Genesis G70 test. Korean Premium

In the comments to the material from the presentation of the new Genesis models, some readers said that the Korean brand does not belong to the premium segment. Using the example of the Genesis G70 sedan, I propose to see if this brand, owned by Hyundai, is premium or not.

Mobile-review.com New Genesis

Last week, Moscow hosted a Russian presentation of new car models of the Korean premium brand Genesis, which is part of Hyundai. The automaker introduced the first Genesis crossover - the GV80 model, as well as the new G80 sedan

If we are talking about Genesis showrooms as a kind of face of the brand and the first thing that a potential buyer sees, then everything is not so simple here. The first thing I would like to draw attention to is that all the salons are not just adjacent to the Hyundai brand salons, but are located right inside them. That is, initially you go into the Hyundai salon, in which a spacious, but still common area for the Genesis is allocated. Here, in my opinion, one can only talk about premium with a stretch, yet the same Audi does not sit together with Volkswagen and Skoda, and Lexus is not sold in a nook in Toyota showrooms, as well as Infiniti, which you will not see along with Nissan. The maximum that dealers allow themselves is the proximity of the buildings of car dealerships of different brands, but not their union. This was done correctly, because in the same Lexus, Toyota's ears are clearly sticking out everywhere, as in Infiniti and Audi, you can find a lot of common parts with brands that rank lower.And going to Genesis, the buyer, whatever one may say, initially passes by Hyundai, and if he gets into the same Solaris or Sonata for the sake of interest, then he can easily find common parts with them in Genesis. Yes, the company promises that in 2021 it will completely change the format of premium brand showrooms, I hope that they will separate them from Hyundai, and then the status of cars will rise a little in the eyes of buyers. By the way, Moscow City already has a separate Genesis Lounge, as I understand it, this is exactly the new format of the brand's showrooms. So we are waiting for new Genesis car dealerships so that the buyer, even if he is very loyal to the brand and has grown from Hyundai Solaris to Genesis, will have only pleasant impressions from a visit to the premium brand showroom, where the cost of cars only starts from the price of top-end models of the parent company.

House in Gikondo

As for the work of Genesis showroom managers, everything here is in the spirit of premium brands - tea and coffee, color samples and material options, complete information about cars, a test drive of any model and, most importantly, the absence of imposing additional options. You know, after talking with the salespeople at Genesis, I had a good impression, they work even better than the managers of some Mercedes-Benz and BMW showrooms that I had to deal with.

As for the equipment of Genesis cars, then, as is customary in the premium segment, almost all modern options that the concern has are available on the model of the brand. True, the brand did not follow in the footsteps of European automakers, but chose the path of Japanese premium brands and offers customers its cars in fixed trim levels, with small additional packages. On the one hand, this is good, a person simply chooses the equipment in accordance with his budget, and then he only has to decide on the body color and interior trim. On the other hand, there are buyers who are ready to sit long and hard in the configurators, assembling the car of their dreams, and package offers often do not suit them. But in general, there are not so many such buyers in our country, even the Germans began to offer us special “special series”, which make up the lion's share of sales, and individual configurations do not make up such a large percentage.

As for the quality of the material and, most importantly, attention to detail, which is important for a premium brand, in my opinion, everything is fine in Genesis. The G70 has good leather with an interesting diamond-shaped stitching, a lot of high-quality, soft-touch plastic with different textures, for example, the top of the central panel is made under the skin and even has a real thread stitching. There are quite a few elements made to look like metal, but they have a metallic coating, so they not only look good visually, but are also tactilely pleasing. Even the hard plastic on the central tunnel is of high quality and has a pleasant texture, although manufacturers often use simple inserts there. As for attention to detail, for example, the climate control knobs have a very pleasant stroke, and soft plastic does not end at eye level, but is also used in the lower border of the cabin.

As for the Genesis G70 itself, it is made in such a slightly Asian style and, in my opinion, is somewhat similar to the Infiniti Q50. True, looking at the new G80, we can expect that in the next generation the appearance of the G70 will become more European. In general, visually, the G70 still looks good, especially for those who like Japanese brands. A dashing silhouette with a long bonnet and a wide mouth grille with a signature pattern, all designed to appeal to young people. Yes, in my opinion, the same BMW 3 Series in the G20 body is prettier, but in comparison, for example, with the Infiniti Q50, the advantages are on the side of the G70. By the way, the company should try to release the G70 in the coupe version, in theory, it should look interesting.

