Back-to-back Australia’s Best Cars award for Genesis

  • Genesis is again crowned Australia’s Best Cars - Large Car Under-$70K
  • Genesis impresses with luxury car levels of design and function, on-road performance and exceptional value for money
  • Award highlights Genesis’ benchmark levels of safety, standard equipment, on-road performance and more
  • Genesis also impresses with class-leading five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty

Genesis wins Australia's Best Car - Large Car Under $70,000 again

21 February 2017 – For the second year in a row Hyundai’s stylish luxury flagship Genesis has been crowned Australia’s Best Cars - Large Car Under-$70,000.

Genesis retained its coveted title, in the nation’s largest independent new-car assessment and awards program, after gruelling week-long testing by nine judges representing Australia’s peak motoring organisations.

Just as they were in 2015, the highly experienced Australia’s Best Cars awards judges were impressed by Genesis’ superior levels of design and function, benchmark active and passive safety features, on-road performance, standard equipment and value for money against its shortlisted category rivals. Its impeccable 5-star safety credentials include a best-ever ANCAP crash test overall score of 36.88 points out of a possible 37.

Importantly, Genesis also impressed the judges with its class-leading five-year/unlimited kilometre new-car warranty and five years’ free servicing.

Peter Evans, General Manager, Genesis, said he was thrilled that Genesis was again an Australia’s Best Cars Awards winner.

“We’re extremely proud that Genesis has again triumphed in the highly regarded Australia’s Best Cars awards,” Mr Evans said. “And we’re doubly proud that it has been declared Australia’s Best Large Car Under $70k for the second year in a row and so soon after Wheels Magazine adjudged it one of its desirable Gold Star Value Award winners late last year.
“Genesis really is a game-changer for the Australian luxury car market, offering exceptional style, safety, performance and equipment at what truly represents outstanding value pricing. In fact, we’re happy to boast that, as these coveted awards show, Genesis is head and shoulders above its similarly priced competitors in every respect while being virtually half the price of comparably equipped traditional European luxury cars.”

This year’s back-to-back recognition of Genesis brings Hyundai’s number of wins in the Australia’s Best Cars Awards’ 18-year history to an impressive 22.

Genesis’ latest Australia’s Best Cars award follows closely its Best Value-For Money Large Car $45-$65K award in Wheels Magazine’s Gold Star Value Awards, announced in November last year.

Exhaustive analysis of its real-world ownership costs by Australia’s oldest and most respected motoring magazine determined Genesis offered excellent resale value – outstanding in the notoriously high-depreciation Large-Car category.

Genesis also scored highly for its surprisingly affordable annual insurance cost and easily best-in-class 5-year/Unlimited kilometre new-car warranty – fully two years longer than that offered by its second- and third-placed category runners-up.