|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car (D)|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
2.0 L Theta GDI turbo I4 (petrol)|
3.3 L Lambda GDI twin-turbo V6 (petrol)
2.2 L R-Line CRDi VGT I4 (diesel)
|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)|
As an all-new nameplate, the G70 debuted on September 15, 2017, at a global launch event in Seoul's Olympic Park. 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.
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. The design was penned by German auto designer Peter Schreyer, who is also responsible for designing the related Kia Stinger. Development of the G70 took place at Hyundai Namyang R&D Center in Hwasung, South Korea.
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. The LED headlights operate with separate daytime running lights. The rear has an athletic stance framed by LED taillights and dual-exhausts.
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. Technology features include a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a heads-up display.
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. 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. Buyers will be able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with the manual transmission coming only with rear-wheel drive.
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