They may be sharing the same platform and architecture, but the new Genesis G70 is expected to be quicker than the Kia Stinger.
As Hyundai’s answer to the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the G70 will be sitting on a rear-wheel drive platform and it’s likely to receive the same twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine as its Kia counterpart. Genesis calls the G70 “a pure sports sedan”, claiming that the sedan’s compact body will make it more agile compared to the Stinger.
“The G70 is shorter, narrower and lighter than Stinger as well as having a shorter wheelbase, hence it’s reasonable to assume it’ll offer better performance,” said Guido Schenken, the manager of Hyundai's Australian PR office, in an interview with motoring.
If that’s truly the case, then we could see the G70 sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds or less as the Stinger completed the task in 4.9 seconds. We can also expect to see a small bump in power over Kia’s 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.
At this point we don’t know if the G70 will be sold with a manual gearbox, but don’t be surprised to see it come standard or as an option.
Since Hyundai is trying to market Genesis as a luxury brand, we can expect the G70 to be a bit more expensive than the Stinger. Though they shouldn’t be taking sales away from each other as Schenken claims the cars represent “different design philosophies and positions in the market.”