2018 Genesis G70 is a new model in Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand. This new Genesis sport sedan arrives as a serious rival to the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes C-Class models. According to company announcements, the official promotion of the G70 is scheduled for September 15, 2017. Of course, South Koreans will have the first to get acquainted with this vehicle.
The arrival of the Genesis G70 is no surprise, nor a novelty. This model was announced at the very beginning of launching the idea of the Genesis luxury brand. Earlier, this model was announced and later confirmed by the first man Hyundai Motor America, Dave Zuchowski. The confirmation came in the form of the concept that announced the serial model. Namely, at the New York Motor Show in 2016, the Genesis New York Concept was introduced.
The 2018 Genesis G70 is the first ‘unique’ model of this brand. Specifically, this model has no predecessor, unlike the G80 and G90 models. Recall, the Genesis G80 is the successor to the Hyundai Genesis, while the Genesis G90 replaced the Hyundai Equus in the Hyundai-Genesis lineup.
KIA Stinger served as the basis for the development of the vehicle. However, the Genesis G70 and KIA Stinger have a completely different outer design. Also, the 2018 G70 is shorter than Stinger, and it also has a smaller weight.
For starters, the Genesis G70 2018 will be available with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. This ‘bigger’ engine will develop an incredible 365 horsepower. Both engines should be combined with 8-speed automatic transmission. Customers have been given the choice between a version with a RWD or AWD drive system.
Sometime later, a 2.2-liter diesel engine, as well as a hybrid version of the model, is expected to be offered. Some sources suggest that the basis of the hybrid model should be a 2.0-liter Gdi engine, while the total system power would be 245 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque.
Finally we should add that the G70 will get their “N” version. It is a top performance model and a special package of equipment. Namely, it is a super-sport version, which will be the BMW M3, Audi S4 and other “frizzed” models in the segment.
2018 Genesis G70 Design
For the time being, the smallest sedan in the Genesis lineup, the G70 is a luxury athlete, adorned with athletic elegance. The vehicle is characterized by a long hood, an impressive engine grille and a prominent front mudguard. The headlights are horizontally positioned. The same principle is evident in the rear light group, which is slim and elegant.
In accordance with the intention to offer luxury vehicles, under the GENESIS designation, Hyundai also prepared a decent interior for this sedan. It is distinguished by premium materials and luxury equipment with the latest technology. Also, the vehicle has a specially designed steering wheel, while the seat is superbly designed. There is also an advanced infotainment system, a LG color screen and a large number of conveniences.