Published on October 20th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Genesis G70 Facelift Model Looks Very Classy
Hyundai Motor Group’s premium auto marque, Genesis, has made quite a bit of headway since launching just a few short years ago. Their 3 Series/C-Class competitor, the G70 was first announced in 2017. Today, they’ve launched a facelift model that brings the brand’s latest design language changes, more safety features and equipment.
Without going into the marketing fluff around the design, let’s just do a quick visual comparison between the original G70 and the facelift model.
From the rear, we can see how the designers cleverly changed the taillight design from a conventional looking single piece into a faux two-piece headlight. In truth, the cluster shape is still the same as before, and there’s probably just a plastic body-coloured panel between the two taillight pieces. They’ve also dropped the Genesis emblem from the rear and gone for script that spells the marque out on the tail. They’ve had to drop the number plate down to the bumper to do this. Speaking of the bumper, it’s completely redesigned and now has twin exhausts off to one side rather than split between left and right like before. The tail now sports a little ducktail spoiler.
The front goes through a similar transformation with regards to the lights. The cluster has been split in two with the radical new design being hidden by the new bumper design rather than having extensive changes to the metal work. The lower half of the bumper seems to sport a cleaner design with the same wire mesh grille design on the bumper’s intakes. Speaking of, the grille goes from having a rather generic hexagonal shape to having this strong heart-shaped design that’s now a stable of the Genesis brand. The little air vent on the front fenders has seen some minor design tweak too.
No photos of the interior were shared today. Have a look at the new safety equipment in the press release below.
Today, Genesis debuted the new G70, which updates the award-winning sport sedan with a fresh design and enriched technology. These changes further align G70’s visual signature with the latest iteration of the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language, as seen on the all-new G80 sedan and first-ever GV80 SUV. Likewise, the new G70 benefits from the incorporation of the brand’s latest advanced-safety and driver-assistance technology, further elevating the ownership experience.
Comprehensive Style Update for the Most Athletic Genesis Sports Sedan
The most athletic sports sedan offered by Genesis, the award winning G70 receives a performance and styling update.
Up front, the new G70 gains the brand’s signature Quad Lamps, featuring super thin LED lamps which stretch outward like the wings of the Genesis emblem. The low-slung Crest Grille evokes an aggressive stance that emphasizes the G70’s performance character.
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 positioned aft of the front wheel designed to optimize airflow efficiency. The Parabolic Line adds an elegant touch over the muscular surfaces, just a like a tailored suit for a world class athlete.
At the rear, Genesis’ signature Quad Lamp taillights and prominent Genesis text over the clean of the surface of the trunk lid shows an unmistakable Genesis identity. Dual exhaust tips and a body-colored diffuser add the finishing touches to the sport sedan’s updates.
A total of 14 exterior colors will be offered, including two new metallic options and three matte finishes. Sedona Brown and Tasman Blue are the new metallic offerings, while Verbier White, Melbourne Grey and an all-new G70-exclusive color, Bond Silver, make up the matte-finish options.
Luxury Updates Complement Driver-Focused Environment
The new G70’s driver-focused cockpit benefits from a number of 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.
Finally, windshield and front door acoustic glass enhances interior quietness, making an already appealing environment more serene for all.
Improved Dynamic Driving Experience
The G70’s proven turbocharged, 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder and twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter, V6 carry over, as does the 2.2-liter, turbodiesel engine. All models benefit from the newly added “Sports+” drive mode, which further optimizes engine and transmission programming, allowing drivers to take full advantage of the G70’s performance potential.
In addition, the 3.3-liter V6 with Sports package benefits from the addition of a Variable Exhaust Valve System, which gives the car a more aggressive exhaust signature, and a new Dynamic AWD System offers a built-in drift mode.
Improved Safety & Convenience
The new Genesis G70 includes a wide array of improved driver safety & convenience features:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
- Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
- Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
- Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
- Back-up guide lamp
The new G70 comes standard with a 10.25-inch infotainment system, including:
- Over-the-air, wireless updates to the navigation system
- Genesis CarPay
- Voice-recognition car control
- Valet Mode
- Remote 360° view
- Home Connect (Car-to-home, Home-to-Car)
- Phone Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
In addition, the new G70’s optional equipment includes:
- Genesis Digital Key using NFC technology
- Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)
- Wireless smartphone charging system
- Rearview monitor
- Built-in dash cam
The new G70 will go on sale first in South Korea followed by international markets in 2021.