As for the interior, it would look great if it weren't for that small media system display sticking out in the center, which looks outdated today. But, apparently, in 2017 the company produced a car with an eye on the BMW F30, where the display also stuck out of the console and was in the same casing. If you omit this moment, then the interior looks very nice: a multi-level front panel with visually interesting elements, a low automatic transmission lever, reminiscent of some kind of lever in a fighter jet, a central panel turned slightly towards the driver with neat handles and buttons on it. Except that there is not enough atmospheric lighting, which has become fashionable among automakers in recent years.

The driving position is low, but slightly higher than in the BMW three-ruble note. A person of any height and complexion can easily get behind the wheel, for tall ones, maybe just a little there is not enough steering wheel adjustment for reach, but it is absolutely not critical. All settings, including the setting of the steering column, are electrically driven, and the driver's and passenger's seats with position memory. The chairs themselves are comfortable, with a good profile and developed lateral support, you don’t get tired in them even on long trips, the main thing is to choose the optimal settings for you. Our equipment was with a sunroof, with it, of course, it becomes lighter in the cabin, but the ceiling drops, and I still sometimes touched it with the top of my head, although I sat almost as low as possible.

Genesis G70 test. Korean Premium

In the comments to the material from the presentation of the new Genesis models, some readers said that the Korean brand does not belong to the premium segment. Using the example of the Genesis G70 sedan, I propose to see if this brand, owned by Hyundai, is premium or not.

Mobile-review.com New Genesis

Last week, Moscow hosted a Russian presentation of new car models of the Korean premium brand Genesis, which is part of Hyundai. The automaker introduced the first Genesis crossover - the GV80 model, as well as the new G80 sedan

If we are talking about Genesis showrooms as a kind of face of the brand and the first thing that a potential buyer sees, then everything is not so simple here. The first thing I would like to draw attention to is that all the salons are not just adjacent to the Hyundai brand salons, but are located right inside them. That is, initially you go into the Hyundai salon, in which a spacious, but still common area for the Genesis is allocated. Here, in my opinion, one can only talk about premium with a stretch, yet the same Audi does not sit together with Volkswagen and Skoda, and Lexus is not sold in a nook in Toyota showrooms, as well as Infiniti, which you will not see along with Nissan. The maximum that dealers allow themselves is the proximity of the buildings of car dealerships of different brands, but not their union. This was done correctly, because in the same Lexus, Toyota's ears are clearly sticking out everywhere, as in Infiniti and Audi, you can find a lot of common parts with brands that rank lower. And going to Genesis, the buyer, whatever one may say, initially passes by Hyundai, and if he gets into the same Solaris or Sonata for the sake of interest, then he can easily find common parts with them in Genesis.Yes, the company promises that in 2021 it will completely change the format of premium brand showrooms, I hope that they will separate them from Hyundai, and then the status of cars will rise a little in the eyes of buyers. By the way, Moscow City already has a separate Genesis Lounge, as I understand it, this is exactly the new format of the brand's showrooms. So we are waiting for new Genesis car dealerships so that the buyer, even if he is very loyal to the brand and has grown from Hyundai Solaris to Genesis, will have only pleasant impressions from a visit to the premium brand showroom, where the cost of cars only starts from the price of top-end models of the parent company.

House in Gikondo

As for the work of Genesis showroom managers, everything here is in the spirit of premium brands - tea and coffee, color samples and material options, complete information about cars, a test drive of any model and, most importantly, the absence of imposing additional options. You know, after talking with the salespeople at Genesis, I had a good impression, they work even better than the managers of some Mercedes-Benz and BMW showrooms that I had to deal with.

As for the equipment of Genesis cars, then, as is customary in the premium segment, almost all modern options that the concern has are available on the model of the brand. True, the brand did not follow in the footsteps of European automakers, but chose the path of Japanese premium brands and offers customers its cars in fixed trim levels, with small additional packages. On the one hand, this is good, a person simply chooses the equipment in accordance with his budget, and then he only has to decide on the body color and interior trim. On the other hand, there are buyers who are ready to sit long and hard in the configurators, assembling the car of their dreams, and package offers often do not suit them. But in general, there are not so many such buyers in our country, even the Germans began to offer us special “special series”, which make up the lion's share of sales, and individual configurations do not make up such a large percentage.

