Genesis G70 review

Hyundai luxury brand’s UK launch continues with a rear-driven executive saloon

The primary inquiry with any type of brand-new model from a new brand name like Genesis inevitably is: what is it?

With the G70, Hyundai’s costs deluxe spin-off brand intends to take the fight to the BMW 3 Series and also Mercedes-Benz C-Class. So the short answer is ‘a portable executive public house’, yet it shows up that also Genesis itself has actually gone back and forth on what exactly it desires the G70 to be.

Thin, quad LED lights front and also back are a Genesis trademark, and a lot more distinctive than the pre-facelift car’s more traditional projector items. You will certainly require the Technology Load for these matrix LED headlights

You see, even though it is introduced as an all-new vehicle over below, it is in fact a facelift– albeit a pretty significant one– of the G70 that was presented in the United States in 2018. That was really clearly placed as the eager chauffeur’s option, also using the alternative of a hands-on transmission, which, specifically in the United States, still reveals you’re serious about attracting the driving enthusiast.

The trouble is, making a cars and truck with a vibrant chassis that attract the driving enthusiast is by no indicates an assurance of business success: simply ask Alfa Romeo as well as Jaguar exactly how the Giulia as well as XE are doing. As a result, Genesis’s other offerings in Europe, such as the GV80 SUV we road tested in September, have actually been placed directly in the deluxe edge.

As the G70 undertakes our full practice run, we ask whether it has the best deluxe to problem the C-Class or the poise to out-handle the 3 Collection, or undoubtedly whether it will be filed under ‘likeable also-rans’ with the Giulia and also XE.

The G70 line-up at a glimpse
Genesis does not do hybrids and plans to stick to petrol as well as diesel up until it can go fully electrical. Therefore, G70 purchasers can select between a 2.0-litre gasoline, which comes with 2 various power outputs, and also a 2.2-litre diesel. There are three trim levels, or ‘lines’: Costs, Deluxe and also Sport.

The low-output petroleum engine can only be had with Costs Line, while the higher-output petrol demands a minimum of High-end Line. All included the exact same in-house eight-speed torque-converter automated.