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This is exciting news! The G70 is going to be getting more power!

A rep from Hyundai told Car and Driver that the base G70 will receive the new turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four from the Sonata N-Line. It will be replacing the 2.0T.

The engine transplant is likely to be part of the G70's mid-cycle facelift, which should come either for the 2021 or 2022 model year.

The new engine should provide a significant power boost for the four-cylinder G70, as 2.5T engine makes 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque in the Sonata, improvements of 38 hp and 50 lb-ft over the current 2.0T. But the bad news is that it might mean the end of the G70 2.0T's available six-speed manual transmission, as the 2.5T in the Sonata mates only with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Genesis says the manual has accounted for only around 4 percent of G70 2.0T sales in the U.S. so far, so we wouldn't be surprised to see it dropped from the lineup when this new engine arrives.

Expect to hear more official information about the G70's new powertrain sometime next year as we get closer to the launch of the updated model, which is also likely to benefit from tweaked styling and new technology features.
 

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This is exciting news! The G70 is going to be getting more power!

A rep from Hyundai told Car and Driver that the base G70 will receive the new turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four from the Sonata N-Line. It will be replacing the 2.0T.

The engine transplant is likely to be part of the G70's mid-cycle facelift, which should come either for the 2021 or 2022 model year.

The new engine should provide a significant power boost for the four-cylinder G70, as 2.5T engine makes 290 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque in the Sonata, improvements of 38 hp and 50 lb-ft over the current 2.0T. But the bad news is that it might mean the end of the G70 2.0T's available six-speed manual transmission, as the 2.5T in the Sonata mates only with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Genesis says the manual has accounted for only around 4 percent of G70 2.0T sales in the U.S. so far, so we wouldn't be surprised to see it dropped from the lineup when this new engine arrives.

Expect to hear more official information about the G70's new powertrain sometime next year as we get closer to the launch of the updated model, which is also likely to benefit from tweaked styling and new technology features.
Looking at this based purely on the engines, I love that the base G70 is getting more power. On the other hand, if this means that it's the end of the 6-speed then it'll suck to see it go.
 
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