Genesis G70 revealed – BMW 3-Series rival
The new Genesis G70 made official debut on September 15th at Seoul, South Korea. It is the most affordable car to come out of Hyundai’s luxury wing and will compete with the likes of BMW 3-series and Audi A4.
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Genesis G70 design- Exterior & Interior
The new Genesis G70 adopts the brand’s ‘Athletic Elegance’ design language and is sporty in appearance. The car is characterised by long front, slopping roofline, bright colours (compared to others in the Genesis line-up) and good dash-to-axle ratio. Its front looks good and gets Genesis’ signature front grille, sleek headlights and a muscular hood. Its sides and rear are even better, and looks aggressive. Features like panaromic sunroof, 10-spoke alloy wheels, twin exhaust ports and LED taillights can also be seen.
The G70 packs a whole host of active and passive safety features. Apart from the standard list, there are also pedestrian collision, highway-driving assist, forward-collision assist, blind-spot monitoring. driver-awareness warning and emergency braking.
The G70’s interior has a clean look and comes with a floating touchscreen infotainment system, horizontal aircon vents and three circular dials on the center console. It follows an all-black colour scheme but aluminium insert on the dials, gear selector and door pads helps break the monotony. The leather seats with diamond stitching improve the premium quotient of the car. There is also a dual tone black-white interior colour scheme available.
Genesis G70 engine & specs
The new G70 platform and engine options are similar to that of the Stinger. In Korea, the car is avaialble in two gasoline and one diesel engine option. They are a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 producing 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, a 2.0-liter inline four with 248 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and a 2.2-liter turbocharged inline-4 diesel with 200 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The 3.3L V6 has more oomph in it that some of the performance versions of its respective competition.
Genesis G70 price and release date
After its debut next week, the G70 will go on sale as a 2018 model in the US. Price will be slightly less than it German competition.
Up until recently Hyundai didn’t want to create a stand-alone luxury brand but once they did it, there came its own share of problems. Potential Genesis customers didn’t want their luxury car to be delivered from a Hyundai dealership, which was a problem as Genesis is yet to get some of their own. Hyundai has now began to reduce dealerships across the State to bring exclusivity. There are other problems too, not least of which is competing with the Germans, but the manufacture will be hoping to tide over all these with the new launch.