The Genesis Connected Services suite of online features won’t be coming to Australia for now, the local division has confirmed.
At the Australian media launch for the new GV60 and Electrified G80 electric vehicles, company representatives said “we are working on it” but “can’t confirm production dates” for local vehicles to be fitted with the required hardware.
That means Genesis, the high-end luxury division of the Hyundai Motor Group, will be behind Hyundai and Kia in offering net-based functions and services in the Australian market despite it being available overseas.
Essentially the luxury arm’s equivalent to the recently-launched Hyundai Bluelink and Kia Connect services, Genesis Connected Services brings a range of online and remote functions facilitated by an on-board SIM.
Available features abroad include:
- Automatic Collision Notification and Assistance
- SOS Emergency Assistance
- Enhanced Roadside Assistance
- Monthly vehicle health report
- Maintenance alerts
- Automated diagnostic trouble code notification
- Service link
- Genesis app
- On-Demand diagnostics
- Driving information
- Remote start with climate control
- Remote door lock/unlock
- Remote horn and lights
- Car finder via mobile app
- Stolen vehicle recovery/slowdown/mobilisation
- Vehicle safeguard alerts: Geo Fence, Valet Alert, Speed/Curfew Alert
- Destination search
- Destination send to car
There’s a development of this suite available in select markets called Genesis Digital Services, which offers additional functions like over-the-air (OTA) software updates, Digital Key, wireless payment for carparks and fuel stations, as well as smart home connectivity.
Connected services are something that’s been pretty available in the premium segments of late, and has been a big part of Tesla’s ownership experience. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all offer various forms of connected services, as do Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo.
As noted earlier, Hyundai and Kia have started to roll out similar technology in the new Palisade and Niro respectively, while Ford was one of the first mainstream brands to market with its FordPass Connect suite which is now range-wide.