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Town Board OKs new Genesis dealership

2024 Genesis GV60 starts at around $53,000

April 2. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a rezoning request which will permit the construction of a 25,000 square foot Genesis dealership on three acres on Statesville Road/Hwy. 21.

The property is currently a paved area, immediately north of the Modern Nissan dealership.

On March 11, the Planning Board recommended approval of the project.

Moving from Concord

At the town board’s April 1 meeting, owner and applicant David Fowler advised the commissioners that it is their intention to relocate their regional Genesis dealership, currently in Concord, to the new Cornelius building once it is completed.

Genesis is the luxury car division of Hyundai. Fowler said future plans call for all cars to be electrically powered.

Background

Similar to Lexus growing out of Toyota and Infiniti growing out of Nissan, Genesis has grown out of the Korea-based Hyundai Motor Group as its own stand-alone luxury brand.

It officially emerged as its own marque in November of 2015.

Electric future

Worldwide sales for Genesis have reached one million vehicles. In 2022, Genesis launched three all-electric models. According to an interview in Pursuitist, a luxury lifestyle guide, all new Genesis models that will be introduced in 2025 and beyond will be 100 percent electric.

The entire Genesis lineup will consist of only EVs by 2030.

The approval contained a requirement that the site plan for the new Genesis building at 18605 Statesville be consistent with future road widening.

In other action

The commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with Mecklenburg County to present safe boating courses at the Blythe Landing boat launch facility.

Discussion

5 Responses to “Town Board OKs new Genesis dealership”

  1. Exactly what is needed. The beauty of cheap and ugly Hyundai’s (which is what they are) on the landscape. Actually any dealership is a blight, but at least something pleasing to the eye such as a Jag or Maserati would be nice. Or just stop the overcrowding and letting people just build anything they want. The area cannot handle anymore growth this quickly. I moved out of Cornelius a couple of years ago to avoid what I knew was happening.

    Posted by John Dixon | April 2, 2024, 12:04 pm
  2. EVs that no one wants and cause more pollution than gas powered cars. The stupidity of the left!

    Posted by BW | April 2, 2024, 1:42 pm
  3. April Fool’s Day

    Posted by GR EG | April 2, 2024, 8:22 pm
  4. Money talks. Peasants walk.

    Posted by Moses | April 3, 2024, 8:06 am

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