The Genesis G70 is officially launched, competing directly with the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class

After a few leaked images, the all-new Genesis G70 was finally announced worldwide, formally declaring war on luxury German sedans.

In the Korean market, the Genesis G70 will have three engine options: a double-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6; a 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engine in straight line and a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine in straight line.

In particular, the twin-turbo V6 is shared by Kia Stinger and is dedicated to the G70 Sport variant, producing 365 hp and 510Nm of torque. The 2.0-liter engine delivers 254 hp/352Nm of maximum torque, and the diesel engine delivers 201hp/439Nm.

For the G70 Sport, Genesis says the high-performance sedan will be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, accompanied by full-time four-wheel drive. In addition, Genesis also offers rear-wheel drive options for customers who want a more enjoyable driving experience.

Sharing the chassis with the Kia Stinger, the Genesis G70 has a length of 4,685 mm, 1,400 mm high and 1,850 mm wide, with a base length of 2,835 mm.

The luxury sedan is equipped with many technological features to enhance safety, including Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driving Assistance on Highway Driving Assist, Blind Spot Warning Blind Sport Collision Warning and Driver Awareness Warning.

Genesis says the brand’s new sedan can meet the world’s highest crash tests, confidently competing with rivals from Germany.

In terms of appearance, the Genesis G70 is considered to be a sedan for young people with the extra stretch “as an athlete before the competition”. Some of the impressive features of the G70 are its short front forks, long bonnet, sharp silver wheels, striking body panels, LED taillights and oval discharge hoses.

Compared to the Kia Stinger, the design of the Genesis G70 seems simpler, but more attractive to the older generation of buyers. The G70 has all 10 exterior color options including Platinum Silver, Carbon Metal, Marble White, Titanium Black, Racing Gray, Graceful Gray, Lapis Blue, Royal Blue, Blazing Red and Umber Brown.

Share in the design of the G70, Genesis design chief Luc Donckerwolke said: “In Genesis, we create the passion and desire to offer the talents of Genesis designers. We have modified all the parameters from Genesis DNA to create a sports sedan. This challenge requires high skills and knowledge. The G70 is designed to seduce the senses with powerful and muscular veins”.

Inside the cabin, the G70 has a modern touchscreen with an 8-inch touch screen that supports MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In addition, customers can also order the Lexicon surround sound system with 15 speakers, new surfaces and luxurious accents such as aluminum door handles, leather door trim, metal speaker grille and soft materials in the interior.

The all-new Genesis G70 will soon be available in North America, Russia and the Middle East in early 2018. US customers will have the chance to see the new G70 at the Los Angeles Show in October.

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