The first reviews of the new Genesis G70 have landed, giving us the first chance to find out if the new Korean 3-Series fighter is more than just a good-looking sedan.
Based on the same underpinnings with the Kia Stinger, the new Genesis G70 will be offered with either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 sending their power to the rear axle as standard. An all-wheel drive system is optional.
Base four-cylinder models offer 252hp and 260lb-ft (352 Nm) of peak torque and are paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. An optional six-speed manual is on offer, along with a slightly more powerful engine (255hp over 252hp) and a performance package that includes a unique sport exhaust system, high-performance Brembo brakes and more.
Models fitted with the V6 offer 365hp and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm) of peak torque and are paired exclusively to the eight-speed automatic transmission. A mechanical limited-slip differential is standard on the V6 and an option on the turbo-four models. Genesis reckons that a rear-driven G70 V6 can hit 60mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds.
Genesis wanted its first compact premium sedan to not just look good but also offer a proper engaging driving experience, along with a strong engine lineup. Add to that a rather long and impressive list of standard features and the new G70 sounds like a car established German brands should worry about.
Let’s see what Edmunds, Redline Reviews and The Straight Pipes have to say about the new Genesis G70 on the playlist linked below.