Saying a car or anything is “crazy fantastic” may not be proper English but we could not think of a better way to describe this affordable sedan.
From the new signature Quad Lamps, featuring super-thin LED lamps which stretch outward like the wings of the Genesis emblem to the low-slung Crest Grille an aggressive stance embodies the G70’s performance character. This new G70 also exemplifies the latest iteration of the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language, as seen on the all-new G80 and first-ever GV80 SUV.
Viewed from the side, the new G70’s profile retains the familiar long hood and short front overhang, communicating its agility even when parked. Four all-new wheel designs further enhance its presence, and a new air extractor is positioned aft of the front wheel designed to optimize airflow efficiency. The Parabolic Line adds an elegant touch over the muscular surfaces, think something Prada on Lando Norris.
Move to the back and you will find the signature Quad Lamp taillights and prominent Genesis text over the clean surface of the trunk lid. Dual exhaust tips and a body-colored diffuser add the finishing touches to the sport sedan’s updates.
Once inside G70 shines in with a new driver-focused cockpit which benefits from several useful improvements as well. A larger, wide-view 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is positioned for easy reach at the center of the dashboard and features both a Genesis-exclusive user interface and over-the-air navigation updates. The instrument cluster is also enlarged to provide better readability, and the wireless smartphone charger is enhanced to provide improved charging speed.
Our test car was powered by a 3.3-liter V6 with a Sports package that benefits from the addition of a Variable Exhaust Valve System, which gave our car a more aggressive exhaust signature, and that new Dynamic AWD System offers a built-in drift mode, while that is an exciting feature to be respected it is not something you should use in the Target parking lot. G70 .
Photography: David Lewis Taylor.
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