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The Genesis G70 (Korean: 제네시스 G70) is a 4-door compact executive sedan manufactured by the Korean luxury automaker Genesis, a subsidiary of Hyundai.

Genesis G70
Genesis G70 front-side.jpg
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style4-door sedan
RelatedKia Stinger
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)

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

Rear three-quarter view

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]


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]



  1. ^ a b "Genesis G70 faster, lighter than Kia Stinger GT". 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". 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". 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. 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". Genesis Motor. June 4, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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