year: Fast, green, or coming soon. The Genesis Essentia Concept that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show opted for fast and green, a future look at a distant electric two-door coupe from the nascent luxury automaker. The Essentia’s look takes...

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