2024 Genesis G70 Gets 300-HP Base Engine, Standard Brembos

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

The smallest sedan Genesis sells now has the most powerful base engine in the class.

Genesis on Thursday announced a round of updates for its G70 compact sport sedan. The big news is a new base engine, aligning the car with the rest of the Genesis family by offering more standard horsepower.

The 2.5-liter turbocharged four cylinder is not a new offering: it's in everything else Genesis currently sells outside of EVs and its G90 flagship. In the G70 it even makes the same 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque it does elsewhere, funnelling that power through an eight-speed automatic. That's almost a 20-percent increase over before. As standard that power flows to the rear wheels; AWD is optional in the US, and standard in Canada.

Two new exterior colors mark out the '24: Vatna Grey and Kawah Blue, inspired by "the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and Indonesia," respectively. Inside, buyers have the choice of new two-tone cabin designs.

Comfort and convenience upgrades include a frameless rearview mirror, USB-C charge ports, and a digital key. The latter works with NFC tech, and is available on both Apple and Android phones. Owners can share their key through messages, and revoke access with an app. There are also new front center and rear side airbags.

The updates to the G70 come after earlier rumors suggested it would bow out this year. After all, the mechanically similar Kia Stinger is doing just that. Curiously, when both cars saw facelifts two years ago, only the Stinger adopted the 2.5-liter four-cylinder the G70 now boasts. The 3.3-liter V6 continues on.

Expect more details on precise trims and availability for the 2024 Genesis G70 before the end of the year.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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