Genesis G70

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Genesis G70
Genesis G70 front-side.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Genesis Motors
Production 2017–present
Model years 2018–present
Designer Peter Schreyer
Body and chassis
Class Compact executive car (D)
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
AWD layout
Related Kia Stinger
Powertrain
Engine 2.0 L Theta GDI turbo I4 (petrol)[1]
3.3 L Lambda GDI twin-turbo V6 (petrol)[1]
2.2 L R-Line CRDi VGT I4 (diesel)
Transmission 6-speed manual[2]
8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,835 mm (111.6 in)
Length 4,685 mm (184.4 in)
Width 1,850 mm (72.8 in)
Height 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Curb weight 1,595 kg (3,516.4 lb)-1,775 kg (3,913.2 lb)

The Genesis G70 (Korean: 제네시스 G70) is a 4-door compact executive sedan manufactured by the Korean luxury automaker Genesis, a subsidiary of Hyundai.

As an all-new nameplate, the G70 debuted on September 15, 2017, at a global launch event in Seoul's Olympic Park.[3] The G70 is Genesis Motors' third model and was designed to compete with vehicles such as the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Infiniti Q50. It is currently on sale in South Korea and is projected to join the U.S market in July of 2018.[4]

Design[edit]

The Genesis G70 has been under development for several years and was previewed by the Genesis New York Concept shown at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.[5] The design was penned by German auto designer Peter Schreyer, who is also responsible for designing the related Kia Stinger.[6] Development of the G70 took place at Hyundai Namyang R&D Center in Hwasung, South Korea.[3]

The exterior design shares cues from the other two Genesis models, the G80 and G90. The grille features Genesis' corporate design, with functional air intakes along the bottom and side.[7] The LED headlights operate with separate daytime running lights.[3] The rear has an athletic stance framed by LED taillights and dual-exhausts.[7]

The interior's center console is angled slightly towards the driver and is composed of soft-touch plastics, leather and real metal accents. The layout has three large knobs for the climate controls, an 8-inch touch screen, and a small electronic shifter.[7] Technology features include a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a heads-up display.[3]

Powertrain[edit]

The Genesis G70 is offered with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, a 3.3 liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.2 liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 199 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Genesis estimates that acceleration from zero to sixty-two miles per hour will take 4.7 seconds with the 3.3 liter V-6.[3] The transmission is either an 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual, which is only available on the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder model.[2] Buyers will be able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with the manual transmission coming only with rear-wheel drive.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genesis G70 faster, lighter than Kia Stinger GT". Motoring.com.au. 2017-04-14. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  2. ^ a b Silvestro, Brian (2018-03-09). "The 2019 Genesis G70 Is Getting a Six-Speed Manual". Road & Track. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Genesis Newsroom". www.genesisnewsusa.com. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ "2018 Genesis G70: First Drive". Road & Track. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  5. ^ Capparella, Joseph (2016-03-01). "Genesis New York Concept: Subdued-Looking Sports Sedan Previews an Upcoming 3-series Rival". Car & Driver. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  6. ^ Szymkowski, Sean (2017-04-18). "Genesis G70 to be faster, lighter than Kia Stinger GT". Motor Authority. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  7. ^ a b c "2019 Genesis G70 First Drive: From Seoul With Soul - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-12-06.

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