Designed from the outset as a compact luxury sport sedan, Genesis equipped the first ever G70 with a driver-focused interior as the main theme. It was then beautiful executed, employing simplicity, functionality and premium materials all packaged throughout an elegant horizontal layout.
Its a major step forward for Genesis although nothing special for the segment and its strong emphasis on function over form is proof.
BMW flip that order around at a premium, with build quality suffering, leaving the G70 as a safe haven like Japanese luxury automakers in the 90's. Its the ultimate bang for your buck that shows through in other ways as well.
Throughout the cabin you'll find an available quilted Nappa leather seats (heated and ventilated) with steering wheel and door panels to match, available 16-way power adjustable driver seat with adjustable bolsters, aluminum door handles, available 15-speaker Lexicon premium audio system, standard 8" touchscreen infotainment system with available navigation, 360º surround view monitor, a host of advanced safety systems with alerts, wide sunroof, head-up display, smartphone wireless charging and Genesis Connect Services.
Areas to address aren't many but important to point out; rear passenger volume (specifically legroom) makes it harder for anyone above average height, interior color options for U.S customers are limited, infotainment system feels stuck in the early 2000's and cargo space is limited requiring 60/40 split-folding seats to be folded down.
Seeking the council of ex BMW M-Power division members for design from the ground up, right from its chassis, was the right move.
As the first of many new products to come, we're pleased with the G70 especially in this ultra competitive segment and looking forward to how Genesis maintains their competitive edge as the years go on.