The Korean manufacturer is planning to expend its luxury sedan lineup with the new model. It is the 2018 Genesis G70. Firstly, the new model will make its premier in South Korea and after several months in North America.
The G70 model goes after the midsize G80 model and represents the third and the smallest model of the Genesis Company brand. Since the new full-sized G90 and the previous G80 has been recently revealed, now it is the right time for the Genesis G70. This subcompact sedan should appear with several cosmetic modifications, better equipment and changes under the hood. With expected improvements, the new Genesis G70 will easily compete against the luxurious and most popular compact sedans.
The main rivals of this new model will be: Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, BMW 3-series, Jaguar XE. Infiniti Q50, Mercedes-Benz C-class and so on.
2018 Genesis G70 powertrain and performance
It is not yet officially confirmed, but the 2018 Genesis G70 should have three types of engines under its hood. The first option will probably be the same engine which powers the G90 model. It is a 3.3-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged powertrain. This unit will be capable of delivering 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. It should be able to hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds which is not bad at all.
The second option could be a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine used in the Hyundai Sonata. This unit will have the output 245 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The last option is going to be a hybrid unit. It will be a combination of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine and an electric motor. The first on can make 154 horses and 140 pound-feet of torque while the electric has output of 67 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. So, all together it will be able to produce around 221 horses and 291 pound-feet of torque.
As for the transmission, the engine should be mated to either six-speed automatic or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Design of exterior and interior
2018 Genesis G70 will be underpinned with the same platform as the Stinger model. However, they won`t share anything else but the architecture. The exterior design of the G70 will be similar to the design of G80 and G90 models. The new Genesis will look very attractive, handsome and elegant. The front fascia will feature the large mesh grille and muscular hood. The headlamps are going to be thinner than before and equipped with LED lighting. Moreover, the front bumper will be revised too. On the rear, we will see slimmer taillights with new LED vertical bars.
Information about the interior of the 2018 Genesis G70 is still kept as a secret. However, we can guess that it will borrow some design cues from the G80. So, we will probably notice some nice wood details inside the cabin. The seats will most likely be upholstered in leather and Alcantara. Furthermore, it should receive, as well, many modern features and gadgets. We are sure that a new and larger touchscreen with navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay will occupy the center of the dashboard. Bluetooth, HD Radio, USB, SiriusXM, sound system are some of the standard equipment.
Release date and price
2018 Genesis G70 will be presented in the second half of 2017. Speaking of the price, the base model should start at around $30,000.