2019 Genesis G70; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry
The 2019 Genesis G70 makes its official debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show this week, joining the G80, G80 Sport and G90 as the recently spun-off Hyundai luxury brand continues adding to its stable of vehicles. A compact sedan aimed squarely at the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the G70 has — at least on paper — the goods to compete with those popular models.
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The sedan will be available in rear- or all-wheel drive with a choice of two engines: a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 making 365 hp. (If that latter engine sounds familiar, it's because you can find it in the G80 Sport and Kia Stinger GT.)
In a nod to enthusiasts, the G70 will be available with an optional six-speed manual transmission, but only on rear-wheel-drive models with the four-cylinder engine. Bummer. An eight-speed automatic transmission with the obligatory flappy-paddle shifters on the steering wheel is standard equipment.
The exterior and interior look unchanged since we previewed the car in September of 2017. Dynamic exterior lines and an aggressive nose are complemented by vents behind the front wheels, adding to its sports sedan appearance. The interior features Nappa leather, brushed aluminum trim and stainless-steel speaker grilles.
Check out the photos above, and be on the lookout for driving impressions as we get closer to the G70's on-sale date sometime this summer.
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