The Genesis G70 (Korean: 제네시스 G70) is a four-door compact executive sedan manufactured by the Korean luxury automaker Genesis, which is owned by Hyundai Motor Company.

Genesis G70 (IK)
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Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor (Hyundai)
ProductionSeptember 2017 – present
Model years2018–present (Middle East)
2019–present (North America)
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan
DesignerPeter Schreyer (pre-facelift)
Luc Donckerwolke (facelift)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style
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 weight
  • 1,595–1,740 kg (3,516–3,836 lb) (2.0T)
  • 1,690–1,838 kg (3,726–4,052 lb) (2.2D)
  • 1,705–1,795 kg (3,759–3,957 lb) (3.3T)
  • 1,650–1,875 kg (3,638–4,134 lb) (shooting brake)

As an all-new nameplate, the G70 debuted on September 15, 2017, at a global launch event in Seoul's Olympic Park.[5] The G70 is Genesis Motor's third model and was designed to compete with compact executive and entry-level luxury saloons/sedans. The Genesis G70 was named the 2019 North American Car of the Year.

OverviewEdit

Genesis G70 2.0T (pre-facelift)
Interior

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.[6] The design was penned by German auto designer Peter Schreyer, who is also responsible for designing the related Kia Stinger.[7] Development of the G70 took place at Hyundai Namyang R&D Center in Hwasung, South Korea.[5]

The exterior design shares cues from the other two Genesis models, the G80 and the G90. The grille features Genesis' corporate design, with functional air intakes along the bottom and side.[8] The LED headlights operate with separate daytime running lights.[5] The rear has an athletic stance framed by LED taillights and dual-exhausts.[8]

The interior's center console is constructed out of soft-touch plastics, leather & genuine metal accents that are angled slightly towards the driver. The layout has three large knobs for the climate controls, an eight-inch touch screen, and a small electronic shifter.[8] Technology features include a 15-speaker 660W Lexicon audio system, 8-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto support and a heads-up display.[5] Quilted leather seats and generous touches of brushed aluminum and stainless steel create an environment rich beyond the G70's price tag.[9]

Yearly changesEdit

Genesis G70 3.3T (pre-facelift)

2019Edit

Changes include making the Electronic parking brakes standard across all trims plus offering an optional electric power trunk. A 12.3 inch 3D gauge cluster is also an option in the South Korean market for the 3.3T equipped G70.

2020Edit

Changes include offering the 12.3-inch 3D gauge cluster as an option to the 2.0T model as well plus making it an option to other export markets as well. A new carbon fiber package is optional in South Korea as well which includes outside mirrors and other interior trims.

Facelift (2020)Edit

Facelift

On September 8, 2020, Genesis announced a facelift G70 that went on sale in South Korea on October 20, 2020. The facelift incorporates some of the new Genesis design cues from the Genesis GV80 and second generation G80 which includes a new front bumper, grille, headlights, rear bumper and taillights. Interior changes include an optional 10.25 inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. Whereas the changes were generally well-received in the North American market, the changes were polarizing in the Korean market. There were many evaluations that the design of the previous model was better, and in particular, the tail lights were criticized for looking forcibly inserted.

The facelift G70 was released as a 2022 model in the United States, where the optional manual transmission was also discontinued.[10]

G70 Shooting Brake (2021)Edit

 
Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

In May 2021, Genesis introduced a station wagon version of the G70 specifically for European markets, called the Shooting Brake. The rear end has undergone the biggest changes, where the roof is longer and slightly sloping. The trunk space is slightly larger than the sedan. Powertrain options are either a 2.0L turbocharged Theta II gasoline engine or a 2.2L R II diesel engine, both of which are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Interior and exterior images of the G70 Shooting Brake were unveiled on May 12, 2021.[11]

The G70 Shooting Brake went on sale in Europe in the second half of 2021.[12][13] In South Korea, it was officially released on June 27, 2022.[14] The models are included in the Gasoline 2.0 Turbo Premium and Gasoline 2.0 Turbo Sport Package. It expands the open area by moving the trunk junction forward based on the appearance of the existing G70 model. 4:2:4 seats and 465 liters of basic trunk space were applied, securing a maximum loading space of 1,535 liters. It is equipped with 10 airbag systems, front collision prevention assistance, rear-seat passenger notification, and lane maintenance assistance. In addition 10.25-inch display, Genesis Carpay, and voice recognition vehicle control technology are applied.[15]

PowertrainEdit

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 LSD equipped 3.3 liter V-6 RWD model.[5] 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.[4] Buyers are able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with the manual transmission coming only with rear-wheel drive.[5]

Starting with the 2022 model year, the manual transmission is no longer offered.[16]

