Genesis G70 Offers A New 3D Digital Instrument Cluster In South Korea

The highly anticipated Genesis G70 went on sale in the United States last month, but the model is now entering its second year in South Korea.

While a local launch usually isn’t too exciting, the Korean-spec G70 will now be available with the world’s first 12.3-inch 3D instrument cluster. Genesis says the system monitors the eyes of the driver and uses a stereoscopic screen to display 3D effects without the need for glasses.

The digital instrument cluster offers three different 3D themes called modern, space and edge. It also looks significantly more high-tech than the standard instrument cluster which has two traditional gauges that are separated by a 7-inch LCD display.

The system appears to be available exclusively on the range-topping G70 3.3T Sports Prestige, but it’s possible that it could eventually be offered on lower end variants and in other markets.

While 3D technology has been offered on everything from smartphones to televisions, it hasn’t really managed to catch on. However, Genesis says the system improves “information technology performance” as well as convenience.

The fact that drivers don’t need to wear glasses to see the effects is noteworthy, but it remains unclear if drivers actually care about 3D technology. As of right now, the display seems a bit gimmicky but interesting.

Thankfully, drivers who don’t want to use the 3D display don’t have to. The G70 apparently has a setting which will convert the display to a more traditional 2D setup.

In the United States, the 2019 G70 starts at $34,900 and is available with two different engines. Base models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 252 hp (188 kW / 255 PS) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. Higher end variants offer a more powerful twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 that develops 365 hp (272 kW / 370 PS) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque.

  • Jerry Stigliano

    I love it. I’m sick of boring gauges and I’m not a Cadillac owner, so this is a fun setup. I loved digital clusters of the ’80s and ’90s when they were oh-so gimmicky (the Beretta, Somerset Riviera and Toronado optional clusters come to mind – and I was enthralled with all of them). What’s next, the return of the power antenna? Oh God I’d love it!

    • Bill Nguyen

      Hopefully they’ll have 3D HUDs soon with AR graphics… They could point out cars in the dark, highlight pedestrians, show you the name of streets, or do something cool like add speed trails to other cars hehe.

      • Mike anonymous

        Kind on like in (my favorite Mission Impossible film, right behind the original..) Mission Impossible 4 “Ghost Protocol”.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b78deff75c8479f34dd9fd1b054daf26f60e2201fb65017a57015d2ec8c63c3.gif

        • Bill Nguyen

          Oh cool, I’ve never seen that movie (I hate Tom Cruise lol), but that looks cool. Looks like an i8, does the real i8 have a cool HUD like that I wonder?

          • Mike anonymous

            Ah, sigh. No unfortunately it does not. In-fact this actually isn’t an i8. The vehicle in this film is the 2008 “BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept” (which was actually more of a ‘4 door coupe’ only it had ‘2 doors’ the the proportions of a supercar. You could actually fit 2 adults into the rear seats comfortably even though it was a supercar).

            The world was pretty excited about this vehicle back then, as it was actually spied in prototype camo with production parts (testing in real world conditions) (shown below)

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cf4ac2cd3022de372a0b463529c028dfc80984be4ddc4b1657a8434a4703fa5.jpg

            I don’t know 100% what exactly happened, but I guess they decided to turn this into the 2011 BMW i8 Concept, (which later turned into the i8 we know today). But we could have had this, and I personally would have preferred this over the i8.


            Also I don’t really ‘hate’ anyone, but if you can bare Tom for a little bit you should give this film (or at least the first film “MI;1” if anything a look if you haven’t already) a look. Jean Reno is in the first one, if you don’t want to watch it for cruise, watch it for Jean Reno… I like Jean Reno.

          • Mike anonymous

            Ah, sigh. No unfortunately it does not. In-fact this actually isn’t an i8. The vehicle in this film is the 2008 “BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept” (which was actually more of a ‘4 door coupe’ only it had ‘2 doors’ the the proportions of a supercar. You could actually fit 2 adults into the rear seats comfortably even though it was a supercar).

