24 June, 2019 – The new, first generation Genesis G70 sports sedan combines refined performance and advanced technology, with design that captures the concept of Athletic Elegance and an all-inclusive luxury ownership experience.
The new Genesis G70 is offered with a choice of two powertrains, with three model grades for each.
The potent, efficient turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder G70 versions are available in 2.0T, dynamic 2.0T Sport, and ultra-luxurious 2.0T Ultimate grades.
And powerhouse 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 G70 versions are offered in dynamic 3.3T Sport, ultra-luxurious 3.3T Ultimate, and the 3.3T Ultimate Sport, which combines the features of Ultimate with Sport styling.
The $59,300 G70 2.0T opens the range, featuring Australian tuned suspension, seven airbags, the Genesis Active Safety Control suite of advanced driver assistance systems, Genesis Connected Services, a Smart Boot with hands-free opening, and a 7.0-inch instrument cluster TFT-LCD display.
G70 2.0T also features 12-way powered and heated front seats, tyre pressure monitoring, an 8.0-inch multimedia unit featuring satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio and Apple CarPlay™/ Android™ Auto, dual-zone climate control, and wireless (Qi standard) phone charging.
Sport versions add a Brembo brake package with four-piston and two-piston rear calipers, 19-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 high-performance tyres, a mechanical limited-slip differential, Sport exterior and interior styling elements, and sport instrumentation.
Ultimate versions are upgraded with Nappa leather trim, air ventilated front seats with a 16-way driver’s seat adjustment, a driver position memory system, heated outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power-adjustable steering column.
G70 Ultimate also features a Head-Up Display, a Surround View Monitor, an Adaptive Front-Lighting System, 15-speaker Lexicon® by Harman premium audio, and a Panorama Sunroof.
G70 3.3T variants feature Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS), a Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering rack, and Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control (DTVC).
To add a touch of personalisation, the G70 2.0T, 2.0T Sport and 3.3T Sport variants are also available with an optional Panorama Sunroof.
G70 Model Range
Supporting the luxury, capability and design excellence of the cars is a second-to-none customer experience, with the emphasis on ultimate convenience and extraordinary service.
In today’s world, time is the ultimate luxury.
The Genesis To You concierge service gives customers their time back, by providing an effortless, stress-free purchase and ownership experience, incorporating:
- A test-drive home-delivery service
- Industry-first online build and order with haggle-free, fixed pricing
- Concierge pick-up and delivery for scheduled servicing, with a complimentary courtesy car
- A convenient handover delivery service for new purchases
- And an expanding network of Genesis Studios, that deliver a premium customer experience
In addition, an all-inclusive ownership proposition gives G70 customers a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, five year/50,000 kilometre complimentary scheduled servicing, five year 24/7 roadside assist, five year map updates and a five-year subscription to Genesis Connected Services and the exclusive ‘Genesis To You’ valet service.
“Technology, ultra-luxury and high-performance align in our all-new G70 sports sedan,” Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President, Global head of the Genesis Brand said.
“The first-generation G70 ushers in new and appealing offering in the medium luxury segment, with the unique customer benefits of our Genesis To You concierge services and an all-inclusive ownership experience,” he said.
GENESIS G70: FEATURES OVERVIEW
A powerful and efficient 2.0-litre direct fuel injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 179kW and 353Nm, paired with a refined eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels, is the standard powertrain for the G70 sports sedan.
A 3.3-litre direct fuel injection, twin-turbocharged V6 producing 272kW and 510Nm is also offered, for those truly high-performance focused customers, and is also teamed with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive.
A Drive Mode system lets the driver select from Smart, Eco, Comfort, Sport and Custom settings.
The Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS) is standard in G70 3.3T variants and incorporates Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) and Electronic Control Suspension (ECS), the latter utilising continuously variable dampers with the ability to intelligently adjust compression and rebound forces up to 100 times per second.
