Genesis G70

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Genesis G70
Genesis G70 front-side.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
Production2017–present
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style4-door sedan
Layout
RelatedKia Stinger
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,835 mm (111.6 in)
Length4,685 mm (184.4 in)
Width1,850 mm (72.8 in)
Height1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Curb weight1,595–1,775 kg (3,516–3,913 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 Motor's third model and was designed to compete with vehicles such as the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Infiniti Q50. The Genesis G70 was named the 2019 North American Car of the Year.

Initial release (HS; 2017–present)[edit]

The Genesis G70 was under development for several years and was previewed by the Genesis New York Concept shown at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.[4] The design was penned by German auto designer Peter Schreyer, who is also responsible for designing the related Kia Stinger.[5] 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.[6] The LED headlights operate with separate daytime running lights.[3] The rear has an athletic stance framed by LED taillights and dual-exhausts.[6]

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.[6] Technology features include a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a heads-up display.[3]

Powertrain[edit]

Rear three-quarter view

The Genesis G70 is offered with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 252 hp (188 kW) and 260 lb⋅ft (353 N⋅m) of torque, a 3.3 liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb⋅ft (510 N⋅m) of torque, and a 2.2 liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine with 199 hp (148 kW) and 325 lb⋅ft (441 N⋅m) of torque. Genesis estimates that acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) 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 are able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with the manual transmission coming only with rear-wheel drive.[3]

Awards[edit]

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. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Szymkowski, Sean (2017-04-18). "Genesis G70 to be faster, lighter than Kia Stinger GT". Motor Authority. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  6. ^ a b c "2019 Genesis G70 First Drive: From Seoul With Soul - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 2017-09-25. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  7. ^ Lieberman, Jonny; Walker, William (November 27, 2018). "Genesis G70 is the 2019 Motor Trend Car of the Year". Motortrend.com. Motor Trend. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "2019 10Best Cars". Car and Driver. 2018-11-29. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  9. ^ "Genesis G70 Awarded as a 2019 Best New Car by Autotrader"". Autotrader.com. Autotrader. April 11, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "A Luxury Sport Sedan for all Seasons: Genesis G70 Recognized with Awards from Leading Media Associations". Genesisnewsusa.com. Genesis Motor. June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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