Muscat: Recently it was announced that the Genesis GV80 Concept SUV and G80 Sport mid-luxury sedan both won 2017 Good Design awards.
Genesis joins other transportation, electronic, consumer and lifestyle product brands in receiving the annual awards from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
“We believe in the power of design to seduce and inspire the human spirit,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis Motor America. “We’re pleased that Good Design is a mainstay recognition going well into its seventh decade and couldn’t be happier to accept their acknowledgement of our dedication to designing.”
The award, the oldest of its kind, was founded in 1950 by legendary designers, Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and by architecture historian and philanthropist, Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. This year’s jury met in San Francisco and New York, selecting award-worthy products from 46 countries.
“The cars are a stunning achievement of a high style, form, function and aesthetic,” stated Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum president, Good Design.
The G80 3.3T Sport builds on the refined performance of the popular Genesis G80 and adds a 365-horsepower, 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 engine plus unique sport and performance upgrades delivering improved driving dynamics and agility. In addition, distinctive styling elements and features visually differentiate the new 3.3T Sport from the rest of the G80 model line-up.
The GV80 Concept is the brand’s first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility. On the exterior, this is seen in the concept’s confident posture and athletic prowess, while the spacious interior indulges passengers and immerses them in technology that connects them to the vehicle. Recognising the brand’s global impact, the GV80 Concept utilises the latest plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to combine eco-performance and capability, all skilfully designed to fulfil the needs and explore the escapes of the urban adventurer.
All Genesis models in Oman are offered along with exclusive consumer-centric programs to elevate the luxury ownership experience through the Genesis mobile app and Genesis Connected Services, for information on the vehicle’s health, driving and maintenance information. The Genesis experience includes complimentary maintenance, roadside assistance, map care service and courtesy car service. These apart, Genesis customers are entitled to five years /unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty and will get complimentary Genesis Concierge Services – providing Genesis owners with an integrated solution to provide lifestyle management services – combining lifestyle, travel and medical, for a period of 2 years.
OTE Group is the distributor for Genesis in Oman.