Skip to main content

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. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Review

Photo Credit: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. untitled A companion to the NTT IndyCar Series finale weekend on the streets of Long Beach, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship staged a 26-car race on Saturday consisting of DPi, GTLM and GTD class machines. With the conclusion of the 1-hour, 40-minute Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach sports car event, the overall winner was the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac shared by the driving duo of Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani. The victory was a decisive weekend for the Whelen Engineering Racing team that had scored the pole position and went on to take the checkered flag with a 10.95-second gap over the #01 Cadillac fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande. Corvette Racing enjoyed a dominant outing in the GTLM category. Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner in the #4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R beat the #3 car shared by Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor. Only three GTLM class vehicles ran at Long Be

Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Ferrari

Photo Credit: Ferrari S.p.A. Product Lineup: 296 GTB, 296 GTS, Portofino M, Purosangue, Roma, Roma Spider, SF90 Spider, SF90 Stradale, SF90 XX Spider, SF90 XX Stradale Overall Brand Impression:  The devotion of the Italian artisans that has kept Ferrari as a premium sports car leader stretches right back to the company’s founder. However, while Enzo Ferrari believed in the construction of pure performance machines in disregard for creature comforts, today’s vehicles are assembled with more consideration of customers seeking luxury alongside supercar power. Despite a long resistance to engaging in the popular crossover category, Ferrari demonstrates a level of concession to the mass market in 2024 by introducing the all-new Purosangue. The Purosangue joins an exciting 2024 Ferrari lineup that also includes the introduction of the brand’s first street legal XX program vehicle. What’s New for 2024:  Every vehicle in Ferrari’s 2024 lineup is a merger of style and power. An auto brand reno

Car FYI's 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Fiat

Photo Credit: Stellantis Product Lineup: 500e, 500x Overall Brand Impression:  When Fiat reentered North American in 2011, there were high hopes that the Italian car make’s small yet stylish products would establish a healthy niche. Although the distinctive design of the Fiat 500 can still attract admiring stares, the brand has amounted to a very tiny share of the market with the 500x crossover being the only product available in recent years. The Fiat 500 subcompact’s reintroduction to the United States and Canada in 2024 as an entirely electric model line could allow this Stellantis brand to gain new relevance among motorists. What’s New for 2024:  The subcompact Fiat 500 returns to the United States and Canada for 2024 exclusively as a battery electric vehicle. Assembled within a tidy, elegant Italian-styled package, the 2024 Fiat 500e features a powertrain consisting of a 42-kWh battery pack as well as an electric motor generating 118 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque. With a ma