Genesis G70 Does It Again It sets Higher Expectations of Performance and Luxury
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Genesis G70 is back in the market presenting a new era for luxury motoring with the official launch of the highly anticipated Genesis G70 luxury performance sedan. Korea market has already been touched by the G70 after it was unveiled in Seoul, on September 15th, after which it went on sale in Korea on September 20th. Soon it will be going on for other markets as well.
The Genesis G70 is an athletic sedan characterized by its graceful and dynamic exterior styling, elegant and intuitively designed interior, and choice of three different powertrains: a turbocharged 3.3-liter gasoline V6, a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline I4, and 2.2-liter I4 diesel versions.
The G70 also incorporates numerous advanced driver assist systems and a high level of connectivity with server-based voice recognition technology using Kakao Corp’s artificial intelligence platform.
Genesis launched the G70 at a special festival in Seoul’s Olympic Park.
The all-new G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity. Athletic elegance is represented in the exterior styling, as the car captures both beauty and tension, like an athlete poised to perform.
Sophisticated, Elegant, and Driver-Focused
The exterior is an eye-candy for sure with an elegant long hood and short front overhang, sleek roofline, and assertive multi-spoke alloy wheels combine to form a sleek, dynamic profile, subtly highlighted by dark chrome aero trim, hockey stick daylight opening and parabolic sidelines.
Communicating the muscular performance are the from the front and side, the prominent crest-type grille character lines extending from the hood emblem, and pronounced air intakes. On each side of the large crest grille there are two distinctive linear LED DRLs that foreshadows the future Genesis signature quad lamps.
The LED rear combination lamps follow the quad lamp theme, while the raised trunk lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a poised character. Evolved from the G80, the rear lamps have been stretched to convey a dynamic stance.
Interior has to be interactive and intelligent with the coming generation and that is why the G70’s interior is made for an excellent user experience, with a beautiful fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with intuitively laid out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sports steering wheel.
Genesis designers employed premium materials throughout, including aluminum door handles, quilted leather door panels, metal speaker grilles, and high-quality soft-touch surfaces, in a wide range of unique and sophisticated color options. Nappa leather seats further add to the dynamic yet elegant interior.
Driving Character – Agile Yet Safe, Dynamic Yet Quiet
The G70 offers three powertrains internationally – a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline turbo, 2.0-liter I4 gasoline turbo, and a 2.2-liter I4 diesel. The engine has a great power as the Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the powerhouse for the strong G70 Sport, with 370 PS and maximum torque of 52.0kgf·m, 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h.
Agile steering response and an optimal ride-and-handling experience are provided by variable-ratio steering and electronically controlled suspension that is standard.
The G70 2.0 turbo gasoline model is equipped with the Theta-II 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine, with 252 PS and maximum torque of 36.0kgf·m. (Sports package: 255 PS). The G70 2.2 diesel model is equipped with the R 2.2 VGT engine with 202 PS horsepower and maximum torque of 441 nm.
Dynamic performance features include:
- Launch Control to maximize power control in acceleration mode
- Rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) and multi-link rear suspension for precise handling and comfortable ride
- To improve vehicle cornering control there is Dynamic torque vectoring system
- Mechanical limited slip differential (M-LSD) for safe driving capabilities in low friction road conditions such as rain, snow, and ice
The car is all about maximising performance and that is why the seat positions have been adjusted to lower the center of gravity of the car. To augment the driving experience, the Active Sound Design (ASD) system creates an aural character that reflects the engine load and driving mode settings.
After the popular G90 and G80, the G70 follows the trail and offers the most comprehensive levels of safety in its class. Overall body stiffness and rigidity have been dramatically strengthened, while passengers are protected by nine airbags.
To offer the highest level of safety and convenience in its class an unparalleled suite of advanced driver assist systems is integrated into the ‘Genesis Active Safety Control’ package. These include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Highway Driving Assist (HDA), Blind spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Driver Awareness Warning (DAW).
The active hood function lifts the hood to absorb shock and minimize the risk of injury when the FCA system detects a possible impact with a pedestrian. The FCA system also automatically activates emergency braking through integrated radar-camera sensors when detecting bicycles.
Exceptional Comfort and Convenience
Delivering ultimate convenience and connectivity is the G70 incorporates a diverse range of advanced technologies.
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 connectivity features have a range of features an 8-inch touchscreen display supporting MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and server-based voice recognition technology, using Kakao’s artificial intelligence platform ‘Kakao I.’
A 15-speaker Lexicon surround-sound system is there for the best audio performance to provide an audiophile-level acoustic experience.
Genesis will now start strengthening its lineup with SUVs and alternative powertrains, aiming to have six models in its product portfolio by 2021.
Middle East launch along overseas G70 specifications are planned to be announced in early 2018.