As for the quality of the material and, most importantly, attention to detail, which is important for a premium brand, in my opinion, everything is fine in Genesis. The G70 has good leather with an interesting diamond-shaped stitching, a lot of high-quality, soft-touch plastic with different textures, for example, the top of the central panel is made under the skin and even has a real thread stitching. There are quite a few elements made to look like metal, but they have a metallic coating, so they not only look good visually, but are also tactilely pleasing. Even the hard plastic on the central tunnel is of high quality and has a pleasant texture, although manufacturers often use simple inserts there. As for attention to detail, for example, the climate control knobs have a very pleasant stroke, and soft plastic does not end at eye level, but is also used in the lower border of the cabin.

As for the Genesis G70 itself, it is made in such a slightly Asian style and, in my opinion, is somewhat similar to the Infiniti Q50. True, looking at the new G80, we can expect that in the next generation the appearance of the G70 will become more European. In general, visually, the G70 still looks good, especially for those who like Japanese brands. A dashing silhouette with a long bonnet and a wide mouth grille with a signature pattern, all designed to appeal to young people. Yes, in my opinion, the same BMW 3 Series in the G20 body is prettier, but in comparison, for example, with the Infiniti Q50, the advantages are on the side of the G70. By the way, the company should try to release the G70 in the coupe version, in theory, it should look interesting.

As for the interior, it would look great if it weren't for that small media system display sticking out in the center, which looks outdated today. But, apparently, in 2017 the company produced a car with an eye on the BMW F30, where the display also stuck out of the console and was in the same casing. If you omit this moment, then the interior looks very nice: a multi-level front panel with visually interesting elements, a low automatic transmission lever, reminiscent of some kind of lever in a fighter jet, a central panel turned slightly towards the driver with neat handles and buttons on it. Except that there is not enough atmospheric lighting, which has become fashionable among automakers in recent years.

The driving position is low, but slightly higher than in the BMW three-ruble note. A person of any height and complexion can easily get behind the wheel, for tall ones, maybe just a little there is not enough steering wheel adjustment for reach, but it is absolutely not critical. All settings, including the setting of the steering column, are electrically driven, and the driver's and passenger's seats with position memory. The chairs themselves are comfortable, with a good profile and developed lateral support, you don’t get tired in them even on long trips, the main thing is to choose the optimal settings for yourself. Our equipment was with a sunroof, with it, of course, it becomes lighter in the cabin, but the ceiling drops, and I still sometimes touched it with the top of my head, although I sat almost as low as possible.

Genesis G70 test. Korean Premium

In the comments to the material from the presentation of the new Genesis models, some readers said that the Korean brand does not belong to the premium segment. Using the example of the Genesis G70 sedan, I propose to see if this brand, owned by Hyundai, is premium or not.

Mobile-review.com New Genesis

Last week, Moscow hosted a Russian presentation of new car models of the Korean premium brand Genesis, which is part of Hyundai. The automaker introduced the first Genesis crossover - the GV80 model, as well as the new G80 sedan

If we are talking about Genesis showrooms as a kind of face of the brand and the first thing that a potential buyer sees, then everything is not so simple here. The first thing I would like to draw attention to is that all the salons are not just adjacent to the Hyundai brand salons, but are located right inside them. That is, initially you go into the Hyundai salon, in which a spacious, but still common area for the Genesis is allocated. Here, in my opinion, one can only talk about premium with a stretch, yet the same Audi does not sit together with Volkswagen and Skoda, and Lexus is not sold in a nook in Toyota showrooms, as well as Infiniti, which you will not see along with Nissan. The maximum that dealers allow themselves is the proximity of the buildings of car dealerships of different brands, but not their union. This was done correctly, because in the same Lexus, Toyota's ears are clearly sticking out everywhere, as in Infiniti and Audi, you can find a lot of common parts with brands that rank lower. And going to Genesis, the buyer, whatever one may say, initially passes by Hyundai, and if he gets into the same Solaris or Sonata for the sake of interest, then he can easily find common parts with them in Genesis.Yes, the company promises that in 2021 it will completely change the format of premium brand showrooms, I hope that they will separate them from Hyundai, and then the status of cars will rise a little in the eyes of buyers. By the way, Moscow City already has a separate Genesis Lounge, as I understand it, this is exactly the new format of the brand's showrooms. So we are waiting for new Genesis car dealerships so that the buyer, even if he is very loyal to the brand and has grown from Hyundai Solaris to Genesis, will have only pleasant impressions from a visit to the premium brand showroom, where the cost of cars only starts from the price of top-end models of the parent company.

