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Old 07-11-2018, 07:35 AM   #1
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Genesis is gearing up to launch the all-new G70 this summer and the company has finally released detailed specifications about the US-spec model.

Starting with the 2019 G70 Advanced 2.0T, the luxury sedan has a stylish and sporty exterior which features LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a leather-wrapped tilt / telescopic steering wheel, a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 12-way power driverís seat. The model also comes equipped with a proximity key, a push-button ignition and an 8-way power passengerís seat. Other highlights include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink connectivity, a 7-inch LCD display in the instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

On the safety front, the G70 has an assortment of driver assistance systems including forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic alert and smart cruise control with a stop and go function. The model also has high beam assist, a tire pressure monitoring system and a rearview camera with parking guidelines.



Moving up to the G70 Elite 2.0T rewards buyers with LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and front / rear parking sensors. The model also comes equipped with a sunroof, power-folding auto-dimming exterior mirrors and approach lights that display the Genesis logo.

The interior is more luxurious as it features leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum trim and a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system. Buyers will also find a power tilt / telescopic steering wheel, an integrated memory system for the seats and GPS navigation with free lifetime updates.

The G70 Prestige 2.0T packs on the high-end amenities as it has Nappa leather seats, a microfiber headliner and heated rear seats. Other highlights include a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger and a surround-view monitor.



Buyers looking for something more performance-oriented have two options. The first is the G70 Dynamic 2.0T which adds a limited-slip differential and 19-inch alloy wheels with summer tires.

The G70 Sport 2.0T goes even further as it has copper headlight bezels, tinted taillights and a dark chrome grille. Inside, there are alloy pedals and revised Nappa leather seats with ďsport quilting.Ē

While the G70 Sport 2.0T comes standard with an automatic transmission, opting for the six-speed manual adds additional performance equipment. Highlights include a sports exhaust system and a Brembo braking system.



The G70 Advanced 3.3T is largely identical to the G70 Elite 2.0T but it features additional equipment including a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential and a dual exhaust.

One step up is the G70 Elite 3.3T which adds rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors and a sunroof. The model also has a wireless smartphone charger and low beam assist.

The G70 Prestige 3.3T has Nappa leather seats, a microfiber headliner and heated rear seats. Thereís also a surround-view monitor and a head-up display.

Lastly, thereís the G70 Sport 3.3T which has the same styling features as the 2.0T model as well as an electronically controlled suspension.



2.0T models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 252 hp (188 kW / 255 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Customers can also opt for a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 which develops 365 hp (272 kW / 370 PS) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. Another option is the all-wheel drive system which is available on all models except the G70 2.0T Sport with the six-speed manual.

Genesis hasnít released pricing, but the G70 is expected to start around $32,000.






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Old 07-11-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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Hyundai needs to be very careful with their pricing on the 2.0T. If it’s in BMW 320i territory, then the masses may turn to the latter.

I, on the other hand, love how that car looks. I wish the Stinger came with the 6m option.
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the 2.0T is only 252HP? Thinking subaru legacy V6.. the G70 weighs a touch more (AWD).. seems like its going to be slug territory like the legacy.. only saving grace is a better transmission might help.
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Hyundai needs to be very careful with their pricing on the 2.0T. If itís in BMW 320i territory, then the masses may turn to the latter.

I, on the other hand, love how that car looks.
I wish the Stinger came with the 6m option.
Agreed,

I think the G70 looks soooo much better than the Stinger.


Oddly enough, I think I saw a pre-production one the other day just down the street from the Hyundai dealer. Dark green or maybe grey (it was overcast). At the time I let it go figured they had been released, but I think it may have been a pre-production or press car.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:33 PM   #5
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Alex posting video soon on this car, does very detailed reviews, highly recommend.
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Looks to be a rebadged Kia Stinger (same motor too). Also, looks good.
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the 2.0T is only 252HP? Thinking subaru legacy V6.. the G70 weighs a touch more (AWD).. seems like its going to be slug territory like the legacy.. only saving grace is a better transmission might help.
At least one reviewer of the Stinger 2.0T was pleasantly surprised at the performance - said it was a really good combination. The G70 2.0T should be slightly better performance, as it's a shorter & lighter car.
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Looks to be a rebadged Kia Stinger (same motor too). Also, looks good.
Because it mostly is