            The world was pretty excited about this vehicle back then, as it was actually spied in prototype camo with production parts (testing in real world conditions) (shown below). Maybe it would have had an HUD like the one in the film, I am not sure.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cf4ac2cd3022de372a0b463529c028dfc80984be4ddc4b1657a8434a4703fa5.jpg

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/215324dd518cd0ec33964ed4c2ad54a5866d484c78b6fa0815fea67f41b7158a.jpg

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3874df28618629f6808dcb1ad5f4c1922b29e8bba21400e0924d23ee911760b.jpg

            I don’t know 100% what exactly happened, but I guess they decided to turn this into the 2011 BMW i8 Concept, (which later turned into the i8 we know today). But we could have had this, and I personally would have preferred this over the i8 (and the current i8 does not have a cool HUD like this unfortunately).

            Also I don’t really ‘hate’ anyone, but if you can bare Tom for a little bit you should give this film (or at least the first film “MI-1” if anything a look if you haven’t already) a look. Jean Reno is in the first one, if you don’t want to watch it for cruise, watch it for Jean Reno… I like Jean Reno.

            In fact (and although I still think you should check out this film or preferably MI-1),.. just check out films with Jean Reno, he’s a great actor (Leon The Professional, The Big Blue, MI-1, etc). I will withhold before I start talking (for hours on end) about films, this is an automotive website after all.
            Again give the films a watch if they ever peak your interest.

          • Bill Nguyen

            Ah, thanks for the info. I seem to recall that concept car, just seemed to forget about it over time.
            And I don’t really hate Tom Cruise hehe. Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Dark Crystal; I’ve enjoyed quite a few of his films! I’ll check out the recent MI movies sometime. I have actually seen MI and MI:2. Part two is hilarious, just something about the camera angles and music cracks me up.

          • Knotmyrealname

            Maybe the testing was being done for the film? Dunno.

          • Mike anonymous

            I would agree with the theory, but I feel as though it may have been separate, Because even the show-floor models actually worked. They had full specifications, and everything. BMW even stated they were going to actually build a production version (but then that never came and later we got the 2011 i8 concept).

          • Mike anonymous

            I feel as though everyone ‘hates’ MI-2, but I actually really liked it has some pretty cool moments, the soundtrack was also kind of cool (the type of stuff you want, but know you probably shouldn’t listen to while driving). I thought the use of the doves as a means of visual ‘eco-location’ was cool. Looking back you do get some laughs from the film, but in 2000 it would have fit “the new millennium” style perfectly. It does have it’s “MI-moments” though. What I learned from that film though was that I REALLY wanted a motorcycle.

            (I personally have not seen MI-6 yet, but (until I do) I would personally say just to stop once you get to 4, (unless you want to keep going).)

            …Also… Jean Reno (lol)

            OH!, and something really interesting I just found out while looking back at the 2009 BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept: It turns out the HUD from the film actually WAS in the car, (Which is pretty cool).

        • Bill Nguyen

          I know this is from ages ago, but I finally decided to watch all the Mission Impossible movies… In reverse order! I know, I’m weird. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy Ghost Protocol as much as the others, but I loved the two most recent ones, Fallout and Rogue Nation. Also, I’m in love with Rebecca Ferguson lol. Anyway, thanks for the advice man.

  • kachuks

    Can we get pornhub on that?

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    ..holy… O_O

    <3

  • EL CHAPO

    Pend my shit already

  • Honda NSX-R

    Interesting

  • TheBelltower

    The 1980s are back!

  • eb110americana

    Having some less 2D looking bezels would be cool. I wonder if the gauges look weird to the passenger when the driver moves their head.

  • Knotmyrealname

    The gauges don’t match the car. They look like they belong in some riced-up Lancer.

  • john1168

    I like it! Bring it to the US! I wonder if the Stinger will get similar gauges in the near future?

  • Will it play Nintendo 3DS games?

  • Dude

    That sounds awesome be it seems like it might be distracting or headache-inducing for some drivers.

  • Larry Qualls

    Please make this for Genesis only for now. They have to do some exclusive things to make that line seem special. I really want that line to succeed.

  • nellydesign

    The 3D effect is done with a dual layer LCD. Basically a transparent LCD on top of another LCD. It’s actually very convincing.

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