Genesis’s near-luxury, entry level sedan has recently been spotted roaming around under camouflage.
Expected to be a BMW 3 Series fighter, the G70 is expected to be the more affordable sedan under the Genesis nameplate. Still in its infancy stage after branching off from its parent company Hyundai, Genesis needs a volume seller and the G70 is going to help the brand grow if successful. It certainly won’t be as spacious as the G90 flagship model or the mid-sized G80 but it should prove to be the more-popularly priced model of the lineup.
We may have seen a preview of the G70 in the Genesis Hybrid Sport Sedan concept model that was revealed at the New York auto show this year. Of course, the G70’s production model will not have the same aggressive profile as the concept but maybe some design elements will be carried over.
It’s hard to see under all that camouflage but the front facia looks like it could have the concept’s wide cheeks and mesh grille. Everything else has most likely been toned down including the skinny tail-lamps, ducktail deck lid, and headlamps. Instead of quad pipes, the G70 may be getting fat dual tailpipes.
As for the powertrain, we really don’t know what Genesis will put under the hood. AutoBlog is hoping to see the G90’s twin-turbocharged Lambda 3.3-liter V6 in the highest performance G70 trim. This is an unlikely scenario, we’re probably going to see something tamer like a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four or the G80’s 3.8-liter V6.
Maybe Genesis will unveil the G70 next spring at one of the larger international auto shows.