We already covered what Genesis stands for in the introduction of Genesis G80. So this car maker is still in its infancy. But in the next few years, this South Korean manufacturer will enrich the lineup with more models. One of those is the Genesis G70. The info about this particular model is scarce, there are spy photos of this upcoming model. This is the smaller than the mid-sized G80. There are also other things that we know about 2018 Genesis G70.
We must say first that high luxury level is easily achievable when you have a model with large dimensions. The new model will certainly be a test whether or not will genesis achieve to maintain luxury level when the car goes down in size. The model will be a rival to BMW 3-Series, but at this moment it is unknown will Genesis emphasize a sportier character or high-level comfort.
2018 Genesis G70 – Design
We could see a glimpse of the new model when Genesis chief designer Peter Schreyer introduced Genesis Hybrid Sport Sedan concept at New York Auto Show. It is truly a masterpiece but anyone who hoped that this is what production car will look like is in for a disappointment. But they should not despair too much since some key elements will carry over to 2018 Genesis G70. For instance, even with the heavy camo, we can see a large mesh grille similar to the concepts. But other than that, all other items have a more standard design. There are no thin headlights and ducktail decklid. Also, rear lights are more common. But we can see large wheels and “fat” dual exhaust pipes. So it is a clear indication that more interesting things are on the inside.
Note: Image of Genesis Hybrid Sport Sedan concept
2018 Genesis G70 – Powertrain
We weren’t thinking about interior since we don’t have even the glimpse of the interior look. We implied on what’s under the hood. The hybrid concept came with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine connected to the electric motor. In combination, they produce modest 242 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Although this should be enough for the entry model, the number on the price tag wouldn’t be in line for the base. Since Hyundai wants to be taken seriously, we can expect more a 4-cylinder turbo.
Not only that, but there is a strong belief that 2018 Genesis G70 might also come with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. It is the engine that was borrowed from G90 for new Sport trim for the G80. In this particular model, the engine produces 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, which engine finds its place under the hood, it will come with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Genesis G70 – Price And Rivals
We won’t talk about safety, but if we point that G80 received Top Safety Pick+, we don’t think that there will be any problem with G70 regarding this matter. The new model will arrive in the first or second quarter of 2017. It’s too early to talk about price. But have in mind that Genesis wants to be competitive with the ones like Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Jaguar XE, Infiniti Q50, Mercedes-Benz C-class, and Volvo S60. It’s the group that has more or less a well-established place in luxury car segment. So the starting price should be somewhat more than $30.000.