IIRC the G70 gets a proper trunk instead of the lift back on the Stinger.
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the 2.0T is only 252HP? Thinking subaru legacy V6.. the G70 weighs a touch more (AWD).. seems like its going to be slug territory like the legacy.. only saving grace is a better transmission might help.
Why does it need more power? Itís a low $30k car, on par with entry level 3 series and with the forced induction, likely faster than the legacy H6 with better mpg. Itís not a sports sedan and itís not targeted as a sporty saloon. Not every car that comes with a turbo needs 300+ horsepower.
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Because it mostly is


IIRC the G70 gets a proper trunk instead of the lift back on the Stinger.
The liftback, because it's very practical, attracts me to the Stinger.
Then, there's the longer wheelbase that provides a little more rear legroom for pesky passengers .
But, yeah, I agree, the G70 does look better than the Stinger; no hesitation there.
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250hp is more than adequate, particularly for the target market of this car.
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Why does it need more power? Itís a low $30k car, on par with entry level 3 series and with the forced induction, likely faster than the legacy H6 with better mpg. Itís not a sports sedan and itís not targeted as a sporty saloon. Not every car that comes with a turbo needs 300+ horsepower.
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250hp is more than adequate, particularly for the target market of this car.
I think the base model G70 2.0T 6mt is going to ring in north of 3,500lbs; the loaded awd model is going to come in at 3,9xxlbs.

It's not much horsepower hauling around a lot of weight if you want three pedals; as usual I'll continue to say the performance oriented engine should be available with 3-pedals, not just the economy focused/entry level model.

if Hyundai/Genesis cut some weight, it would be more attractive, but that's a fatty for a 2wd model with relatively little horsepower; granted every modern car is a fatty, but I'd rather have a fatty with a surplus of horsepower over a fatty with "good enough" horsepower.
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I like it, fantastic looking ride. I'm surprised Nissan/Infiniti isn't pitching a fit over the G naming scheme though.
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I think the base model G70 2.0T 6mt is going to ring in north of 3,500lbs; the loaded awd model is going to come in at 3,9xxlbs.

It's not much horsepower hauling around a lot of weight if you want three pedals; as usual I'll continue to say the performance oriented engine should be available with 3-pedals, not just the economy focused/entry level model.

if Hyundai/Genesis cut some weight, it would be more attractive, but that's a fatty for a 2wd model with relatively little horsepower; granted every modern car is a fatty, but I'd rather have a fatty with a surplus of horsepower over a fatty with "good enough" horsepower.
The BMW 320i x drive has what, 180hp and weighs 3500 pounds and that sells damn well. Youíre not the target market for this car, people seeking a ďperformanceĒ or ďsportĒ sedan will not be buying this car either. Your normal everyday Dick and Jane who want something a little bit nicer with a nice warranty will buy this.
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Yep,

30k and want a performance car?


Mustang.
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30k and want a performance car?


Mustang.
Exactly!!!
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The BMW 320i x drive has what, 180hp and weighs 3500 pounds and that sells damn well. You’re not the target market for this car, people seeking a “performance” or “sport” sedan will not be buying this car either. Your normal everyday Dick and Jane who want something a little bit nicer with a nice warranty will buy this.
Again, I don't know that people looking at entry level BMWs are going to look at "Genesis"

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When Ford adds a couple doors to the mustang, I'm all in.
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Again, I don't know that people looking at entry level BMWs are going to look at "Genesis"





When Ford adds a couple doors to the mustang, I'm all in.
Assume for sake of argument that youíre correct and no bottom barrel bmw buyers make the switch. There is the entire Accord market, Maxima, Passat, etc. 250hp is plenty for the target market.
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Assume for sake of argument that youíre correct and no bottom barrel bmw buyers make the switch. There is the entire Accord market, Maxima, Passat, etc. 250hp is plenty for the target market.
Alright, let's say it's competing with mid-size sedans - are those buyers going to be willing to part with the extra 5k for a different and relatively unknown brand, or are they going to stick with what they have been buying since selecting vanilla as their favorite flavor?

The G70 slots into a strange spot in the market; it's entry level trim is priced similarly to the above mentioned models top trims.

