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Hyundai’s Semi-Autonomous Highway Driving Assist System Coming To The U.S. In 2019 27
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, Genesis, Genesis G90, Hyundai, Hyundai Sonata, Reports on 11 27th, 2017


Autonomous driving technology is all the rage these days but Hyundai has been pretty quiet on the subject. That’s about to change as Wards Auto is reporting its Highway Driving Assist technology will soon be coming to the United States.

Currently available on a handful of models in South Korea, the Highway Driving Assist system is a Level 2 semi-autonomous technology that combines adaptive cruise control with a lane keeping assist function. The system has been around since 2015 and it is slated to arrive in America in 2019 on the next-generation Sonata as well as the updated Genesis G90.

The four-year delay is somewhat surprising but Hyundai’s director of advanced driver assist systems, Woongjung Jang, told the publication this is due to several factors including high demand in South Korea. Jang also noted “There’s so much to cover [in the United States] and we need to ensure our information on our map databases are accurate on every highway, so it’s taking some time to go through and verify all those.”

While the Highway Driving Assist technology is a step towards full autonomy, the company is working on more advanced systems and expects them to be launched at the fleet level since mobility providers can offset the costs of the technology by not having to pay a driver. However, prices are expected to come down in the future and Jang believes Hyundai could hit an “affordable price level” in 2025 or later.

Speaking of fully autonomous vehicles, Jang says the technology is a bad fit for electric vehicles as the “power consumption is really huge” and can dramatically decrease a vehicle’s range. Newer technologies will likely reduce the power draw but, in the meantime, Jang believes autonomous driving systems are better suited for hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell applications.

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Are The New Genesis 90, Lincoln Continental, And Volvo S90 Worthy Alternatives To Germany’s Luxo-Barges? 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Genesis, Genesis G90, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo S90 on 11 6th, 2017


German and Japanese automakers typically dominate the luxury sales chart but Roadshow recently decided to check out alternative sedans from Genesis, Lincoln, and Volvo.

While they may not have the cachet of BMW or Mercedes, the Genesis 90, Lincoln Continental, and Volvo S90 have plenty to offer and cost significantly less than cars like the 7-Series and S-Class – though to be fair, despite their bigger size, they are mostly considered rivals to the 5-Series and E-Class.

Kicking things off is the G90 which stickered for $71,550. It comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 that produces 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. Thanks to all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the car can “hustle” while also emitting a pleasant exhaust note. Despite having an upscale interior with tons of space, the car was knocked for not having a touchscreen infotainment system and not supporting Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The Lincoln Continental wasn’t much cheaper as it cost $70,940. That seems pretty pricey for a Lincoln sedan but the car features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 400 hp (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque. Despite being the most powerful sedan in the test, the reviewers noted the car isn’t “jaw dropping fast” and is the only one in the group to have a six-speed automatic transmission. However, there’s still a lot to like as the car comes loaded with technology and has tons of rear seat legroom.

The Volvo S90 was the cheapest of the three and cost around $66,000. Unfortunately, the model came with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which was deemed unrefined. The engine was also the least powerful with 316 hp (235 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque but, on the bright side, it returns 22 mpg city and 31 mph highway.

That bad news doesn’t stop there as review notes sport mode ruins the driving experience and the optional 20-inch wheels result in a bad ride. The interior is also the smallest of the three models and the infotainment system was slow.

In the end, the G90 came out on top as it has a good combination of performance, comfort, and space.

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Are The New Genesis 90, Lincoln Continental, And Volvo S90 Worthy Alternatives To Germany’s Luxo-Barges? 6
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Genesis, Genesis G90, Lincoln, Lincoln Continental, reviews, video, VOLVO, Volvo S90 on 11 6th, 2017


German and Japanese automakers typically dominate the luxury sales chart but Roadshow recently decided to check out alternative sedans from Genesis, Lincoln, and Volvo.

While they may not have the cachet of BMW or Mercedes, the Genesis 90, Lincoln Continental, and Volvo S90 have plenty to offer and cost significantly less than cars like the 7-Series and S-Class – though to be fair, despite their bigger size, they are mostly considered rivals to the 5-Series and E-Class.

Kicking things off is the G90 which stickered for $71,550. It comes equipped with a 3.3-liter V6 that produces 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. Thanks to all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the car can “hustle” while also emitting a pleasant exhaust note. Despite having an upscale interior with tons of space, the car was knocked for not having a touchscreen infotainment system and not supporting Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The Lincoln Continental wasn’t much cheaper as it cost $70,940. That seems pretty pricey for a Lincoln sedan but the car features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 400 hp (298 kW) and 400 lb-ft (541 Nm) of torque. Despite being the most powerful sedan in the test, the reviewers noted the car isn’t “jaw dropping fast” and is the only one in the group to have a six-speed automatic transmission. However, there’s still a lot to like as the car comes loaded with technology and has tons of rear seat legroom.

