First Look: Genesis Reveals G70 Sedan
Genesis showed the Korean-market version of its G70 sedan at a recent event at the Hyundai-Genesis Design Center in Namyang. This will be the third sedan in the Genesis lineup, following the flagship G90 and midsize G80, and will eventually go on sale in the U.S. The version going on sale in Korea will come with three different engines: a turbocharged 3.3-liter gas V6, which powers the G70 Sport, a turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, and a diesel.
The G70 is designed to be a sports sedan, and this Korean-spec Genesis offers features such as launch control, dynamic torque vectoring, a mechanical limited-slip differential, multilink rear suspension, and rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering. The G70 also comes with the smart posture control system, first introduced on the Genesis G90. A 15-speaker Lexicon sound system is available, as is an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. It comes with the Genesis Active Safety Control suite of safety features, which includes forward collision avoidance assist, blind-spot collision warning, driver awareness warning, and highway driving assist.
Styling of the G70 is both elegant and athletic. As Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design, explained, “At Genesis, we shape fascination and desire with the passion, dedication and talent from our designers. We modulated all parameters from the Genesis DNA to tailor a sports sedan. This challenge required the highest skills and know-how. The G70 is designed to captivate all senses with its sensuous and tensioned muscular volumes.” The interior was made to be easy to use, with premium materials throughout.
Even though this sedan goes on sale in Korea in mid-September, we won't find out about U.S. specifications for the G70 until early 2018.