Mark the imminent arrival of the Genesis G70
It is the most driver-centric car you will come across in today's times.
After allowing people innumerable opportunities to show their renders of the facelifted G70 sedan, Hyundai has finally released shots of the G70 finally allaying all the doubts and ideas we had of its new design. Admittedly, it emulates the qualities of its bigger brethren, the G80 and the flagship G90. It also looks somewhat similar to these renderings.
Coming as a potential threat to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4, the G70 casts a strong impression in first glance. Every crease, exterior detailing reeks of opulence which is just what the insatiable buyers want. The Crest grille has expanded in size for a menacing stance. The split headlights, characteristic of every Genesis model except the G90 have also been tweaked for a wedged shape. The hunkered down stance makes it more athletic and those diamond-cut 5-spoke wheels ode to that. Genesis hasn't fiddled with the rear and for a nice and sensible reason. It looked great. The only things to spot here is the split taillamp design, bigger oval exhausts and a colossal diffuser for an aggressive ocular impression.
At a time where every manufacturer is hustling to install humongous infotainment systems in their cars, Genesis gleefully thinks otherwise. The interior of the G70 is the most driver-focussed one I have seen in recent times falling only behind BMW in that trend. There are a few buttons to experience the tactile feel of the knurled finish given. The quality appears to be top notch with the door pads and lining seeming to be decoupaged in diamond quilted leather. The press images released show dual-tone combination of violet and black which enhances the ambiance of the interior. A 10.25" infotainment system is present to offer you features such as reverse parking camera with sensors, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and even CarPay. It can even receive Over-The-Air (OTA) updates to keep the car updated with the latest software. Though it has a classic design, it ensures that it offers modern features to pamper the driver while he lay cocooned in the comfy seats.
The precursor came with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that churned out 252 hp and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque, a 3.3-litre turbo-V6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm) of torque and also the tried and tested 2.2-litre turbo-diesel mill with 194 hp and 441 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. As diesels are being ditched by most manufacturers, it is unlikely if that would make it to most markets. Expect Genesis to make good use of these petrol engines and even a hybrid or electric engine as that is what the future is, until the brand reveals more information.