House in Gikondo

As for the work of Genesis showroom managers, everything here is in the spirit of premium brands - tea and coffee, color samples and material options, complete information about cars, a test drive of any model and, most importantly, the absence of imposing additional options. You know, after talking with the salespeople at Genesis, I had a good impression, they work even better than the managers of some Mercedes-Benz and BMW showrooms that I had to deal with.

As for the equipment of Genesis cars, then, as is customary in the premium segment, almost all modern options that the concern has are available on the model of the brand. True, the brand did not follow in the footsteps of European automakers, but chose the path of Japanese premium brands and offers customers its cars in fixed trim levels, with small additional packages. On the one hand, this is good, a person simply chooses the equipment in accordance with his budget, and then he only has to decide on the body color and interior trim. On the other hand, there are buyers who are ready to sit long and hard in the configurators, assembling the car of their dreams, and package offers often do not suit them. But in general, there are not so many such buyers in our country, even the Germans began to offer us special “special series”, which make up the lion's share of sales, and individual configurations do not make up such a large percentage.

As for the quality of the material and, most importantly, attention to detail, which is important for a premium brand, in my opinion, everything is fine in Genesis. The G70 has good leather with an interesting diamond-shaped stitching, a lot of high-quality, soft-touch plastic with different textures, for example, the top of the central panel is made under the skin and even has a real thread stitching. There are quite a few elements made to look like metal, but they have a metallic coating, so they not only look good visually, but are also tactilely pleasing. Even the hard plastic on the central tunnel is of high quality and has a pleasant texture, although manufacturers often use simple inserts there. As for attention to detail, for example, the climate control knobs have a very pleasant stroke, and soft plastic does not end at eye level, but is also used in the lower border of the cabin.

As for the Genesis G70 itself, it is made in such a slightly Asian style and, in my opinion, is somewhat similar to the Infiniti Q50. True, looking at the new G80, we can expect that in the next generation the appearance of the G70 will become more European. In general, visually, the G70 still looks good, especially for those who like Japanese brands. A dashing silhouette with a long bonnet and a wide mouth grille with a signature pattern, all designed to appeal to young people. Yes, in my opinion, the same BMW 3 Series in the G20 body is prettier, but in comparison, for example, with the Infiniti Q50, the advantages are on the side of the G70. By the way, the company should try to release the G70 in the coupe version, in theory, it should look interesting.

As for the interior, it would look great if it weren't for that small media system display sticking out in the center, which looks outdated today. But, apparently, in 2017 the company produced a car with an eye on the BMW F30, where the display also stuck out of the console and was in the same casing. If you omit this moment, then the interior looks very nice: a multi-level front panel with visually interesting elements, a low automatic transmission lever, reminiscent of some kind of lever in a fighter jet, a central panel turned slightly towards the driver with neat handles and buttons on it. Except that there is not enough atmospheric lighting, which has become fashionable among automakers in recent years.

The driving position is low, but slightly higher than in the BMW three-ruble note. A person of any height and complexion can easily get behind the wheel, for tall ones, maybe just a little there is not enough steering wheel adjustment for reach, but it is absolutely not critical. All settings, including the setting of the steering column, are electrically driven, and the driver's and passenger's seats with position memory. The chairs themselves are comfortable, with a good profile and developed lateral support, you don’t get tired in them even on long trips, the main thing is to choose the optimal settings for you. Our equipment was with a sunroof, with it, of course, it becomes lighter in the cabin, but the ceiling drops, and I still sometimes touched it with the top of my head, although I sat almost as low as possible.

Genesis G70 test. Korean Premium

In the comments to the material from the presentation of the new Genesis models, some readers said that the Korean brand does not belong to the premium segment. Using the example of the Genesis G70 sedan, I propose to see if this brand, owned by Hyundai, is premium or not.

Mobile-review.com New Genesis

Last week, Moscow hosted a Russian presentation of new car models of the Korean premium brand Genesis, which is part of Hyundai. The automaker introduced the first Genesis crossover - the GV80 model, as well as the new G80 sedan

