New Genesis G70 Revealed To Take On BMW 3-Series

New pictures of the 2018 Genesis G70 have surfaced online ahead of the car’s official unveiling later today.

Taken from a soon to be released promotional video, the images show the sedan will have a sporty front fascia with large air intakes and a prominent grille that is flanked by slender headlights. The dynamic styling continues further back as the car has front fender vents, aerodynamic side skirts, and a muscular shoulder line.

The rear looks pretty appealing too as the G70 has an integrated trunk spoiler and a sporty dual exhaust system. We can also see stylish taillights and a dark lower rear fascia.

Set to compete with the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class, the G70 will ride on the same rear-wheel platform that underpins the Kia Stinger. However, officials have already confirmed the model will be shorter and lighter than its corporate counterpart and this should help to give the G70 a performance edge.

Engine options are expected to be shared between the two models and the images confirm this particular car has a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine. It produces 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque in the Stinger. The engine should be joined by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 255 hp (190 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. Both engines will be connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

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Update: Genesis has officially revealed the G70. Read all the juicy details here

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  • baofe

    There are obvious cues taken from other cars but it does look sharp as a whole. The only problem I see is the Stinger.

    • BlackPegasus

      I agree that cues are there from other premium cars but I don’t see the Kia Stinger in its design. Did I misunderstand your comment?

      • Mike Sinyaboot

        I think baofe might be suggesting that the Stinger will be the G70s main competitor and may be more desirable. While I do think the G70 looks good, I prefer the Stinger. I will taking the Stinger for a test drive as soon as it is available. If it drives well and looks as good in person as it does in photos, I will most likely be trading in my 16′ S3 for a blue Stinger GT. Even though the G70 is attractive and has the same Stinger running gear, it is not a car I would consider. There is something about the Stinger, especially the GT model, that really sets it apart from its competition. The closest competitor is the Audi S5 Sportback. A fully optioned Stinger GT is expected to be around $50,000 while a similarly optioned S5 Sportback is around $70,00. In my opinion, the Stinger GT is better looking.

      • baofe

        Yes. I meant that one of the problems the G70 will have is that the Stringer exist.

      • mas921

        everybody sees everything in every car….see the trend?

  • Bob

    My oh my! Well hello there!

  • Good looking car, but man, what a rip-off

  • Leconte Dave

    Thats a big mouth

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Looks beautiful than many premium rival but taillights so ugly

    • PulloGorko102

      Taillights look decent to me, I hope the rear turn signal though is amber/yellow.

      • Matt

        Why would you want that?

        • PulloGorko102

          Why not? Turn signals being yellow/amber prevent people from hitting me from behind as they will know I’m making a lane change on the highway. I hate, and I repeat hate red turn signals.

          • Matt

            Oh I get what you mean. I thought you wanted orange lenses which look a bit 90’s.

            I live in a country which doesn’t allow red turn signals, so that didn’t cross my mind.


    only better than Infiniti Q50

  • Mind Synthetic

    what a pos, blunt and boring design, hell an infinity looks better, and they are hideous by default. rear end is a cross between an honda and an old merc. typical “kteam” design

    • seriously

      boring? a pos? youve never driven the car and can only see it low quality gray scale images and your synthetic is already trashing it…do us all a favor…1. stfu, 2. go sit down 3. pick up a book. 4 learn to spell 5. finally repeat step 1 and 2 again.

      • Gregory Cassanova

        lol! Well I think it looks pretty decent but these black and white images don’t do it justice so will wait for the high res officials

      • Mind Synthetic

        aww, hurt your feelings? can say what i want, this is internet, can misspell all i want not my fist language.

    • Cool guy

      This is a typical kteam design, they are korean???

    • Sebastian

      I respect your ignorant comment, but u should learn more about the “kteam” design team before talking. They have a former Audi/Volkswagen designer, a former Bugatti designer and a former Lamborghini designer working on their team.
      Now you know Hyundai and Genesis don’t copy other car’s design.

      • Mind Synthetic

        ignorant or not, its my opinion i dont intend to change it. so they left for money, means so called designer weren’t valued enough that VW group didnt persuade him to stay. Bugatti isnt exactly a looker, i would respect the man more if he was the chef engineer not a doodler.

    • john1168

      I can understand you don’t like it and that’s fine. But boring? How is it boring? What would you have liked to see considering it’s a 4 door sport sedan?

  • BlackPegasus

    I see cues from the current C-class and the Infiniti Q50.
    …..and that’s a good thing in my view.

    Genesis just needs a dedicated dealership to get me even remotely interested. After being spoiled by Lexus’s dealership networks, I won’t accept anything less. I’ll be patiently waiting Genesis 👌🏽

    • seriously

      this car looks nothing like any of the cars you mentioned; there isnt a car that looks exactly like this anything thats not one of the established 399 a month lease deal German cars and these people claim theyre being copied go have a seat.

    • PulloGorko102

      100% agree that Genesis needs its own Dealership. I think we will see that by 2020 when they have released more cars/suvs.

    • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Wow! I just seen your comment and we both said the same thing!

  • Allen

    I’m surprised no one noticed the rear looks distinctively like the BMW 1-Series Coupe and Mercedes S-Class.

  • ediotsavant

    Generic design.

