Genesis officially introduced the 2019 G70 luxury performance sedan to the U.S. market at the New York International Auto Show. G70 is the brand’s opening salvo in the highly competitive entry-level luxury segment, designed and engineered to offer driver-focused performance, refined luxury, advanced technology, and a world-class ownership experience.
G70 rounds out the Genesis brand’s sedan lineup, joining the G80, G80 Sport, and flagship G90, and the brand will continue to expand its product portfolio to all echelons of the luxury auto market. The performance-focused G70 has been tested in some of the world’s most challenging environments, including Death Valley, northern Sweden, and Germany’s vaunted Nürburgring Nordschleife, to ensure world-class driving dynamics and exceptional durability.
The G70 represents the future direction of the Genesis brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design signature. Its long hood and short overhangs, dynamic roofline, and high beltline characterize a sleek profile. In the side view, the parabolic character line displays kinetic form language with voluptuous curves and smooth surfaces. Like its sedan stablemates, the G70 features the Genesis Crest Grille with distinctive linear LED daytime-running lights.
In the U.S. market, G70 will be available with three powertrain configurations and five trim packages, ranging from the well-equipped Advanced to range-topping Sport. A choice of two engines will be available: a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four- cylinder, and a 365-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. An 8-speed, sport-tuned automatic with standard steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters is available with either engine. Respecting the segment’s sporting heritage and cadre of driving-oriented enthusiasts, Genesis will offer an optional 6-speed manual gearbox with the 2.0T RWD model. For easy access to maximum acceleration off the line, all automatic G70 models feature a launch control system.