These are the best features of the 2019 Genesis G70

These are the best features of the 2019 Genesis G70

korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, is in no way considered a luxury brand in any form, and instead, the brand’s cars are widely regarded as practical and reliable alternatives in the form of hatchbacks, sedans and even SUVs. Even Kia, a subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor group, hasn’t really produced luxury vehicles, except perhaps the Stinger GT, which is more focused on performance than luxury.

However, in 2015, Hyundai made a huge decision when they decided to Genesis Brand. Very much like what? Lexus is to ToyotaGenesis was born as Hyundai’s signature luxury car manufacturer and reached international markets with two large and lavish sedan models: the Genesis G80 and G90.

Two years later, Genesis came up with another luxury sedan in the G70, but this time it was smaller and sportier, intended to compete with the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class, for example. While the Genesis brand doesn’t have as much appeal as many of its competitors, the G70 is still quite formidable in terms of quality, driveability, pricing and luxury. The G70 eventually made it to the North American market as a 2019 model. Let’s take a look at some of its best features and features.

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The interior of the 2019 Genesis G70 is comfortable and quirky

As is the norm with luxury cars, the most important aspect manufacturers should ensure they are aware of is interior comfort. Genesis was extremely successful in this area, especially up front, where most buyers of this smaller sedan will spend their time.

First come the seats, some of the most advanced and thoughtful luxury seats of the entire 2019 production year. They are immediately extremely comfortable, made of quality materials and attractively designed. The front seats have electric controls that allow them to be adjusted almost any way you want, and in addition, the passenger seat has an additional set of electric controls on the left-hand side for easy access for the driver to move the passenger seat. This is useful for drivers who usually drive people around in the back seat, or for parents who want to make room for their children when the passenger seat is empty.

In addition, the cushions on the front seats can be configured to automatically tighten when the car is put into sport mode, so your torso remains firm when you’re cornering. It is also worth noting that both the front and rear seats are heated.

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The 2019 Genesis G70 is fun to drive

Two engines are offered on the G70, either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 horsepower, or a larger 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 that can deliver 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. RWD comes standard with the option to upgrade to AWD, and the smaller engine is offered in both manual and automatic configurations, while the V6 only comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The V6 G70 with RWD can run from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, giving it a decent performance even when compared to competitors. That’s not even the best part though, as handling is the G70’s real strong point. The steering is extremely responsive and sharp in the Genesis G70, and it’s easy to say that this is the absolute best vehicle in its segment and price range. Honestly, upgrading to AWD in the G70 isn’t really worth it; RWD provides the perfect driving experience.

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The 2019 Genesis G70’s price tag makes it a steal

Prices should almost never be quoted as a feature when referring to a vehicle, and we’re not trying to do that now, but the G70s’ price tag is a real bargain when you consider not just what the vehicle itself has to offer, but the prices of its competitors.

To compare prices fairly, we’re obviously going to look at the Genesis G70 paired with the 3.3-litre V6, which is clearly the most desirable and competitive choice. In 2019, it had a sticker price starting at $43,750, and even when equipped with many options, the price was still mostly under $50,000. In comparison, the 2019 BMW M340i had a sticker price starting at $54,000 and the Mercedes-AMG C43 started at just over $56,000. Both models are over $10,000 more expensive than the G70, and their 0-60 run times were just 0.4 seconds faster.

Genesis may have originally been criticized for bringing 3 new luxury sedans to a market that became more and more interested in SUVs and crossovers, and that may be why Hyundai’s luxury brand struggled to get sales in the beginning. However, things are looking better now as Genesis has now included SUVs in their lineup in the form of the GV60, GV70 and GV80, as they aim to appeal to a wider range of consumers. Returning to today’s protagonist, the 2019 Genesis G70 was a great way to introduce sporty luxury to a manufacturer not known for it, and future versions of the G70 just keep improving it.

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