Genesis G70 Makes Its Middle East Debut At The Dubai Motor Show

Genesis have brought their premium compact sedan, the G70, to the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, prior to its launch in the local market early next year.

Nothing much has changed compared to the G70 offered in other markets, apart from the fact that the 2.0-liter inline-four diesel, which makes 204 PS (201 HP) and 439 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, won’t be available in the Middle East.

Thus, the G70’s lineup will consist of two turbocharged gasoline engines: a 2.0-liter unit rated at 252 PS (248 HP) and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque, and a 3.3-liter V6 with 370 PS (365 HP) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft). The V6 variant helps the G70 Sport sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).

Genesis promises an enhanced experience that comes courtesy of the multi-link rear suspension, mechanical limited slip differential, dynamic torque vectoring and Launch Control.

These are joined by what the company calls “an unparalleled suite of advanced driver assist systems”, such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking and Driver Awareness Warning integrated into the Genesis Active Safety Control package.

The list of equipment is generous and, depending on the selected trim level, includes an 8-inch touchscreen display that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, and a 15-speaker premium sound system from Lexicon, among others.


  • Zandit75

    Someone needs to show the photos of these executives to Stephan “The Suit” Winkelmann.
    This is how you dress, and wear a suit for the special events.
    Edit: Don’t pay attention to the guy in the light grey suit and sneakers. That’s just wrong!

  • klowik

    The mesh grills looks cheesy, likewise on the tail light.

  • Alter Ego

    Best looking Genesis imo


  • pcurve

    I was thrilled to hear that they use REAL aluminum for the aluminum trim inside. finally. while entry level Germans are going in opposite direction.

    • Enter Ranting

      There’s nothing upscale about fake materials. Why don’t carmakers get that?

  • DevPunk

    Isn’t that the rear of an Infiniti Q60 with a BMW flair? Kudos for trying.

    • Infinite1

      I don’t see Infiniti, I just see BMW in the rear

  • AstonMartin

    Genesis is a brand to watch and on the rise along with Volvo/Polestar and to a lesser degree Mazda that’s being held back by funds however makes amazing concepts. JLR, my top brand (along with MB), was in rebuild mode five years ago and look at them now. The G70 should help Genesis make a strong run in its respective segment.

    • Infinite1


    • Enter Ranting

      Once Genesis settles on a distinctive design language, they’re going to kill it. The G90 and G80 interiors are at least as nice as anything from the Germans, except maybe Audi (which is slipping), and they absolutely slay anything from Cadillac. I’d choose a Genesis WAY before anything from Lexus.

      • AstonMartin

        I agree with your statement about developing a distinctive design language. Genesis has amassed a dream team of veteran designers, engineers and executives from the top premium auto manufacturers in the world however their work has yet to be displayed in production form. The current line-up was all green-lit approved years ago. Genesis interiors are adequate however the next generation refresh will take them to that revered next level. The G80 and G90 both share a distinctive exterior look that can turn heads. Both Cadillac and Lexus have been a disappointment in recent years. I expected so much more from Cadillac with its management reorganization and shift to NYC resulting in the gorgeous Escala concept (least we forget the incredible Elmiraj and all of the prior concepts). They just can’t seem to get out of the gate and take those amazing concepts to production. The CT6 is nice however, the V Edition is the only variant that stirs the soul and its pricey. Lastly, Lexus (and Infiniti) has appeared lost over the years. I’ve owned and supported the Lexus brand however the new design language (polarizing grille) and recognizable quality decline have impacted the brand. The bold all new LS is very nice, but again its priced high making Genesis value-add appealing within each of the segments it competes. That quality to value ratio is something neither BMW, Audi nor MB can touch and the disparity will grow wider as Genesis comes into their own. As a sidebar, going into 2018, my selections for brands on top are Mercedes Benz and Jaguar Land Rover. Both understand the premium marketplace and have in turn responded with appealing production models.

  • Infinite1

    I’m impressed by how far Hyundai has come; the interior looks really upscale and completely different from any Hyundai. Glad that Genesis stands on it’s own as a luxury brand. Genesis is a brand to pay attention to

  • nauticalone

    Looking very good here Genesis…well done! Keep it up and Genesis is sure to do well.

  • Karl

    Nice Infiniti you got there Genesis!