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Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Genesis

Photo Credit: Genesis Motors North America

Product Lineup: Electrified G80, Electrified GV70, G70, G80, G90, GV60, GV70, GV80

Overall Brand Impression: 

In August of 2023, Hyundai’s spun-off luxury brand Genesis produced their one-millionth vehicle. The eight-year-old premium marque had rapidly established a niche in the prestigious motoring sector with sedans, crossovers and electric vehicles. For 2024, Genesis continues to foster a reputation for constructing prestigious, well-equipped automobiles. 

What’s New for 2024:

The entry-level premium sedan in Genesis’ 2024 product lineup, the G70 receives a number of updates. Touting a presence of a new Genesis emblem, enhanced interior and standard Brembo brakes, the 2024 G70 sedan boasts new base power from a 300-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

For the second half of 2024, Genesis dealerships will receive a new GV80. In addition to the extensively refined but familiar Genesis GV80 SUV, the 2025 model year will also include the debut of a coupe body style featuring a sloped rear window similar in basic execution as crossover vehicles produced by Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The 2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe will boast standard power from a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine combined with a 48-volt electric supercharger. This power unit will generate 409 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. The Genesis GV80 SUV and the GV80 Coupe incorporate Two-Line headlamps using Micro Lens Array technology.

Genesis has also announced harmonizing their electrified models with the North American Charging Standard ports for Canadian vehicles starting in 2025. This new charging port will provide vehicle owners access to the vast Tesla Supercharger network.

All 2024 Genesis sedans and crossover vehicles will include Wi-Fi Hotspot connectivity.

Highlight Models for 2024:

Photo Credit: Genesis Motor North America

Genesis G70 2.5T Advanced AWD ($53,150 Canadian): Even as the lowest-cost vehicle available for the 2024 model year, the Genesis G70 sport sedan promotes an exceptionally high level of luxury alongside an attractively athletic character. With the 2024 Genesis G70, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine replaces a 2.0-liter powerplant as base performance. Generating 300 horsepower, the new engine gives the driver 48 additional horsepower to be channelled through an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. 

Genesis’ reputation for heavily-equipped luxury exists in throughout the brand’s lineup including the base trimmed G70 2.5 T Advanced AWD. Leather seating, 10.25-inch Premium Navigation System, power sunroof, heated steering wheel and front seats, 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and dual exhaust come standard on the entry-level Genesis G70.

Photo Credit: Genesis Motors North America

Genesis Electrified GV70 ($84,650 Canadian): For the 2024 model year, Genesis features three battery-electric vehicle options with two added this past year based on existing products. One of the two models to debut in 2023 was the Genesis Electrified GV70 crossover showcasing an amazing level of modern ingenuity and luxury.

The 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 is the most powerful battery-electric vehicle in the luxury brand’s lineup boasting output from a pair of 160-kW electric motors generating the equivalent of 429 horsepower. A 10-second surge of 483 horsepower can be fed to the wheels through the Electrified GV70's Boost Mode. With one motor driving the front wheels and the other propelling the rear wheels, the 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 receives smooth all-wheel drive performance that includes a Disconnector Actuator System to maximize power delivery and efficiency. A 77.4 kWh battery pack allows the Electrified GV70 to reach 383 kilometers on a full charge while fast charging compatibility permits the battery to be replenished from 10 percent to 80 percent in roughly 18 minutes.  

In addition to all-electric, all-wheel drive performance, the 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 crossover stands out with the inclusion of a wide array of features. Preview electronically controlled suspension, Nappa leather quilted seating with front heated and ventilated comfort as well as 15-speaker Lexicon audio system are highlights found on the standard equipment list for the vehicle. 


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