2020 Genesis G70 Revealed
The Genesis G70 sedan was revised with a major visual redesign and technical changes. The entrance point to the premium brand of the Hyundai Group, which made its debut in international markets such as the US in 2017, is a direct competitor to the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, and the Mercedes C-class.
The 2020 Genesis G70 underwent a mid-life re-design. External tweaks are most important on the front end, where a new hexagonal grille incorporates sleek, quad-headlight LED strips to replace the more traditional clusters.
Furthering the “athletic” design redesign is a new side profile in which a more purposeful air duct closer to the front wheel replaces the L-shaped chrome-wing trim.
At the back, two LED strips on either side replace the single unit lights, mirroring the front. In addition to new wheel styles, a new hybrid mesh-and-body-color diffuser-style rear bumper completes the redesign.
Within, Genesis says the updates “leverage a driver-centered architecture with enhanced technology, resembling a fighter jet cockpit.” Lead among these is the launch of a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen with a fresh user interface that supports wireless app updates, Google CarPlay, and a redesigned mobile charger.
In international markets, the outgoing version of the sedan gets several powertrain options. The petrol line-up comprises a 252hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 370hp, 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 unit. Even some markets get a 2.2-liter diesel engine with 202hp. Both powertrains come with the choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, with an automatic 8-speed gearbox as standard, though an optional 6-speed manual gearbox is also available to the entry-level petrol.
In the coming weeks, specifics of any changes to the engine line-up and other information on the upgraded G70 will be released. In addition, earlier this year, an estate variant of the G70 was also spotted testing on European roads.
Genesis said the 2020 Genesis G70 would go on sale in October 2020 in South Korea. Hyundai is also mulling over a Genesis brand launch in India, though the luxury arm is expected to debut with an SUV in our market, given the body style’s popularity. The forthcoming Genesis GV70 SUV, based on Hyundai Tucson’s next-gen, is likely to be India’s launch vehicle for the company.