THE ROOT OF REAL LUXURY
GENESIS G70— A WORTHY OFFERING IN A CROWDED SEGMENT
When the G70 was launched, it was obvious that Hyundai’s luxury wing had its collective eye trained, Sauron-like, on BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. Now, with more time on the market it’s clear that Korean luxury cars aren’t just arriving, they’re robust and very much part of the consumer dialogue. That’s because the Genesis G70 is an athletic sedan characterized by its graceful and dynamic exterior styling; elegant and intuitively designed interior.it’s hard to say who the archetypical G70 buyer will be, partly because the model is so new, but also because the competition is so entrenched.
G70’s interior is configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects the thoughtfulness that drives the Genesis brand, with a priority on simplicity and an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry.
A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability and the driver-focused packaging provides a comfortable driving environment, with intuitively laid out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport steering wheel.
Genesis designers employed premium materials throughout,
including aluminum door handles, quilted leather door panels, metal speaker grills and high-quality soft touch surfaces. Nappa leather seats further add to the dynamic yet elegant interior.
Globally, the G70 offers three powertrains – a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline turbo, 2.0-liter I4 gasoline turbo and a 2.2-liter I4 diesel. The 3.3-liter V6 turbo is the backbone of the enthusiast-focused “G70 Sport.” G70 Sport is a dynamic and powerful performer with 0 to 100 kph (62.5 mph) acceleration in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 270 kph (167/168 mph). Variableratio steering and electronically controlled suspension are standard to provide agile steering response and an optimal ride-andhandling experience. Dynamic performance features include: Launch Control, maximizing power control in acceleration mode; rack-mounted, motordriven power steering (R-MDPS) and multi-link rear suspension, providing precise handling and comfortable ride; Dynamic torque vectoring system, improving vehicle cornering control; and mechanical limited slip differential (M-LSD), allowing safe driving capabilities in low friction road conditions such as rain, snow and ice.
The seat positions have been adjusted to lower the center of gravity of the car to maximize performance. To augment the driving experience, the Active Sound Design (ASD) system creates an aural character that reflects the engine load and driving mode settings.
Noise, vibration and harshness have been minimized in the G70 through enhancements in multiple areas including vehicle body structure; exhaust system; sound absorption and isolation; suspension and body frame connection; and the design of the side mirrors and door sealing systems.
Following the trend of the G90 and G80, the G70 offers the most comprehensive levels of safety in its class. Overall body stiffness and rigidity have been dramatically strengthened.
The G70 has also been designed to help protect pedestrians – when imminent impact with a pedestrian is detected, its active hood function operates by lifting the hood to absorb shock and minimize the risk of injury.
An unparalleled suite of advanced driver assist systems such as Forward CollisionAvoidance Assist (FCA), Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Blind spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Driver Awareness Warning (DAW) have been added as part of the ‘Genesis Active Safety Control’ to offer the highest level of safety and convenience in its class.
The FCA system provides added safety with newly developed technology designed not only to protect vehicles and pedestrians, but also cyclists on the road. It automatically activates emergency braking through integrated radar-camera sensors when detecting bicycles.
‘Genesis Active Safety Control’ is the brand’s newly labeled advanced driver assist system package previously known as ‘Genesis Smart Sense.’
The G70 incorporates a diverse range of advanced technologies that deliver ultimate convenience and connectivity. An example includes the smart posture control system, initially introduced in the G90. When the driver’s body information is input, the system automatically adjusts the seat, steering wheel, outside mirror and heads-up display to the optimal position, ensuring minimal stress even on long journeys.
The G70 provides a diverse range of advanced convenience and connectivity, including an 8-inch touch screen display supporting Mirrorlink, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. For the best audio performance, a 15-speaker Lexicon surroundsound system is available to provide an audiophile-level acoustic experience.
All in all, the G70 is a well appointed luxury saloon that offers an intriguing value proposition. It also happens to be fun to drive, which only sweetens the pot.
“THE G70 OFFERS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LEVELS OF SAFETY IN ITS CLASS.”