2019 Genesis G70 Introduction

The new 2019 Genesis G70 compact sport sedan joins the larger G80 and G90 sedans for the 2019 model year. The latest entrant from Hyundai’s luxury-level Genesis brand is a close relative of Kia’s recently-launched Stinger. Improved dynamics give the 2019 G70 a performance boost over the Stinger, but the luxury compact Genesis sedan has less interior space.

Ready to compete vigorously against such familiar sport sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the G70 is tuned for sportier behavior than its Kia cousin. Not only is the G70 smaller and more posh than the Stinger, it’s a sedan (with trunk) rather than a hatchback.

Two versions are available: 2.0T with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and 3.3T with V-6 power. Advanced, Elite, Prestige, Dynamic, and Sport trim levels are offered with the 4-cylinder engine. Only four trims are available with V-6 power.

Unlike Kia’s Stinger, the G70 can be equipped with a manual gearbox, as an alternative to automatic.

In the 2.0T, the turbo four develops 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard, but a 6-speed manual transmission is optional (raising horsepower to 255). Only the automatic mates with the 3.3T’s 365-horsepower turbocharged V-6, rated at 376 pound-feet.

Rear-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive can be substituted on all models except the manual-transmission 2.0T Sport.

Each G70 incorporates launch control. All V-6 sedans and the 2.0T Sport get a limited-slip differential, promising improved cornering and control. Brembo brakes are available, to enhance stopping power. Options include a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system and leather upholstery.

Numerous active safety features are standard, including adaptive cruise control, forward- collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and active lane control. Blind-spot monitoring includes rear cross-traffic warnings. Also standard are a rearview camera, driver attention warning, and automatic high-beams. Prestige trim adds a surround-view camera system, as well as adaptive headlights that move to point the way through curves or corners.

No crash-testing has been undertaken by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Two special-edition models have been available, in limited quantity: Dynamic and Design. Each is based on the 3.3T Sport.

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