Genesis just released a glimpse of its updated 2022 G70, and except for some notable changes, it is the same as its 2018 version.
We experienced the greatness of Genesis G70 back in 2018, which had the potential to compete with big shot luxury sedans like BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.
The company recently revealed the look of its upcoming G70, and we have to say that it truly outdid itself on this one! The car is still the iconic G70, but the changes are significant.
For example, the new ‘Quad Lamps’ headlights are an interesting new addition, giving the G70 a meaner look.
The signature crest grille is now larger and placed lower than before. The taillights resemble the Genesis logo and complete the look to perfection. Under this LED taillight, there are two oval-shaped exhaust tips.
When looking at the sides, you’ll notice the turn signals have been replaced by side air extractors. The wheel designs have also been changed, and the trunk is slightly curvy now.
The infotainment system now comes with a 10.25″ screen and the exclusive Genesis UI system. Besides, Android Auto capability, Valet mode, and Apple CarPlay are all included with the reworked version of the G70. You can now even charge larger smartphones in the car, which is not to neglect with phones growing bigger and bigger every year.
It was to be expected, but, unfortunately, the manufacturer confirmed our doubts when it revealed the G70 would not be offered with a manual transmission anymore. Both engine variants will come equipped with an eight-speed automatic as the only gearbox option.
Also, the turbo 2.0-liter inline-four engine is no longer there; say welcome to Genesis’ new turbocharged 2.5-liter engine, also used in the GV80 and G80, producing 290 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
A twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 is rumored to replace the existing 3.3-liter engine, but the manufacturer hasn’t confirmed anything yet.
So far, there has been no official disclosure regarding its price. The new 2020 Genesis G70 is set to release in South Korea in October and is expected to arrive in the United States by 2021.