The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan pitches the nascent Hyundai brand into a turf war with cars like the 3-Series and C-Class. With the G70, Genesis isn’t just sending out a message; they’re going straight to the bed mattress. The G70 robs the Kia Stinger’s closet for parts and labor to deal with new competitors such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi by themselves turf.
When it goes on sale later in 2018, the 2019 G70 will rely on a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 or 365-hp 3.3-liter turbocharged V-6 for motivation, paired with an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters or a 6-speed manual. The latter is a surprise– Audi and Mercedes gave up their third pedal in the States like the guy bun– and one of the key distinctions from the Stinger.
2019 Genesis G70 Design
The G70’s design follows carefully the larger G80, a minimum of in broad strokes. Exactly what’s new? The G70’s aggressively formed lower front bumper, nose and front fenders look for the new sedan’s efficiency qualifications. Gaping intakes, strakes, and lighting pinch toward a six-sided mesh grille. The G70 has the very same short front overhang, like the G80, and a creased hood that bookends the winged Genesis badge. In profile, the Stinger’s long hood is echoed by the G70, while boomerang-shaped trim adds visual drama to the body of the small Genesis that reads more “upstart” than “facility.”. The G70’s body sides below the windows play with daylight more than the G80 and blue-haired G90; above the fold it takes the G80’s lead, by our eyes. The tail end tapers towards a trunk lid turned up a little for a stylish appearance.
2019 Genesis G70 Interior
Inside, the G70 is awash in quilted leather and horizontal lines along the dash. Genesis hasn’t yet in-depth trim levels for the G70, however it’s most likely that even base models will use artificial hides with contrast stitching in several shades.
2019 Genesis G70 Engine
The 2.0-liter turbo-4 is the only way to obtain rear-wheel drive or a 6-speed manual (they need to come together), and the 3.3-liter comes standard with rear-wheel drive and an 8-speed with paddle shifters. All-wheel drive is readily available with both engines. Introduce control is basic on all models and while Genesis hasn’t defined performance figures, comparable powertrains in the Kia Stinger manage an added to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds with the turbo-4 and less than five seconds in the V-6.
2019 Genesis G70 Features
Some versions of the G70 will get a limited-slip differential for much better cornering and control, and uprated Brembos are available for much shorter stops. All G70s get front struts and a rear multi-link suspension setup tuned for a canyon workout.
Compared with the Stinger, the G70 is almost 3 inches much shorter in between the wheels and almost half a foot more compact, bumper to bumper. Compared to the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the G70 is sized within 2 inches in many measurements. (Eds: Splitting hairs or splitting heirs?).
Genesis hasn’t yet detailed exactly what features the 2019 G70 will have when it goes on sale later on this year, but a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, nappa leather, 19-inch wheels with summer tires, and uprated brakes are all on the options list. Active security features, 18-inch wheels, and Genesis’ concierge services are all most likely requirement.
2019 Genesis G70 Price
Genesis hasn’t yet revealed just how much the G70 will cost, however like the G80 and G90 before it, we expect it to damage rivals by thousands.