Genesis Motors Australia has announced the appointment of cricketing legend Michael Clarke AO as the brand’s new Australian ambassador. Clarke helped launch the brand’s first SUV, the exciting all-new Genesis GV80, which debuted in Australia last week. Renowned for his love of cars, Clarke was attracted to the athletic design and progressive philosophy of the Genesis GV80.
“I’m honoured to be the Australian ambassador for Genesis Motors, and I’m excited to be driving the Genesis GV80, a new breed of luxury SUV. It’s certainly a game changer,” said Clarke. “To the eye, the car is beautifully designed – and inside, the technology and features are amazing. As a father, the GV80’s state-of-the-art safety and technology was particularly appealing.”
The 43rd test captain of Australia, Michael Clarke is widely known as one of the best batsmen of all time. He dominated the cricket world from his international debut in 2003 and was named Australian test captain in 2011. In less than 18 months, he took the team from number five in the world to number one.
Clarke has received the Allan Border medal on four occasions and in 2020 was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his outstanding contribution to international cricket, the community and to charity.
The Genesis GV80 debuted in Australia on Thursday, 29 October via virtual launch, during which Clarke made his first official appearance for the brand.
As a product of the design-led Genesis Global Advanced Studio, the GV80 delivers a confident and progressive take on the brand’s ‘athletic elegance’ philosophy. As well as the Genesis pillars of desirable design, advanced technology, all-road capability and superior comfort, GV80 customers will be treated to the unprecedented luxury of the Genesis-To-You service, and a convenient all-inclusive ownership experience.
“As a global luxury brand, we are extremely proud to partner with Michael Clarke as our Australian ambassador” said CEO of Genesis Motors Australia, Jun Heo. “Michael’s spirit, passion and willingness to challenge the status quo are aligned with the Genesis brand, and we are excited to be embarking on this journey with him.”
For more information on GV80, Genesis’s first SUV, visit: www.genesis.com.