The 2019 Genesis G70 high-end compact sedan pitches the nascent Hyundai brand name 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 directly to the bed mattress. The G70 robs the Kia Stinger’s closet for parts and labor to deal with new rivals such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi on their own turf.
When it goes on sale later in 2018, the 2019 G70 will depend on a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 or 365-hp 3.3-liter turbocharged V-6 for motivation, coupled with an 8-speed automated with paddle shifters or a 6-speed handbook. 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 differences from the Stinger.
2019 Genesis G70 Design
The G70’s style follows carefully the larger G80, a minimum of in broad strokes. Exactly what’s new? The G70’s strongly formed lower front bumper, nose and front fenders look for the brand-new sedan’s performance qualifications. Open consumptions, 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 includes visual drama to the body of the small Genesis that finds out more “upstart” than “establishment.”.
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 toward a trunk cover 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 detailed trim levels for the G70, however it’s likely that even base models will wear artificial hides with contrast stitching in several shades.
2019 Genesis G70 Engine
The 2.0-liter turbo-4 is the only way to get 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. Launch control is standard on all models and while Genesis hasn’t specified performance figures, similar powertrains in the Kia Stinger manage a run up to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds with the turbo-4 and less than 5 seconds in the V-6.
2019 Genesis G70 Features
Some versions of the G70 will get a limited-slip differential for better cornering and control, and uprated Brembos are offered for much shorter stops. All G70s get front struts and a rear multi-link suspension setup tuned for a canyon exercise.
Compared with the Stinger, the G70 is almost 3 inches shorter in between the wheels and almost half a foot more compact, bumper to bumper. Compared with the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the G70 is sized within two inches in many dimensions. (Eds: Splitting hairs or splitting beneficiaries?).
Genesis hasn’t yet detailed exactly what features the 2019 G70 will have when it goes on sale later this year, however a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, nappa leather, 19-inch wheels with summer season tires, and uprated brakes are all on the choices list. Active security features, 18-inch wheels, and Genesis’ concierge services are all likely requirement.
2019 Genesis G70 Price
Genesis hasn’t yet announced how much the G70 will cost, however like the G80 and G90 before it, we expect it to damage rivals by thousands.