2019 Genesis G70 Heads to the US this Summer with a Manual Transmission


Genesis has officially introduced the 2019 G70 that is heading to the U.S. at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

The luxury performance sedan will go on sale this summer with a choice of either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. The four-cylinder mill offers 252 horsepower, while the V6 packs a punch with 365 hp. Rear-wheel drive is standard for both models, while all-wheel drive is available as an option. Both engines offer an eight-speed automatic transmission, but the 2.0T RWD model has an optional six-speed manual transmission.

Representing the future direction of the Genesis brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language, the Genesis G70 features a long hood and short overhangs, a dynamic roofline, and a high beltline. Like other models in the Genesis lineup, the G70 features the Genesis Crest Grille with distinctive linear LED daytime running lights.

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Inside, there’s a driver-focused cockpit featuring genuine brushed aluminum surfaces, quilted Nappa leather seats, stainless steel speaker grilles, and premium stitched soft-touch surfaces throughout the cabin. Buyers can opt for a 15-speaker Lexicon high-fidelity audio system with QuantumLogic surround-processing technology.

As expected in the segment, the G70 offers standard active- and passive-safety equipment such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Driver Attention Warning.

When it arrives dealerships this summer, it will be available in eight exterior colors: Victoria Black, Casablanca White, Himalayan Grey, Santiago Silver, Adriatic Blue, Mallorca Blue, Havana Red, and Siberian Ice. Look for pricing to be announced closer to the G70’s launch.

“The G70’s U.S. debut is a very important milestone for Genesis,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, global head of the Genesis Brand. “The G70 is all about the driver’s experience. We look forward to how our youngest and most dynamic sedan will connect with our clientele through refined performance and athletic elegant design.”

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