17 jan 19

Genesis G70 named North American Car of the Year

In Detroit, the Genesis G70 was awarded the 2019 North American Car of the Year award, making it the youngest brand to have ever won this coveted prize.

“The Genesis G70 is a game changer for the sedan market,” said Lauren Fix, NACTOY President. “G70 offers a sophisticated, impressive vehicle that delivers an inspired driving experience, safety and technology at a reasonable price.”

“For a still-young brand, winning this highly prestigious award, as well as the other significant awards the G70 has collected, will certainly give Genesis a presence boost in the marketplace,” said Erwin Raphael, Executive Director, Genesis Motor America. “We’re thrilled to give more people the opportunity to get behind the wheel and experience the compelling qualities and capabilities the expert NACTOY jurors voted for.”

The award is bestowed annually upon the car that achieves benchmark status based on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. The verdict was decided for 2019 by 54 jurors from outlets in the United States and Canada.

Utility and Truck of the Year

The Hyundai Kona won North American Utility of the Year award, ahead of the Acura RDX and Jaguar I-Pace. The RAM 1500 was named Truck of the Year, beating the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

Image: Genesis G70

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck