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2019 Genesis G70 Getting Manual Transmission in the US

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2019 Genesis G70 will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission in the U.S.

Fuel economy ratings from the EPA for the 2019 Genesis G70 have been released, and one of the powertrain options listed is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual. That powerplant is good for 252 horsepower, and it’s likely the G70 in the U.S. will be like its Canadian counterpart. In Canada, the manual transmission is only available on the 2.0T Sport trim, which includes a limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch wheels, while the cabin features a head-up display and 16-way power front seats.

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As for fuel economy, the manual transmission model returns 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway for a 22-mpg combined rating. The rear-wheel-drive model with the four-cylinder engine gets 22-mpg city, 30-mpg highway, and 25-mpg combined rating. The all-wheel-drive V6 version returns 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, resulting in a 20-mpg combined rating.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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