2019 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom

Genesis

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Genesis G70 (New)
STATUS: New for 2019 - In the luxury-car pecking order, the midsize G70 perches on the bottom rung, alongside such notables as the BMW 3-series, Jaguar XE and Infiniti G50. The G70's platform is based on the same one used to build the Kia Stinger hatchback (Kia is owned by Hyundai), except that it's been shortened by about three inches between the front and rear wheels. Base 2.0T versions are armed with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 3.3T comes with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 with 365 horses and 376 pound-feet of torque. According to Genesis, this engine can launch the G70 to 60 mph from rest in a rapid-fire 4.5 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard with either engine. Its rev-matching feature blips the throttle to smooth out the downshifts. A six-speed manual gearbox is available in the rear-wheel-drive 2.0. It's part of a Sport trim package that includes Brembo-brand brakes, limited-slip differential and alloy pedals. Ordering the stick shift Sport increases the turbo-I-4's horsepower rating to 255. Sport-trimmed G70s can also be had with the V-6 and all-wheel-drive. A complete array of active safety technologies is also part of the base G70's equipment.
Base price (incl. destination): $36,000
Type: Four-door midsize sedan
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged (252); 3.3-liter DOHC V-6, twin-turbocharged (365)
Transmissions: Eight-speed automatic; Six-speed manual (opt. FWD 2.0);
Drivetrain: Rear- /all-wheel-drive
Base MPG (city/highway/combined): 22/30/25 (RWD)
Base weight (lb.): 3,850