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Genesis G70 Compact Executive Sedan (1st-gen, Facelift)

Ext score 57%

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Product Overview

The facelifted 1st-gen Genesis G70 embraces the refined brand design language of the premium marque: Aligning with the existing Athletic Elegance design philosophy, it comes with lowered signature grille and Quad Lamps up front and Quad Lamp taillights at the back.
Inside, the driver-centric cockpit adds a new 10.25-inch infotainment system that features an exclusive Genesis UI design supporting the latest over-the-air (OTA, wifi update feature) wireless updates, Valet mode and CarPay.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful twin-turbo engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

Ext 57% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent handling
  • Decent handling
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Sleek styling
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lack of dynamic polish
  • Lacklustre engine and transmission
  • Not the best option in the compact executive class
  • Cramped backseat
  • Lack of manual gearbox
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Specifications

2.0T3.3T2.2D2.5T

Construction

Body StyleCompact executive sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1400 mm
Size | Length4685 mm
Size | Width1850 mm
Track Width | Front1596 mm w/ 18" wheels
Track Width | Rear1632 mm w/ 18" wheels
Wheelbase2835 mm

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h5.9 sec4.7 sec RWD, 5.0 sec AWD

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutRWD, AWD
Engine | Displacement2.0 L3.3 L2.2 L2.5 L
Engine | Power252 hp @ 6200 rpm365 hp @ 6000 rpm199 hp @ 3800 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Torque353 Nm @ 1400-4000 rpm510 Nm @ 1300-4500 rpm441 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm422 Nm @ 1650-4000 rpm
Engine | TypeI4, turbocharged (Theta GDI turbo)V6, turbocharged (Lambda GDI)I4, diesel (CRDi VGT)I4, turbocharged (Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi)
Fuel Capacity60 L
Transmission | Gears6-speed / 8-speed
Transmission | TypeManual / Automatic

Production

Debut2017-09-15
Facelift2020-09-08
Made InKorea

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Genesis G70 won’t shake things up either, but in the SUV era, you have to welcome the arrival of any new three-box saloon. Genesis Europe has some big names involved at present, including chief engineer Tyrone Johnson, chief creative officer Luc Donckerwolke and research-and-development boss Albert Biermann. The more traditional G70 is available only in turbo petrol and diesel flavours.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Lack of dynamic polish
  • No front driveshafts

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 42%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The G70 is a compact executive saloon designed to rival the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4 trio. It uses the same platform as the Kia Stinger and is available with two four-cylinder engines. The interior architecture isn't the same dazzling design as on the brand's other new cars. It's not a spectacular engine and transmission combination, perhaps a little exposed by the torque figure of only 353Nm.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Stylish looks
  • Decent handling and handling
Cons
  • Lacklustre engine and transmission
  • Not the best option in the compact executive class

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score 58%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The G70 is a decent drive, with a good blend of comfort and ability depending on what setting you're in. The steering is well weighted, precise and even delivers a modicum of connection to the road's surface. It's a shame the engine isn't livelier. Although it'll do 0-62mph in 6.1sec according to the official figures, it just doesn't feel all that quick on the road.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Cheap to buy
  • Lack of practicality

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Genesis G70's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is smooth and muscular. A quick steering ratio makes this car a joy to toss into corners. The G70 can be had with all-wheel drive, but locks you into the automatic transmission. The car's cabin is beautifully crafted.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Lack of manual gearbox
  • Cramped backseat

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Genesis G70 review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/genesis/g70. 2021-09-23. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
2. ^ New Genesis G70 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/genesis/g70/356109/new-genesis-g70-2021-review. 2021-09-22. Retrieved 2021-11-08.
3. ^ Genesis G70 (2021) review: making an executive decision. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/genesis/g70-saloon/. 2021-08-31. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
4. ^ 2020 Genesis G70 review: Damn good. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-genesis-g70-review/. 2020-04-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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