If we are talking about Genesis showrooms as a kind of face of the brand and the first thing that a potential buyer sees, then everything is not so simple here. The first thing I would like to draw attention to is that all the salons are not just adjacent to the Hyundai brand salons, but are located right inside them. That is, initially you go into the Hyundai salon, in which a spacious, but still common area for the Genesis is allocated. Here, in my opinion, one can only talk about premium with a stretch, yet the same Audi does not sit together with Volkswagen and Skoda, and Lexus is not sold in a nook in Toyota showrooms, as well as Infiniti, which you will not see along with Nissan. The maximum that dealers allow themselves is the proximity of the buildings of car dealerships of different brands, but not their union. This was done correctly, because in the same Lexus, Toyota's ears are clearly sticking out everywhere, as in Infiniti and Audi, you can find a lot of common parts with brands that rank lower. And going to Genesis, the buyer, whatever one may say, initially passes by Hyundai, and if he gets into the same Solaris or Sonata for the sake of interest, then he can easily find common parts with them in Genesis.Yes, the company promises that in 2021 it will completely change the format of premium brand showrooms, I hope that they will separate them from Hyundai, and then the status of cars will rise a little in the eyes of buyers. By the way, Moscow City already has a separate Genesis Lounge, as I understand it, this is exactly the new format of the brand's showrooms. So we are waiting for new Genesis car dealerships so that the buyer, even if he is very loyal to the brand and has grown from Hyundai Solaris to Genesis, will have only pleasant impressions from a visit to the premium brand showroom, where the cost of cars only starts from the price of top-end models of the parent company.

House in Gikondo House in Gikondo

As for the work of Genesis showroom managers, everything here is in the spirit of premium brands - tea and coffee, color samples and material options, complete information about cars, a test drive of any model and, most importantly, the absence of imposing additional options. You know, after talking with the salespeople at Genesis, I had a good impression, they work even better than the managers of some Mercedes-Benz and BMW showrooms that I had to deal with.

As for the equipment of Genesis cars, then, as is customary in the premium segment, almost all modern options that the concern has are available on the model of the brand. True, the brand did not follow in the footsteps of European automakers, but chose the path of Japanese premium brands and offers customers its cars in fixed trim levels, with small additional packages. On the one hand, this is good, a person simply chooses the equipment in accordance with his budget, and then he only has to decide on the body color and interior trim. On the other hand, there are buyers who are ready to sit long and hard in the configurators, assembling the car of their dreams, and package offers often do not suit them. But in general, there are not so many such buyers in our country, even the Germans began to offer us special “special series”, which make up the lion's share of sales, and individual configurations do not make up such a large percentage.

As for the quality of the material and, most importantly, attention to detail, which is important for a premium brand, in my opinion, everything is fine in Genesis. The G70 has good leather with an interesting diamond-shaped stitching, a lot of high-quality, soft-touch plastic with different textures, for example, the top of the central panel is made under the skin and even has a real thread stitching. There are quite a few elements made to look like metal, but they have a metallic coating, so they not only look good visually, but are also tactilely pleasing. Even the hard plastic on the central tunnel is of high quality and has a pleasant texture, although manufacturers often use simple inserts there. As for attention to detail, for example, the climate control knobs have a very pleasant stroke, and soft plastic does not end at eye level, but is also used in the lower border of the cabin.

As for the Genesis G70 itself, it is made in such a slightly Asian style and, in my opinion, is somewhat similar to the Infiniti Q50. True, looking at the new G80, we can expect that in the next generation the appearance of the G70 will become more European. In general, visually, the G70 still looks good, especially for those who like Japanese brands. A dashing silhouette with a long bonnet and a wide mouth grille with a signature pattern, all designed to appeal to young people. Yes, in my opinion, the same BMW 3 Series in the G20 body is prettier, but in comparison, for example, with the Infiniti Q50, the advantages are on the side of the G70. By the way, the company should try to release the G70 in the coupe version, in theory, it should look interesting.

As for the interior, it would look great if it weren't for that small media system display sticking out in the center, which looks outdated today. But, apparently, in 2017 the company produced a car with an eye on the BMW F30, where the display also stuck out of the console and was in the same casing. If you omit this moment, then the interior looks very nice: a multi-level front panel with visually interesting elements, a low automatic transmission lever, reminiscent of some kind of lever in a fighter jet, a central panel turned slightly towards the driver with neat handles and buttons on it. Except that there is not enough atmospheric lighting, which has become fashionable among automakers in recent years.

The driving position is low, but slightly higher than in the BMW three-ruble note. A person of any height and complexion can easily get behind the wheel, for tall ones, maybe just a little there is not enough steering wheel adjustment for reach, but it is absolutely not critical. All settings, including the setting of the steering column, are electrically driven, and the driver's and passenger's seats with position memory. The chairs themselves are comfortable, with a good profile and developed lateral support, you don’t get tired in them even on long trips, the main thing is to choose the optimal settings for you. Our equipment was with a sunroof, with it, of course, it becomes lighter in the cabin, but the ceiling drops, and I still sometimes touched it with the top of my head, although I sat almost as low as possible.