The Genesis G70 sedan was revised with major graphic overhaul and technical changes. The entrance point to the premium brand of the Hyundai Company, which made its debut in foreign markets such as the US in 2017, is a direct rival to the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE and the Mercedes C-class.
The G70 underwent a mid-life re-design. Internal tweaks are more important on the front end, where a modern hexagonal grille incorporates sleek, quad-headlight LED strips to substitute the more traditional clusters.
Furthering the “athletic” aesthetic redesign is a new side profile in which a more purposeful air vent closer to the front wheel replaces the L-shaped chrome-wing frame.
At the back, two LED strips on each side cover the single unit lamps, mirroring the front. In addition to new tyre styles, a new hybrid mesh-and-body-color diffuser-style rear bumper completes the redesign.
Within, Genesis says the upgrades “leverage a driver-centered architecture with advanced hardware, resembling a fighter jet cockpit.” Lead among them is the launch of a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen with a fresh user interface that facilitates wireless app upgrades, Google CarPlay, and a redesigned handset charger.
In foreign markets, the outgoing version of the sedan gets several powertrain options. The petrol line-up comprises a 252hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 370hp, 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 unit. Even some markets get a 2.2-liter diesel engine with 202hp. Both powertrains come with the choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, with an automatic 8-speed gearbox as standard, while an optional 6-speed manual gearbox is also available to the entry-level petrol.
In the coming weeks, specifics of any changes to the engine line-up and other features on the upgraded G70 will be released. In addition, earlier this year, an estate variant of the G70 was also seen running on European roads.