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Buying a car? Follow these 4 tips to hit the gas with confidence

Last year brought unprecedented changes across nearly every industry, and automotive was no exception. In fact, the auto market continues to exceed expectations. Compared to March 2020, TrueCar estimates vehicle sales were up 42% in March 2021. So, if you’re in the market to buy a car, you’re in great company.

Navigating a new and ever-evolving automotive landscape can be tricky, but these four tips will help you be successful with your car-buying journey in 2021 and beyond.

Set a realistic budget

Before you start the process of financing and looking around for a car, you should understand your budget. That includes taking into account not just the sticker price of the car, but the total cost of owning a vehicle.

“Make sure you can afford the monthly loan payment, in addition to other costs that come along with car ownership, personal property taxes, registration fees, insurance, fuel costs

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First Genesis EV will reportedly be called a GV60, electric GV70 to follow

Genesis is working on its first battery-electric vehicle, a compact crossover SUV code-named the JW.

Prototypes are out testing and a debut is scheduled for later in the year.

Asia Time reported on Tuesday that the JW will be badged a GV60 and start production in August.

2022 Genesis GV70

2022 Genesis GV70

The Korean news outlet also reported that electric versions of the larger GV70 and GV80 SUVs are planned, with the electric GV70 due to start production in December.

Also reportedly due this year is a redesigned G90 flagship sedan. The current G90 was just updated last year but can trace its roots to a model that was launched in Korea as far back as 2015, so a redesign isn’t that unexpected.

The latest news comes just days after the discovery of trademark filings that hint at electric versions of most of Genesis’ lineup.

2022 Genesis eG80 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Genesis eG80 spy shots – Photo

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