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Genesis ‘New York Concept’ to debut in the big Apple

Genesis will reveal its aptly named ‘New York Concept’ in NY.

The luxury division of Hyundai motors will reveal its ‘ideas of refined design’. A teaser image released ahead of the unveiling hints at the ’athletic elegance’ of the four-door sports saloon, expressing the design direction that will distinguish forthcoming Genesis products.

Manfred Fitzgerald, head of Genesis brand, said: “The New York Concept is a progressive concept car that showcases the design quality of the brand. With its expressive volumes and refined design, the New York Concept truly embodies the athletic elegance, which characterises Genesis products.”

The New York Concept will be unveiled at the Genesis Press Conference March 23. The New York Auto Show is open to the public from March 25 - April 3.

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New Genesis Brand Launches Flagship G90

The first model from Hyundai’s new luxury brand - the Genesis G90 - has been unveiled in Detroit.

The new model is the flagship of the brand’s line-up and will compete at the top of the premium luxury car segment. It features ‘world-class technological innovations and the highest levels of refinement, convenience and dynamic performance’ according to Hyundai.

Created by the new Prestige Design Division, the G90 represents the brand’s ‘Athletic Elegance’ design theme. The silhouette is described as both powerful and refined, with its prominent bonnet, generous wheelbase and minimised overhangs. Inside the cabin, fine materials and textures from top automotive suppliers meet human-centered ergonomics to provide occupants with ‘absolute convenience and luxurious comfort’. At the front a ‘CREST’ grille features the winged Genesis emblem. Available with full-LED signature headlights (V8 model) they flow from fascia to wing – a key design element of the new Genesis brand. On the lower fascia, standard LED Daytime Running Lights add to the distinctive illumination signature.

The new saloon features GENESIS SMART SENSE, a suite of active driver safety technologies. These cover the full spectrum of safety says Hyundai, from driver alertness and focus to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers around you. This suite brings together systems such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Smart Cruise Control, Smart Blind Spot Detection and Lane Keep Assist.

The G90’s Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) uses sensor fusion technology to help avoid a potential collision or reduce its impact. With this system, the car will employ automatic braking when it detects another vehicle or pedestrian at an unsafe closing rate of speed. This system uses the front radar from the Smart Cruise Control system and the forward camera from the Lane Keep Assist (LKA) to provide this extra margin of safety.

Hyundai says G90 owners will ‘immediately notice’ the highest standards of refined performance and describes these characteristics as central to the Genesis brand, adding that ‘even with this sporty and responsive character, the G90 interior environment remains well-mannered’. Power comes from either an all-new 3.3-litre direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 or the Tau 5.0-litre direct-injected V8 for ultimate power.

The Genesis brand was created for a new generation of discerning consumers, which will see six new Genesis models launched by 2020.

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Hyundai Genesis brand teases first car

Hyundai has revealed the first rendering of its new stand-alone brand's debut car - the Genesis G90 luxury saloon.

The 'elegantly designed, technology packed' G90 hints at the recently-launched Genesis brand's design identity and future direction.

Woong-Chul Yang, Head of Hyundai Motor R&D Centre and Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor, said, "Genesis' new large luxury sedan G90 will deliver a concept of 'New Luxury' to our customers. The G90 sits at the pinnacle of the Genesis brand and demonstrates how we apply our human-centred values to give our customer true satisfaction in every aspect of the vehicle ownership experience."

As the Genesis brand's flagship model, the G90 is a blueprint for change and innovation says Hyundai. Majoring on 'human-centred' technology combined with engaging driving dynamics, G90 features a raft of world-best safety features and technological innovations which Hyundai says will 'set itself apart in the luxury market'.

The G90 also showcases the Genesis brand's design style of 'Athletic Elegance' - interpreted by the newly-formed Prestige Design Division. Crowned by the Genesis emblem, the grand radiator grille 'combined with sophisticated headlamps communicates the car's dynamic, future-orientated character'.

Hyundai created the Genesis brand for a new generation of discerning consumers and will launch six new Genesis models by 2020.

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Hyundai launches new Genesis luxury brand

Hyundai has confirmed it will launch an all-new stand-alone luxury brand called Genesis.

The new brand will deliver 'human-centered' luxury through a range of new models that feature the 'highest standards of performance, design and innovation'.

Hyundai says Genesis has been created for a new generation of discerning consumers, and the stand-alone brand will operate alongside the established Hyundai marque. Six new Genesis models will be launched by 2020 with the aim of competing alongside the world's most renowned luxury car brands.

Genesis models will 'embody four key aspects': Human-focused innovation, refined and balanced performance, athletic elegance in design and hassle-free customer experience. The new cars will be badged with a new wing-type emblem, redesigned from the version used on the current Genesis model to create an 'even more luxurious look'.

"We have created this new Genesis brand with a complete focus on our customers who want smart ownership experiences that save time and effort, with practical innovations that enhance satisfaction. The Genesis brand will fulfill these expectations, becoming a market leader through our human-centred brand strategy," said Euisun Chung, Hyundai Motor Company Vice Chairman.

Hyundai also says the new model line-up will distance itself from the traditional technological overload of brand-focused competitors, concentrating instead on a personalised, hassle-free customer experience. Continuing the customer-oriented approach that flows through every Genesis model, sales and service staff will provide 'rapid and attentive' service to customer's requests.

The Genesis brand will also adopt a new alphanumeric naming structure. Future models will be named by combining the letter 'G' for Genesis with a number, 90, 80 or 70 etc., representing the segment.

To develop a distinctive and differentiated design for the new Genesis brand vehicles, Hyundai Motor has created a Prestige Design Division. From mid-2016 Luc Donckerwolke, who was previously responsible for the design of Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda models at the Volkswagen Group, will lead this new division alongside his role as Head of the Hyundai Motor Design Center. The work of the new Prestige Design Division will be overseen by Peter Schreyer, as part of his group-wide design responsibilities as President and Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Hyundai Motor Group.

Peter Schreyer commented, "In creating the design signature of Genesis brand cars, we set out to display confidence and originality, creating highly desirable products that present new charm through innovative styling and proportions."

The name 'Genesis', which also means new beginnings, hints at the new values and standards that the brand will bring to the global luxury car market. Initially on sale in the Korean, Chinese, North American and Middle Eastern luxury car markets, the Genesis brand will expand its reach to Europe and other parts of Asia as the model range grows to full strength.