April 20, 2018

Genesis to Launch Competitors for BMW 6 Series

is less than two years old but it’s already showcasing some impressive skills. Born out of s desire to play with the big boys in the premium market, the Korean brand has launched two sedans, the and the in less than a year. And, according to Hyundai, it won’t stop here, with a and two scheduled to be introduced by 2020. More recently, Genesis also expressed interest in bringing a grand tourer to the market.

That’s the word from Genesis head of design Luk Donckerwolke (previously of and ), who told Australian media at the that the brand wants a competitor for the and

“What we are doing here is creating the first step… To be honest, I’m not really looking at the others, I have the advantage of creating something new. I don’t have to look at others, but there’s certainly going to be a Gran Turismo two-door,” said Donckerwolke, hinting that the Korean grand touer will have a fresh design compared to its rivals, which often look back on styling cues.

But design won’t be the only thing that will make this vehicle stand out. Unlike the and the Genesis’ two-door won’t have a naturally aspirated V-8 engine. With the brand looking to move into future powertrains the range-topping model, likely to deliver at least 400 horsepower, will most likely use a twin-turbo six-cylinder or maybe even a A drivetrain like in the new is also under consideration.

“As much as I like to drive V-8s, I believe electrification is going to be a main element, like the powertrain of this [Genesis GV80 concept] having a range-extender fuel cell for an or an electric powertrain, it’s a great source. Hyundai and Genesis are pioneers of fuel cell technology, being the first company that has put fuel cell technology in production and on sale, it’s the way to go,” said Genesis brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald.

There is no official timetable for the luxury grand tourer, but it’s safe to assume that it will hit dealerships within the next four to five years.

Continue reading for the full story.


Genesis to Launch Competitors for BMW 6 Series

is less than two years old but it’s already showcasing some impressive skills. Born out of s desire to play with the big boys in the premium market, the Korean brand has launched two sedans, the and the in less than a year. And, according to Hyundai, it won’t stop here, with a and two scheduled to be introduced by 2020. More recently, Genesis also expressed interest in bringing a grand tourer to the market.

That’s the word from Genesis head of design Luk Donckerwolke (previously of and ), who told Australian media at the that the brand wants a competitor for the and

“What we are doing here is creating the first step… To be honest, I’m not really looking at the others, I have the advantage of creating something new. I don’t have to look at others, but there’s certainly going to be a Gran Turismo two-door,” said Donckerwolke, hinting that the Korean grand touer will have a fresh design compared to its rivals, which often look back on styling cues.

But design won’t be the only thing that will make this vehicle stand out. Unlike the and the Genesis’ two-door won’t have a naturally aspirated V-8 engine. With the brand looking to move into future powertrains the range-topping model, likely to deliver at least 400 horsepower, will most likely use a twin-turbo six-cylinder or maybe even a A drivetrain like in the new is also under consideration.

“As much as I like to drive V-8s, I believe electrification is going to be a main element, like the powertrain of this [Genesis GV80 concept] having a range-extender fuel cell for an or an electric powertrain, it’s a great source. Hyundai and Genesis are pioneers of fuel cell technology, being the first company that has put fuel cell technology in production and on sale, it’s the way to go,” said Genesis brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald.

There is no official timetable for the luxury grand tourer, but it’s safe to assume that it will hit dealerships within the next four to five years.

Continue reading for the full story.


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Genesis to Launch Competitors for BMW 6 Series

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