The Volvo S90 was the cheapest of the three and cost around $66,000. Unfortunately, the model came with a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which was deemed unrefined. The engine was also the least powerful with 316 hp (235 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque but, on the bright side, it returns 22 mpg city and 31 mph highway.

That bad news doesn’t stop there as review notes sport mode ruins the driving experience and the optional 20-inch wheels result in a bad ride. The interior is also the smallest of the three models and the infotainment system was slow.

In the end, the G90 came out on top as it has a good combination of performance, comfort, and space.

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Hyundai Development Boss Says BMW And Mercedes Waste Money On Useless Tech 19
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, Genesis, Genesis G90, mercedes, Reports, Tech on 09 19th, 2017


Cars are increasingly becoming computers on wheels and that line is starting to blur even more with the advent of autonomous driving technology.
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Genesis Working On A Third Crossover, Sport Model To Arrive Around 2021 8
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Genesis, Genesis G70, Genesis G90 on 08 8th, 2017


The Genesis lineup currently consists of the G80 and G90 but what the brand really needs is crossovers.
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Genesis Virtual Guide Is An Augmented Reality Owner’s Manual 8
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Genesis, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Hyundai, Reports, Tech on 08 8th, 2017


Owners of the 2017 Genesis G80 and G90 can bid adieu to traditional owner’s manuals following the company’s unveiling of the new Genesis Virtual Guide.
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Genesis Suspends Operations In Louisiana Indefinitely After Licensing Issue 31
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Genesis, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Reports on 07 31st, 2017


Genesis, the premium arm of Hyundai, has suspended sales, service and marketing in Louisiana indefinitely after the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission said that Hyundai wasn’t properly licensed to sell Genesis models in the state.
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2018 Genesis G90 Gains New LED Headlights And A Rear Seat Entertainment System 7
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Genesis, Genesis G90 on 07 7th, 2017


Hot on the heels of being named the most satisfying vehicle in America, Genesis has unveiled the 2018 G90.
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Genesis G90 Named The Most Satisfying Vehicle In America 7
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge Challenger, Genesis, Genesis G90, GMC, Honda Civic, Honda Ridgeline, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Cadenza, Kia Sportage, Lexus RX, Lincoln, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Titan, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche-911 on 07 7th, 2017


When you think of the most satisfying vehicles on the market, it wouldn't be hard to imagine a sports car finishing near the top of the pack.
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Genesis Says Designs Of Its Models Won’t Mimic Each Other 21
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in Genesis, Genesis G70, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Reports on 04 21st, 2017


Genesis says that the designs of its future models will all be unique and that it won’t follow the lead of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
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Genesis G90 Special Edition Looking More Like A Bentley 30
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Genesis, Genesis G90, Genesis Videos, Korea, Seoul Motor Show, video on 03 30th, 2017


Jam-packed with luxury and tech, the new Genesis G90 is quickly changing perceptions of Korean automobiles. But Hyundai took it a step further with the debut of the G90 Special Edition – and the announcement of some new developments to come – at the Seoul Motor Show today.
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Genesis Dealer Compares G80 & G90 Models, Says They’re Worth It Over German Rivals 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Genesis, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Genesis Videos, Hyundai, video on 01 16th, 2017


In this 2017 Genesis G80 & G90 friendly match, you'll get to hear how these two models compare against each other as well as why they might be "worth it" over their "German" rivals – but, there's a catch.
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Genesis Dealer Compares G80 & G90 Models, Says They’re Worth It Over German Rivals 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Genesis, Genesis G80, Genesis G90, Genesis Videos, Hyundai, video on 01 16th, 2017


In this 2017 Genesis G80 & G90 friendly match, you'll get to hear how these two models compare against each other as well as why they might be "worth it" over their "German" rivals – but, there's a catch.
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2017 NACTOY Finalists Announced; Which Ones Do You Think Will Win? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Electric Vehicles, Ford F-Series, Genesis G90, Honda Ridgeline, Hybrids, Jaguar F-Pace, LA Auto Show, Mazda CX-9, NACTOY, Nissan Titan, SUV, Volvo S90 on 11 15th, 2016


In order to keep up with the increased demand of crossovers and SUVs, the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards have evolved for the 2017 edition with the addition of 'Utility Vehicle of the Year'.
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Genesis Delivers First G90 To Customer In The US 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Genesis, Genesis G90, Reports on 10 27th, 2016


Genesis, the premium brand of Hyundai, has just commenced deliveries of the G90 exec saloon in the US market.
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