By: Fedora Atjeh | September 17, 2017
The Hyundai group is more than Hyundai and Kia, at least in its automotive branch, there is also Genesis. This brand was expressly created in 2015 to position itself in the luxury subsegment, in the manner of Lexus (Toyota) or Infiniti (Nissan). Soon, Genesis introduced the G90, a saloon destined to be the Mercedes S-Class of the Korean group. Then came the Genesis G80 - previously known as Hyundai Genesis-, but now comes the real strong plate of Genesis, the G70.
The Genesis G70 is the Korean response to the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. And this is the vehicle with which Genesis wants to position itself in the front row of premium saloon segment.
Aesthetically, the Genesis G70 meets the standards of the segment (imposing calender, sculpted sides, etc), without becoming an impersonal design. Anyway, it will always be a subjective matter.
The Genesis G70 measures 4.68 m long with a wheelbase of 2.83 m and is presented with a range of three engines, two petrol and one diesel. In gasoline we find a 4-cylinder 2.0 turbo of 250 hp and a 3.3-liter V6 of 365 hp, while in diesel is a 4-cylinder 2.2-liter turbocharged 200 hp.
As for transmissions, Genesis speaks of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, as well as active torque distribution and a mechanical self-locking option. However, there is no mention of the possibility of a manual change, while the first photos only teach us an automatic change. Everything indicates that it will be the automatic change of eight relations of the Kia Stinger GT.
While I was reluctant to look for reasonable looks in the exterior design (something almost inevitable nowadays in almost all brands), I must admit that the interior has a certain air to BMW (multimedia screen, central tunnel). It's a problem? For nothing, there are worse designs to be inspired.
The Genesis G70 will hit the Korean market this year and then land in the United States in 2018. And in Europe? For now, we will still not see the Genesis for the old continent. However, we can partially enjoy what the Genesis G70 offers thanks to the Kia Stinger GT, with which it shares platform, engines and transmission.