G70[17][18]
Model Years Transmission Power/rpm Torque/rpm Acceleration
0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
(official)
Top Speed
Gasoline
Theta II 2.0 T-GDi 2021–present 8-speed automatic 197 PS (145 kW; 194 hp) at 4,500–6,200 rpm 36 kg⋅m (353 N⋅m; 260 lbf⋅ft) at 1,450–3,500 rpm 8.8 s (RWD) 224 km/h (139 mph)
245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 6,200 rpm 6.1 s (RWD)
6.6 s (AWD)
240 km/h (149 mph)
2017–2020 6-speed manual 255 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) at 6,200 rpm 36 kg⋅m (353 N⋅m; 260 lbf⋅ft) at 1,400–4,000 rpm
2017–present 8-speed automatic 252 PS (185 kW; 249 hp) at 6,200 rpm[19]
255 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) at 6,200 rpm[20]
5.9 s (RWD) 240 km/h (149 mph)
Lambda II 3.3 T-GDi 2017–present 370 PS (272 kW; 365 hp) at 6,000 rpm[21] 52 kg⋅m (510 N⋅m; 376 lbf⋅ft) at 1,300–4,500 rpm 4.7 s (RWD)
5.0 s (AWD)
240 km/h (149 mph)[22]
270 km/h (168 mph)[23]
2020–present 373 PS (274 kW; 368 hp) at 6,000 rpm[24]
Diesel
R II 2.2 CRDi 2017–2021 8-speed automatic 202 PS (149 kW; 199 hp) at 3,800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–2,750 rpm 7.4 s (RWD)
7.9 s (AWD)
230 km/h (143 mph)
G70 Shooting Brake[25][26]
Model Years Transmission Power/rpm Torque/rpm Acceleration
0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
(official)
Top Speed
Gasoline
Theta II 2.0 T-GDi 2021–present 8-speed automatic 197 PS (145 kW; 194 hp) at 4,500–6,200 rpm 36 kg⋅m (353 N⋅m; 260 lbf⋅ft) at 1,450–3,500 rpm 9.3 s (RWD) 218 km/h (135 mph)
245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp) at 6,200 rpm 6.4 s (RWD)
6.9 s (AWD)
235 km/h (146 mph)
2022–present 252 PS (185 kW; 249 hp) at 6,200 rpm 36 kg⋅m (353 N⋅m; 260 lbf⋅ft) at 1,400–4,000 rpm
Diesel
R II 2.2 CRDi 2021–present 8-speed automatic 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) at 3,800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) at 1,750–2,750 rpm 7.7 s (RWD)
8.2 s (AWD)
225 km/h (140 mph)

SafetyEdit

IIHS:[27]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good[a]

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, five door shooting brake variant on a registration from 2021:[28]

Test[29] Score Points
Overall:       132.4
Adult occupant: 89% 34
Child occupant: 87% 43
Pedestrian: 76% 41.3
Safety assist: 88% 14.1

AwardsEdit

  • Best Luxury Sedan for 2019 – Ruedas ESPN (10/18)[30]
  • 2019 Car of the Year – MotorTrend (11/18)[31]
  • 10Best list – Car and Driver (11/18)[32]
  • Best Deluxe Car – Hispanic Motor Press (11/18)[33]
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick + (12/18)[34]
  • North American Car of the YearDetroit Auto Show (01/19)[35][36]
  • 2019 Car of the Year – AutoGuide (01/19)[37]
  • Shift Award – 2019 Vehicle of the Year – Roadshow by CNET (01/19)[38]
  • Overall Best of 2019 – Cars.com (02/19)[39]
  • 2019 Driver's Choice – Best Luxury Car – MotorWeek (02/19)[40]
  • 2019 Sport Sedan of the Year – Esquire (03/19)[41]
  • 2019 Best New Car – Autotrader (04/19)[42]
  • 2019 Sedan of the Year – Popular Mechanics (04/19)[43]
  • 2019 Best New Car – Luxury Sedan – Good Housekeeping (04/19)[44]
  • 2019 10 Best Interior – Ward's Auto (05/19)[45]
  • 2019 Best Panoramic Sunroof Sedan – Southern Automotive Media Association's (05/19)[46]
  • 2019 Best Winter Sedan – New England Motor Press Association (05/19)[46]
  • 2020 Best New Family Car Award Winner – Luxury Sedan – Good Housekeeping (04/20)[47]

SalesEdit

Year South Korea[48] United States Canada Global[48]
2017 44 2,195
2018 14,417 409 967 28,216
2019 16,975 11,901 1,119 28,181
2020 7,910 9,436 1,173[49] 16,248
2021 7,429 10,718 1,160 19,937

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Strength-to-weight ratio: 5.53

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