Hyundai’s foray into the luxury car market started some three years ago, with the launch of Genesis as a separate entity.
Their lineup includes the G90 full-size luxury car and the G80 executive sedan. But more crucially, the Korean newcomer is now challenging the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the 2019 Genesis G70, in the United States and other markets.
Sharing its platform with the Kia Stinger, the premium compact sports sedan has a sleek design, with a large grille at the front, a sporty profile and taillights that remind might remind some of certain Mercedes-Benz models (that would be the CLA).
Occupants get to sit on real leather, with contrast stitching, and just about every surface they touch is covered in either leather or high quality plastic. The infotainment comes straight from the rest of Hyundai’s and Kia’s modern vehicles, but it does add smartphone connectivity.
Consumer Reports found the Genesis G70 to be an appealing ride, adding that the Korean brand tops some of their charts, going as far as saying that it surpasses some of its rivals in different chapters.
Not everything’s perfect with the G70, because space on the rear bench for taller passengers isn’t sufficient, but then again, this is quite common in this segment.
But is this the only flaw? To find out, you’ll need to watch the video that follows, with the promise that CR will buy their own G70 and give more feedback about it as they put miles on the clock.