I got a lot of comments on this car. People stopped me in the street to ask about it, my neighbour came over to look at it, and generally people just loved it.
The test car's colour helps; a glorious matt green. There are three matt paint colours in the range, 'Matterhorn White', 'Melbourne Grey' and 'Brunswick Green’, and they cost an extra $2000, but this green is worth it.
The shape of the car is classic, it has that huge grille at the front, but the headlights are rectangular slits which also carry around to the sides, and when you put the blinkers on, they are very conspicuous. It’s all a little space-shippy and flashy, but it works.
Inside the car is luxe and decked out in cream and taupe nappa leather, with quilted seats and soft finishings on the dash and doors, it almost feels a little old British.
The seats are heated and cooling and power adjustable in the front. The steering wheel is leather and feels good but when I first got in, it felt a little large, this is something you get used to, though. The panoramic glass sunroof is standard across the range.
The centre console is nicely designed and the large multimedia screen takes centre stage. Volume control is via cool textured silver rolls on the steering wheel and centre console, and the gear shifter is a circular knob, like a Land Rover. It all works cohesively in the Genesis and it feels good to be in this car on the road.