Genesis has officially unveiled the US-spec version of the 2019 Genesis G70 at the New York Auto Show. The 2019 G70 is the new entry-level Genesis sedan, which will rival the top compact luxury sedans, like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The 2019 Genesis G70 features the latest iteration of the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language. At the front the G70 features the large Genesis Crest Grille that’s flanked by LED daytime running lights, as you move back the G70’s design gets the ideal rear-wheel drive sedan proportions with its long hood and short overhangs.
Inside the Genesis G70 is inspired by its larger siblings with a more luxurious interior than you might expect from an entry-level luxury sedan. The interior features brushed aluminum surfaces, quilted Nappa leather seats, stainless steel speaker grilles, and premium stitched soft-touch surfaces throughout the interior. An optional 15-speaker Lexicon audio system is also available.
In the United States, the G70 will be available with three powertrain configurations and five trim packages, including the range-topping Sport. There are two engine options: a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 365-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The four-cylinder can be mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, while the V6 only gets the eight-speed. Lastly the V6 can reach 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds.
The 2019 Genesis G70 will arrive this summer.