Move over Germany. Hyundai's Genesis brand is all grown up now, and taking on the high-end import market with the all-new 2019 Genesis G70 compact luxury sports sedan.
Many German car enthusiasts have never entertained the notion that a Hyundai vehicle might push it's way into the segment. Out of nowhere, the South Korean auto manufacturer has announced it's arrival, and did so with a splash. Meet the 2019 Genesis G70 today at Genesis Richmond, and marvel at this new entry into the same segment shared with BMW, Audi and Mercedes. The status-quo hasn't been upset this much since Lexus entered the market more than 25 years ago.
Obviously, a high-end sports sedan must deliver impressive performance and handling. The G70 is available with two choices of engine; a 2.0 Turbo delivering 252 hp & 260 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.3L twin-turbo that outputs 365 horses and 376 lb-ft of torque.
It wouldn't be a luxury sedan without a well-appointed interior filled with high-end materials. Front seats are power adjustable and heated, the three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel is also heated. Paddle shifters are affixed to the wheel, and all of the latest connectivity and audio systems are pre-loaded.
With six models to choose from, you can select the comforts, conveniences and technology that is most important to you. With the 2.0 Turbo, one can select from the Advanced, Sport, Elite or Prestige models. The advanced model begins with AWD, 18" wheels, an 8" touch-screen audio display system, projection-beam halogen headlights. From there, each package adds on; building from the Sport's Rear-wheel drive with 6-speed manual, Brembo brakes, 19" wheels, LED headlights and a Sport appearance package. The Elite builds with leather and a premium sound system, and finally the Prestige dresses the car up with Nappa leather and 19" staggered width aluminum alloy wheels. On the 3.3-litre models, the Dynamic adds even better Brembo brakes and a dual exhaust to the Elite package, and the 3.3T is loaded with all of the above plus Mechanical Limited Slip Differential and Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension for superior handling.
All models feature Genesis Smart Sense, a comprehensive suite of active driver assistance features. Each model comes equipped with several of these sensor and radar-based technologies designed to detect potential collisions or a driver's lack of attention before alerting the driver or even taking action to avoid a collision.
Genesis is offering a generous comprehensive Canadian warranty on the G70. It covers nearly every new vehicle component for the first five years or 100,000 km, and a 3 year warranty on paint. An emissions warranty is also included, as well as roadside assistance, replacement parts, replacement accessories,
Suddenly, the luxury market is getting crowded. Still not convinced? You can check out the 2019 Genesis G70 at Genesis Richmond. Call or click to schedule a test drive and put yourself behind the wheel of this compact luxury sports sedan.