The Genesis brand has only been around for the past few years, but it has made a big splash in the luxury car and SUV segment. The South Korean brand offers a lot of luxurious amenities in every one of its models for not a lot of money. But just how many Genesis models currently exist in the brand’s lineup?
The Genesis sedans consist of a lineup that Goldilocks would approve of
The Genesis nameplate first appeared as Hyundai’s flagship sedan back in 2009. Back then, the Hyundai Genesis provides a lot of the same comfort and power as its German rivals but undercut them greatly when it came to pricing. Fast forward to 2015 and Hyundai corporate created the Genesis brand name as a luxury spinoff with two entrants to start off: the G80 and G90.
The more compact G70 sedan came later and offered up some stiff competition for the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Genesis G80 is a little larger and competes with German competitors like the Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class. While the largest of the bunch is the G90, which is more inclined to go toe-to-toe with the large luxury players like the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
No matter which one you choose, you will surely be surprised by the amount of luxury each one exudes. You’ll get all of the driver-assist features you need including a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated seats, and an upgraded Lexicon sound system. Considering there are three different sizes to choose from, even someone as fickle-minded as Goldilocks is sure to be able to pick one.
It’s easy to pick from the Genesis SUV lineup
If you would rather have something larger, then you can choose from Genesis’ lineup of SUVs. However, you’ll have a much easier time picking one because there are only two to choose from: the GV70 and the GV80.
The GV70 is the smaller, two-SUV that’s primed to do battle with German rivals like the Mercedes GLC and the BMW X3. The best part about the GV70 is that it starts at $42,000, which is a little less than the X3 and much less than the Mercedes. That price can jump up to the $50,000 range for the higher Advance, but opting for that level will get you amenities like a leather interior, a panoramic moonroof, and a premium Lexicon sound system.
The GV80, on the other hand, is a larger SUV that’s more in line with the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. Every GV80 comes with tech-savvy features like a 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats, and a power liftgate. However, the top-trim Prestige will give you amenities like a large digital gauge cluster, Nappa leather upholstery, and adjustable heated and ventilated rear seats. Considering the GV80 starts at $49,000 and tops around $70,000, it’s pretty flexible when it comes to your budget.
Are there any Genesis models to look forward to in the future?
While its five-model lineup offers a limited, but effective choice of cars and SUVs, Genesis is set to come out with an electrified version of the G80 sedan. According to the Genesis website, this new EV will feature multi-spoke wheels and a unique front grille in addition to an electronically controlled suspension for smooth traveling. We can expect this model to hit dealer showrooms in the Spring of 2022.
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