I guess if a gun was held to me head and I needed to pick a boring, slow mid-sized sedan, I'd pick the G70 I-4T 6mt over the Accord I-4T 6mt.

I've only ever owned one sedan in my lifetime and it was a "beater with a heater". I find them lacking compared to other body styles, but in a market where there is literally one wagon on the market with a manual (Golf Sportwagen), I have to look at sedans, since I won't buy a German car, or an FF.
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Alright, let's say it's competing with mid-size sedans - are those buyers going to be willing to part with the extra 5k for a different and relatively unknown brand, or are they going to stick with what they have been buying since selecting vanilla as their favorite flavor?

The G70 slots into a strange spot in the market; it's entry level trim is priced similarly to the above mentioned models top trims.

I guess if a gun was held to me head and I needed to pick a boring, slow mid-sized sedan, I'd pick the G70 I-4T 6mt over the Accord I-4T 6mt.

I've only ever owned one sedan in my lifetime and it was a "beater with a heater". I find them lacking compared to other body styles, but in a market where there is literally one wagon on the market with a manual (Golf Sportwagen), I have to look at sedans, since I won't buy a German car, or an FF.
Hyundai and Kia are not an unknown brand at this point and i've seen an enormous amount of Hyundai / Kia cars on the road. This would very easily compete with the Accord V6, Maxima and handful of other cars. Again, this car is not aimed at you or people in the same category as you. Most car buyers are not concerned with how quick / fast it is. Comfort, price, mpg, reliability, warranty and perceived value is what will factor into most buyers decision. I do think that the fully loaded version will have a damn difficult time moving as that price is supposed to be near $50k, I believe but the entry to mid level car should move just fine.
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Hyundai and Kia are not an unknown brand at this point and i've seen an enormous amount of Hyundai / Kia cars on the road. This would very easily compete with the Accord V6, Maxima and handful of other cars. Again, this car is not aimed at you or people in the same category as you. Most car buyers are not concerned with how quick / fast it is. Comfort, price, mpg, reliability, warranty and perceived value is what will factor into most buyers decision. I do think that the fully loaded version will have a damn difficult time moving as that price is supposed to be near $50k, I believe but the entry to mid level car should move just fine.
Genesis is a relatively new & unknown brand - yes it's an offshoot of Hyundai, but most normal people had no idea that scion was a Toyota offshoot and we saw how that went. if you want to go the Hyundai/Kia route, they have a stigma attached to them, especially in the reliability department, which is contrary to the Honda & Toyota offerings.

There is no car on the market in the category I want, so I have to look at other categories; but if manufacturers made cars specifically for me, they would go out of business.
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Hyundai and Kia are not an unknown brand at this point and i've seen an enormous amount of Hyundai / Kia cars on the road. This would very easily compete with the Accord V6, Maxima and handful of other cars. Again, this car is not aimed at you or people in the same category as you. Most car buyers are not concerned with how quick / fast it is. Comfort, price, mpg, reliability, warranty and perceived value is what will factor into most buyers decision. I do think that the fully loaded version will have a damn difficult time moving as that price is supposed to be near $50k, I believe but the entry to mid level car should move just fine.
...but this isn't a Hyundai or Kia, it is supposed to be the up-market brand.

"Comfort, price, mpg, reliability, warranty and perceived value is what will factor into most buyers decision." That is what Hyundai and Kia are for...
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Genesis is a relatively new & unknown brand - yes it's an offshoot of Hyundai, but most normal people had no idea that scion was a Toyota offshoot and we saw how that went. if you want to go the Hyundai/Kia route, they have a stigma attached to them, especially in the reliability department, which is contrary to the Honda & Toyota offerings.

There is no car on the market in the category I want, so I have to look at other categories; but if manufacturers made cars specifically for me, they would go out of business.
But Kia & Hyundai quality are going up, while Honda & Toyota are going down. I took my chance on Kia with my Sedona and I've been very happy.
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The new Genesis' released so far are really outstanding products. I wish Hyundai nothing but the best in their success, even if I secretly hope the resale on these stays as poor as the H-badged Genesis' for selfish reasons; these could be a phenomenal bargain in a few years.
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Stationed in Korea here. I will vouch that the G70 is a much better looking car than the stinger, more handsomer
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