Genesis G70 features an Australian-specific chassis tune, which includes suspension and steering settings, developed over thousands of kilometres of local testing on a range of surfaces, including urban roads, highways, mountain passes and gravel country roads.
The G70’s local Australian tuning builds on extensive global testing, from the R&D centre in Namyang, Korea, to Germany’s infamous Nurburgring and the temperature extremes of Death Valley in the United States and Arjeplog in Sweden.
G70’s standard Genesis Active Safety Control suite includes Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection and lane-change oncoming function, and High Beam Assist systems.
There are also Lane Keeping Assist with line/road-edge functions, a Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning system and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, as well as a Surround View Monitor (Ultimate models only), Forward/Reverse Parking Distance Warning, a Rear View Monitor with parking guidance, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Seven airbags as standard complete an exceptionally safe package, incorporating:
- Driver and front passenger airbags
- Driver and front passenger side (thorax & pelvis) airbags
- A driver knee airbag
- And side curtain (full length) airbags
A horizontal layout heightens the sense of space in the cabin, while the presentation of the driver-oriented large touchscreen multimedia interface and climate control system is intuitive and appealing.
Soft touch materials feature throughout the cabin, and the application of aluminium and stainless steel trims, suede, and Nappa leather upholstery create a sense of occasion in the Genesis G70.
G70 is offered with a large range of choice in nine exterior colours, with six different interior colours to choose from, allowing each customer to personalise the G70 to suit their individual preferences.
GENESIS G70: IN DETAIL
G70 is offered with a choice of two powerful and efficient powertrains. The 2.0T variants will be offered with a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine, producing smooth 179kW and a potent 353Nm.
Technologies such as Turbo-Gasoline Direct injection (T-GDi) with the Dual-Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) reduce fuel consumption and emissions and to improve engine power and throttle response.
A single, twin-scroll turbocharger is complemented by a Variable intake-Charge Motion system (VCM) to provide efficient performance at low engine speeds.
The Euro 5 emissions compliant 2.0 T-GDi is calibrated to run on 95 RON premium unleaded petrol and uses 8.7L/100km on the official combined cycle.
For performance-oriented customers, G70 is also offered with a powerful 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine developing 272kW and 510Nm.
The 3.3T engine features Turbo-Gasoline Direct injection (T-GDi) and Dual-Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) to maximize fuel efficiency and provide crisp responsiveness.
The twin, single-scroll turbochargers provide efficient performance at low engine speeds and the Tuned Intake System (TIS) also improves low rpm torque to the benefit of fuel efficiency and engine performance.
Both the 3.3 T-GDi and 2.0 T-GDi engines feature clever technologies such as an electronically operated coolant thermostat and an electronically controlled turbocharger wastegate actuator, in additional 3.3 T-GDi engines also feature an electronically operated variable oil pump.
The Euro 5 emissions compliant 3.3 T-GDi is calibrated to run on 95 RON premium unleaded petrol and uses 10.2L/100km on the official combined cycle.
An Eco Coasting function featured in all 3.3T variants, when active, and at speeds between 55 and 160km/h, improves G70’s fuel efficiency by coasting in neutral in the ‘Eco’ and ‘Smart’ Drive Modes.
In every G70 variant, a lightweight aluminium, in-house developed 8-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly to deliver power to the rear wheels with refinement and efficiency.
G70 2.0 T-GDi variants further benefit from a Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter, which brings greater shift comfort and improved fuel efficiency.
A Shift By Wire (SBW) gear lever allows easy shifting, and is teamed with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to give the driver optimal control.
G70 features an all-aluminium differential casing and state-of-the-art laser welding of the ring gear assembly to further assist in weight saving.
The 2.0T Sport and all 3.3T variants feature a mechanical multi-plate clutch-type Limited Slip Differential (LSD), which provides a more efficient apportioning of torque across the rear axle to deliver responsive and agile handling during sporty driving.