#GENESIS

Design

“After Hours” in New York

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

2019 NACTOY: How We Got There

The North American International Car, Truck and Utility (NACTOY) Awards were presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday.

Design

Tires and Design Domination

Tire design is something that we don’t think a whole lot about.

Interiors

2019 Genesis G70 RWD 2.0T Dynamic

The G70 is equipped with everything from a 15-speaker Lexicon sound system to a microfiber suede headliner, from full LED headlights to quilted front seats that are heated and cooled and rear seats that are heated, from a head-up display to a limited-slip rear differential.

Design

Biermann Heading Hyundai Motor Group R&D

Albert Biermann had been vice president of Engineering for BMW M; in the spring of 2015 he joined the Hyundai Group, where he headed Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.

Sales

NACTOY Finalists Announced

The finalists for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards were announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, and because the choices are essentially based on choices predicated on design and engineering (after all, as the jurors drive the vehicles, it isn’t an issue of sales or marketing), the selections of the three finalists in each category can be considered among the best in class when it comes to those two functions.

Steel

Genesis Design and Creating the G70

Talent and technology are certainly important, but not more so than having an essential focus on what is to be accomplished. The 2019 Genesis G70 is an example of how things can be done.

How Did Genesis and Kia Do It?

In today’s market, it is more about what are you doing right now than 50 years ago. You prove yourself today, right now, and if you do it well enough, then you can achieve success like Genesis and Kia have reached.

Satisfying Vehicles

The AutoPacific 2018 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs) were announced last week.

Interiors

2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport

The thing about the 2018 Genesis G80 AWD 3.3T Sport: The head of a valet service at a restaurant on New Year’s Eve said to me as his associate handed me back the key fob (a hefty object, speaking to the fact that this is a substantial vehicle), “We don’t see many of these.” A couple days later, a locksmith in downtown Plymouth, who was making some keys for autofieldblog HQ (yes, there are still independent locksmiths that make keys for doors) looked out his window and said to me, “What’s that?” Neither of these probably make the people at Genesis all that happy, but in both cases the tone of voice indicated admiration, if not full-on interest.

Hybrid

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue

A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.

Design

North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards Announced

Consider the competition, selected from vehicles introduced during the most-recent Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and New York auto shows, vehicles that are flat-out concepts or just this side short of production.

Interiors

2017 Genesis G90 AWD 3.3T Premium

There are two aspects to any car.

Sales

Genesis Rising

“Luxury” rhymes with “credibility,” and so it seems that every—or almost every—automotive OEM would like to point to its very own luxury marque.