By Veeno Dewan
LOS ANGELES, California- The 2019 Genesis G70 was named a top-three finalist for 2019 North American Car of the Year. Earlier in the year, G70 was named one of 14 semi-finalists in the “Car” division; the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming January. This is the first time that a Genesis model has been nominated to the most selective round of NACTOY judging and testing.
“We are thankful to the NACTOY jurors for recognizing the inherent qualities of the G70,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “We are also delighted to see such a dynamic product resonate well with our clientele across the world.”
“We are humbled by the NACTOY jurors’ selection of the G70 as a top-3 finalist. It serves as a reassurance for our growing list of highly-satisfied G70 owners across Canada.” added Richard Trevisan, Brand Director of Genesis Motors Canada.
NACTOY jurors, composed of an independent panel of journalists and analysts based in the Canada and the United States, have recognized top cars, trucks, and utility vehicles since 1994. This year’s jury of 54, of which 8 are Canadian, represents legacy newspapers and magazine experts, broadcast veterans, digital columnists, and freelancers.
The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury sport sedan resets benchmarks and expectations in its class for the holistic integration of leading performance, refined luxury, and aerodynamic style. G70 is the third of six new Genesis models to debut by 2021 and is the final sedan of the lineup. As the first Genesis model in the highly-competitive compact luxury segment, G70 outperforms legacy luxury sport sedans with driver-focused performance.