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What should I be paying?

No dealers, and no chance of a discount. Genesis is offering transparency and the simplicity of buying online, albeit with help from a 'Genesis Personal Assistant' when you ask.

When you want a test drive the GPA will bring a car to your home or work. If you then fancy trying the other engine, they'll come back with that one. Once you've bought a car they bring it and explain it. If you've driven it a few weeks and still have questions on, say, the driver assist, they'll come back and explain.

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When it needs a service, they'll bring a courtesy car and take yours away, and that's rolled into the purchase price up to five years or 50,000 miles. You also get five years' unlimited-miles warranty, five years' roadside assistance, and five years of OTA software and map updates.

The price is non-trivial, mind you. It opens at £56,815 for a standard spec and the four-cylinder petrol engine (which is a perfectly satisfactory unit, at least as we tried it in a G80 saloon).

But the diesel in Luxury Line spec tested and photographed here is £76,885. That includes options packs covering advanced headlights and HUD, quilted leather, massage seats, rear-seat infotainment, stereo upgrade, and sunroof.

The PCP and lease monthly prices aren't announced yet, though Genesis pleads they'll be close to rivals, because the residuals will be 'incredibly competitive'.

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Genesis will also offer it on easy-come easy-go 'subscription' basis, for people who don't want to commit to a deposit or fixed term.

If you're buying privately, a strong diesel engine is probably what you want in a big 4x4. But this one isn't very friendly if it's a company car. CO2-related benefit-in-kind tax will be inflated by the 220g/km test figure. (A BMW X5 3.0d is under 200g/km.) Rivals also offer ultra-low-tax PHEVs, but Genesis doesn't, and says it won't.

Euro-NCAP has given it five stars for safety. Tiger Woods would doubtless agree.

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