2020 Genesis G70

By Mauricio Lezcano / carsntravel.com / Photos Genesis Media Center

The 2020 Genesis G70 luxury sport sedan sets benchmarks and expectations in its class for the holistic integration of performance body strength, refined luxury and aerodynamic style.

The 2020 G70 showcases the direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity; Athletic elegance is represented in the exterior styling, as the car captures both beauty and tension, like an athlete poised to perform.

The long hood and short front overhang, elegant roofline and assertive multi-spoke alloy wheels combine to form a sleek, dynamic profile, subtly highlighted by dark chrome aero trim, a unique daylight opening and parabolic sidelines further express the unique design signatures of Genesis, displaying fast and dramatic energy with voluptuous forms and smooth surfaces.

From the front and side, the G70’s prominent crest-type grille, character lines extending from the hood emblem, and pronounced air intakes communicate the muscular performance that the car is capable of; Two distinctive linear LED DRLs on each side of the large crest grille are evocative of recent Genesis concept vehicles; In the rear, the LED combination lamps continue the quad lamp theme, while the raised trunk lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a poised character. The rear lamps, evolved from the G80, have been stretched to the end of the rear to convey a wide and dynamic stance.

Authenticity and attention to detail define the interior characteristic of G70. The first thing you notice about the interior of G70, upon entering, is its focus on providing an easy-to-understand, driver-centric experience. The cabin radiates luxury and sophistication while maintaining a sporty, refined aesthetic.

Soft-touch, high-quality materials line the cabin of G70. Genuine stitching adorns the top of the dashboard and is woven along the edge of the front console. Optional, authentic aluminum is applied liberally throughout the interior as trim for the doors and console, as well as to the pedals. The shift lever is wrapped in leather while the three-spoke steering wheel features standard perforated leather.

Special attention was paid to make the seats stand out from the competition. Unique among premium sport sedans is the availability of several types of quilted pattern, heated and ventilated seats covered in smooth, Nappa leather. Sport Quilting features a repeating diamond pattern on black seating surfaces, with a choice of gray or red contrast stitching. The calming pattern of the Luxury Quilting seats is available in both gray and black. A burgundy upper-dash finish is optional with the black Luxury Quilting.

The 2020 G70 also offers an unprecedented level of standard and optional interior features designed to enhance the in-car experience without taking focus away from the pleasure of driving. G70 comes standard with a 7-inch color LCD multi-information display located between the speedometer and tachometer, and a floating, 8-inch, wide-view display audio touchscreen is positioned atop the center stack. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are both standard as are Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. An integrated navigation system and Qi wireless charging are optional, as is a heads-up display and surround-view camera system for easy parking.

Designed to Perform
No matter the driving situation, G70 raises the bar for the luxury sport sedan segment, with a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds (3.3T RWD, using Launch Control) and a mechanical limited-slip differential, standard on 3.3T RWD and optional on 2.0T RWD. A multi-plate mechanical LSD is utilized in the G70 to enable, higher torque capacity, better handling control, and lower noise, vibration and harshness than other types of LSD. The G70s combination of mechanical LSD with available all-wheel drive is unique and provides sharper handling performance than competitive vehicles in the segment.

The standard, 8-speed automatic transmission offers rev-matching technology and gear-holding technology for tight corners. As an increasingly rare treat these days, a 6-speed manual transmission is available as an option on the 2.0L T 4-cylinder engines equipped with RWD. Manual transmission equipped G70s are offered in a comprehensive performance package that includes a more powerful engine with unique sport exhaust, high-performance Brembo brakes with enhanced performance pads and additional weight reduction measures.

With either engine, G70 is available with standard RWD or optional AWD, which actively distributes optimal traction forces between the rear and front wheels dependent upon the current driving circumstances and drive modes selected.

The G70 feels like a true luxury sedan, thanks to the straightforward design, premium interior amenities and superior comfort; To complete the total ownership experience, every G70 model comes standard with Genesis Connected Services. Advanced telematics include technology like Destination Search powered by Voice, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. With a complimentary three-year subscription, Genesis Connected Services further enhances assurance for drivers and passengers, with SOS Emergency & Automatic Collision Notification.

G70 2.0T is offered in six trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige, Dynamic, Sport and Sport M/T, while G70 3.3T variants are available in four trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige and Sport. Every G70 sedan comes standard with class-leading active and passive safety technology, refined interior appointments and driver focused features.


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Emilio Lezcano

Journalist - Editor - Photographer
Professional Race Car Driver