Genesis G70 Resets Expectations of Performance and Luxury
Genesis model receives its official launch in Korea
styling is matched by sophisticated comfort
technology for safety and convenience
specifications expected early 2018
20, 2017 –
A new era for luxury motoring has dawned, with the official launch of
the highly anticipated Genesis G70 luxury performance sedan. The G70
was unveiled in Seoul, on September 15th,
before officially going on sale in Korea on September 20th.
Timing for its rollout in other markets will be announced soon.
Genesis G70 is an athletic sedan characterized by its graceful and
dynamic exterior styling, elegant and intuitively designed interior,
and choice of three different powertrains: a turbocharged 3.3-liter
gasoline V6, a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline I4, and 2.2-liter I4
G70 also incorporates numerous advanced driver assist systems, and a
high level of connectivity with server-based voice recognition
technology using Kakao Corp’s artificial intelligence platform.
launched the G70 at a special festival in Seoul’s Olympic Park.
launch of the Genesis G70 is an important milestone for our brand,”
said Manfred Fitzgerald, Head of Genesis Division. “We deliberately
chose Seoul, as this is our place of origin. This is where we are
coming together with our customers and friends in the music industry
to celebrate as a people’s festival.”
The all-new G70 showcases the
future direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity. Athletic
elegance is represented in the exterior styling, as the car captures
both beauty and tension, like an athlete poised to perform.
Luc Donckerwolke, Head of
Genesis Design, said, “At Genesis, we shape fascination and desire
with the passion, dedication and talent from our designers. We
modulated all parameters from the Genesis DNA to tailor a sports
sedan. This challenge required the highest skills and know-how. The
G70 is designed to captivate all senses with its sensuous and
tensioned muscular volumes.”
Elegant, and Driver-Focused
The long hood and short front
overhang, elegant roofline and assertive multi-spoke alloy wheels
combine to form a sleek, dynamic profile, subtly highlighted by dark
chrome aero trim, hockey stick daylight opening and parabolic
From the front and side, the
prominent crest-type grille, character lines extending from the hood
emblem, and pronounced air intakes, communicate muscular performance.
Two distinctive linear LED DRLs on each side of the large crest
grille foreshadow the future Genesis signature quad lamps.
In the rear, the LED rear
combination lamps continue the quad lamp theme, while the raised
trunk lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a poised character.
The rear lamps, evolved from the G80, have been stretched to convey a
The G70’s interior is
configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb
fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects
simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of
gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with
intuitively laid out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport
Genesis designers employed
premium materials throughout, including aluminum door handles,
quilted leather door panels, metal speaker grilles and high-quality
soft touch surfaces, in a wide range of unique and sophisticated
color options. Nappa leather seats further add to the dynamic yet
Driving Character –
Agile Yet Safe, Dynamic Yet Quiet
G70 offers three powertrains internationally – a 3.3-liter V6
gasoline turbo, 2.0-liter I4 gasoline turbo and a 2.2-liter I4
diesel. The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of
the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 370 PS and maximum torque of
0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270
steering and electronically controlled suspension are standard to
provide agile steering response and an optimal ride-and-handling
G70 2.0 turbo gasoline model is equipped with the Theta-II 2.0-liter
turbo GDI engine, with 252 PS and maximum torque of 36.0kgf·m.
(Sports package: 255 PS). The G70 2.2 diesel model is equipped with
the R 2.2 VGT engine with 202 PS horsepower and maximum torque of
performance features include:
Control to maximize power control in acceleration mode
motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) and multi-link rear suspension
for precise handling and comfortable ride
torque vectoring system to improve vehicle cornering control
limited slip differential (M-LSD) for safe driving capabilities in
low friction road conditions such as rain, snow and ice
seat positions have been adjusted to lower the center of gravity of
the car to maximize performance. To augment the driving experience,
the Active Sound Design (ASD) system creates an aural character that
reflects the engine load and driving mode settings.
the lead of the G90 and G80, the G70 offers the most comprehensive
levels of safety in its class. Overall body stiffness and rigidity
have been dramatically strengthened, while passengers are protected
by nine airbags.
unparalleled suite of advanced driver assist systems is integrated
into the ‘Genesis Active Safety Control’ package, to offer the
highest level of safety and convenience in its class. These include
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Highway Driving Assist
(HDA), Blind spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Driver Awareness
the FCA system detects a possible impact with a pedestrian, the
active hood function lifts the hood to absorb shock and minimize the
risk of injury. The FCA system also automatically activates emergency
braking through integrated radar-camera sensors when detecting
Exceptional Comfort and
G70 incorporates a diverse range of advanced technologies that
deliver ultimate convenience and connectivity.
example includes the smart posture control system, initially
introduced in the G90. When the driver’s body information is input,
the system automatically adjusts the seat, steering wheel, outside
mirror and heads-up display to the optimal position, ensuring minimal
stress even on long journeys.
convenience and connectivity features include an 8-inch touch screen
display supporting MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and
server-based voice recognition technology, using Kakao’s artificial
intelligence platform ‘Kakao I.’
the best audio performance, a 15-speaker Lexicon surround-sound
system is available to provide an audiophile-level acoustic
G70 completes the Genesis brand’s sedan lineup, along with the G90
flagship and mid-luxury G80. Genesis will now start strengthening its
lineup with SUVs and alternative powertrains, aiming to have six
models in its product portfolio by 2021.
G70 specifications, including for the Middle East, are planned to be
announced in early 2018.