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Motor1 gave their review of the 2020 transmission and gave it a 6.6/10 because of what they thought of the manual transmission.

Performance & Handling⠀4/10

Had you read any of our G70 reviews prior, you’d know how much we love the way this car drives. With a properly tuned suspension, super sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, and perfectly weighted, communicative steering, Genesis produced a genuine sports sedan here. It's so good – not even the latest 3 Series feels this lively or direct in corners. And with big Brembo stoppers (yes, even on the base model), it’s easy to bring this car to a halt. So why the low score?

Downgrading from the top-of-the-line G70 3.3T requires sacrifice. The base turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is… fine, but it just isn't punchy enough. It produces a rather wimpy 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The base BMW 330i's 255 horses are comparable, but its 295 lb-ft of twist in the Bimmer make all the difference. It takes the Genesis 5.9 seconds to hit 60 miles per hour versus the BMW's 5.4 seconds.

The G70's six-speed manual gearbox is the biggest offender. The clutch is heavy, the catch point is difficult to find (atypical of a luxury car), and the shifts are long, sloppy, and harsh. Downshifting from any gear results in an off putting clunk. Having experienced both of the G70's gearbox options, it's safe to say the eight-speed automatic is the better of the two. The manual makes this otherwise great car feel less fun.


You can read the full review and see for yourself here - https://www.motor1.com/reviews/382283/2020-genesis-g70-20t-review/
 

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Not surprised. Manual transmissions are so last century IMHO. Why the engineering team didn't go with a DCT across the board is beyond me.
 
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