  • KidRed

    Damn. I see BMW and Infiniti and a little Mercedes in the rear but damn if it doesn’t all come together nicely.

  • Nordschleife

    The rear 3/4 reminds me of the first gen Infiniti M45. But save for those Hyundai Elantra/Sonata-esque fog lights, this is a winner to me. Great job Genesis.

    • SmartAss💁🏾‍♂️

      tail lamp design

  • PulloGorko102

    I know people here prefer the Stinger, I like the Stinger too, but I am digging and liking the G70 more. It will be my next car and my first new car. All my other cars have been old cars 🙂 good to be graduating soon.

  • TB


  • PulloGorko102

    I personally see C-class in the rear design the car looks amazing though. I hope that the interior is just as good.

  • Sébastien

    That Hyundai grille … just no, what’s the point in having a Premium brand if it’s to keep mainstream styling cues.×355.png

    • PulloGorko102

      Toyota is doing the same thing. Camry grille has replicated the Lexus spindle grill for a little over 2 years now.


  • ctk4949

    Geeez, I really wanted to leave Hyundai. Was planning to get a Giulia, XE, or 4-series. But now with the G70 and Stinger. Toooooooo many choices!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • enthusia

    very sleek, i love it! can’t wait to see what the interior will look like.

  • supermanuel

    I like this a lot, unexpectedly. I’d have thought the first goal for this car is to be considered a viable alternative to the Lexus IS /Infiniti Q50 offerings. Stylistically, I think it looks like it is trying to compete with those cars rather than anything German, American or British but that’s not a bad thing. It does compete with the IS/Q50. If it’s any good to drive and has a special enough interior it could be a major embarrassment for Nissan’s Infiniti division.

  • Six_Tymes

    I hope they produce a better car than the 3 and 4 series. I very much dislike the over weight large size. M3 E46 was best

  • Merc1

    Holy shite. It’s gorgeous. Need to see the interior.


  • DM

    I actually like the rear, it’s very different to any other competing sedan. The front is too reminscing of an Infiniti, while the side profile reeks of BMW. The back doors say Acura TLX. It looks nice but it lacks a true identity. Mercedes, Audis and BMWs have something that makes them distinct, while the Genesis brand still lacks that characteristic that is unique to it.

    • supermanuel

      Agreed, but it’s somehow greater than the sum of it’s parts.

  • Jp
  • no25

    “take on BMW 3-Series” and the CClass (eventually mentioned), IS, A4, XE, ATS… I swear y’all gotta stop acting like BMW owns every segment. There are far better choices than the 3 Series. Anyways, it looks decent. I don’t care for what’s happening underneath the grille. Seems messy. Maybe it’s the photos.

  • mas921

    them blind people in the comments, it looks *nothing* like a C-class or a infiniti! well its has 4 doors, LED rear lights and a grill…. get over it.


  • Honda NSX-R

    Very nice

  • An Existing Person

    It’s quite clear that there are obvious design cues from other cars. It’s very Infiniti-like, which isn’t a bad thing, in fact, it’s a great thing because that means it looks good. I expect no less from the interior. While I don’t see this taking much sales from the Germans, the Japanese and surely the Americans have their work cut out for them. Overall, great job to Genesis.

  • atomiccow

    I’m very satisfied with the design as a whole. It has a very simple and clean sides panels, like it’s German counterparts, which are defined through the typical strong belt line. I’m glad they avoided too much German inspiration on the front and used tall vertical vents instead large horizontal ones. I guess they couldn’t follow the Stinger too closely without cutting into their own market so they left this car to be the conservative alternative to the Stinger. Still I hope Genesis makes good on their earlier statements that the brand saw no reason establish a “brand signature design language” (ie. start photocopying). This design design still seems to be more more informed by the G90 and G80 than what I was thinking.

  • klowik

    It looks a bit like Infiniti + Audi. It’s definitely refreshing again the likes of German cars.

  • Research Janitor

    10 years too late.

  • Paul S.

    I dont know, I like it just for existing. More than the Lexus IS for sure. More than the new Acura. But seems a touch overdone or something, derivative ,trying not to be. Maybe I’m nitpicking That grill is out of control, kinda cool actually, maybe the most audacious thing about it… but how chrome-y is it? Cant tell. A big chrome-y grill doesn’t sound good. Wish it was simpler, but it seems to have really good proportions, better than most, not as good as some. At least it’s trying. Ha.

  • ctk4949
  • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I see a mixture of Infiniti Q50 in the front and Mercedes-Benz C-class in the rear, but wow! I am liking what Genesis is doing with its vehicles and its design. Their ambition is taking the American brands and showing them what to do with luxury cars. I might become a Genesis loyalist.

  • c3vzn

    On pure looks inside and out they’ve outdone Acura, Lexus and Infiniti who have been at it for a very long time. They need to step up their game in this segment.

    • PulloGorko102

      I was watching videos of it on YouTube and the release video as well. The interior looks amazing. I don’t know if it beats the Lexus IS interior, but it definitely beats Acura and Infiniti hands down. It is on a similar level to the BMW interior and it’s better than the C class interior, but the Audi A4 interior is class leader.

  • Ron

    No thanks. Its still a Hyundai.

  • Dariush

    that 2 series back… so uninspired

  • S3XY

    Looks like a Kia from the front and a Mercedes CLS from the rear. Lol