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2018 Genesis G70 revealed… faster than Stinger GT

The 2018 Genesis G70 has been revealed at the Hyundai Genesis Design Centre today and will go on-sale in Korea later this month.

THE GENESIS G70 has been revealed in Korea ahead of its on-sale in that country later this month. It was unveiled at the Hyundai Genesis Design Centre within the Namyang R&D Centre, with Dr Woong-Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group.

“The Genesis G70 is the latest demonstration of our dedication to delivering innovative, customer-oriented vehicles,” said Vice Chairman Yang. “We will continue to focus our R&D efforts on the development and expansion of the Genesis brand. It is a great point of pride to have Genesis showcase what a true luxury brand of Korean origin can present to our customers.”

The G70 will be available with three different engines, a 3.3-litre V6 twin- turbo petrol, 2.0-litre turbo petrol (185-188kW and 353Nm) and 2.2-litre diesel (149kW and 441Nm). The 3.3-litre V6 twin-turbo (272kW and 510Nm) propels the G70 to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds, only a few ticks behind the new Audi RS4, and quicker than its sibling, the Kia Stinger GT which will do it in 4.9 seconds.

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Dynamic performance features include:

  • Launch Control – maximizes power control during acceleration
  • Rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) and multi-link rear suspension – provides precise handling and ride comfort
  • Dynamic torque vectoring system – improves vehicle cornering control
  • Mechanical limited slip differential (M-LSD) – allows safe driving capabilities in low friction road conditions such as rain, snow and ice

The G70 also features high levels of advanced driver assist systems such as Highway Driving Assist (HDA), best-in-class safety with nine standard airbags and active hood function, and a high level of connectivity with server-based voice recognition technology, using Kakao’s artificial intelligence platform.

The G70 marks the completion of Genesis sedan line-up and the brand said it will now start adding SUVs to its lineup, and potentially alternative powertrains. Genesis plans to roll out new products by 2021 with a total of six models expected to feature in its product portfolio.

Luc Donckerwolke, Head of Genesis Design, said, “At Genesis, we shape fascination and desire with the passion, dedication and talent from our designers. We modulated all parameters from the Genesis DNA to tailor a sports sedan. This challenge required the highest skills and know-how. The G70 is designed to captivate all senses with its sensuous and tensioned muscular volumes.”

The G70 underwent testing around the world including Death Valley (U.S.), northern Sweden, the Nürburgring (Germany) and the Alps (Austria). And, as Practical Motoring has reported previously, local ride and handling work on the G70 has already been completed


3 Comments

  1. Hawk
    September 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    Looks a bit uglier than the concept and leaked pictures (blue one on reddit)…guess it’s all in the angles and maybe it looks better in person

    • Azmodan
      September 16, 2017 at 3:20 am — Reply

      I agree, a bit disappointing IMO, Stinger looks better at least in pictures.

      Seats look to have too small a side bolsters and the diamond stitching looks crap

  2. Frank Kirk
    October 15, 2017 at 10:39 am — Reply

    If only you could make a Frankenstein car … pick some bits from the Stinger and other bits from the G70 – as a start …
    Stinger front grill, seats, rear exhaust pipes, and after market exhaust option …
    G70 bonnet and front wheel arch panels …
    De-badge either/both for that “clean” look …

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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.