The upcoming 2019 Genesis G70 sedan will be a prime offering in 2018. The sporty look model is going to lock horn with popular rivals like BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Every major carmaker has a luxury sub-brand these days, at least the major players do! Nissan has Infiniti while Honda’s sister luxury brand is named Acura. Ford’s Lincoln is there and GM’s contender in luxury segment is Cadillac.
So, how long can Hyundai sit idle and let the German, British and Italian rivals have all the fun in the luxury car segment! After several years of planning, the South Korean carmaker is all set to launch its Genesis luxury sub-brand in a proper way.
2019 Genesis G70 – Sporty Appearance
Few manufacturers in the automobile industry took Hyundai seriously when it announced the upcoming Genesis sub-brand to take on luxury rivals like BMW and Audi. However, when top executives from BMW and VW flocked to Hyundai to design the new Genesis models things changed. The upcoming G70 sedan is Genesis’s major offering in compact luxury sedan segment and its third product.
The model will be launched in Australia along with rebranded Genesis G80. Since the new G70 sedan was co-developed with new Kia Stinger, there are some similarities. The design is macho and sleek with flashy LED elements. The 19-inch alloys make it look classy too. It will be sold in 3 trim levels.
The new 2019 Genesis G70 will be introduced with various colors like black, gray, beige, brown, and burgundy.
The cabin is thoughtfully designed with a fair amount of luxury and utility thrown in. Its trims get pleated leather and aluminum sits on door handles. The seats are wrapped in leather with diamond pattern stitching. The look is the classy bit not exactly on par with the sedans from Audi and BMW yet. However, the Lexus LS and Infiniti Q50 have reasons to worry. Space is adequate though three large sized adults may jostle for space in the rear row of seats.
Safety Details of the 2019 Genesis G70
The 2019 Genesis G70 will get adequate safety features though details are yet to be announced by the company. You can expect features such as AEB with pedestrian detection, reversing camera and adaptive cruise control. There will be several airbags in the cabin, as you can assume. Some more safety features that may be added are stability assistance systems, Forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and active safety control suite. We expect also a driver awareness warning and highway driving assist.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen is there to control infotainment system and is compatible with latest smartphones. Also, the 15 speaker sound system will be included too. Option for inductive phone charging may also be there. The new model will come with the smart posture control system. This system is first time introduced in the last year model Genesis G90.
2019 Genesis G70 – Engine Features
The 2019 Genesis G70 will get various types of engines. There will be three engines- as per the updates. A 2.0-liter engine with 248 HP output is there. You can also pick turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 which makes 365 HP.
The Australian and US model may get a different suspension and RWD or AWD. All engine from the list will be mated to an eight-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. The V6 is pretty powerful and it takes the sedan to 60 mph from 0 in only 4.7 seconds. The models will also get adaptive dampers and there are various drive modes. Ride quality is good and cabin noise is minimal.
Some markets will get different engines
According to rumors, there is a possibility that some markets will get a 2.2-liter diesel engine. If it turns out to be true then we can expect the maximum output of around 200 HP.
2019 Genesis G70 – Availability, Cost and Competitors
While the exact date of release is unclear the upcoming Genesis G70 will reach showrooms in the first quarter of 2018. The expected base trim price should be around $32.000.
The new 2019 Genesis G70 sedan gets great styling and decent engine options. It may not dethrone the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class. But the luxury sedan emerges as a good alternative to the Acura and Infiniti models. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming 2019 Genesis G70.