As the 2018 New York Auto Show.and occupy the larger end of the luxury sedan spectrum for Genesis, the arrival of the 2019 G70 finally enters them into the smaller, sportier side of the market. The new sport sedan, which hopes to peel away some customers from the , and , made its US debut at the
At launch, five trim levels ranging from the entry-level Advanced to the top Sport models and two engines will be offered. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder serves as the base engine pumping out 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Those looking for more muscle will want to spring for the 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of twist.
Both engines will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters and launch control, but driving purists will be able to get aon cars equipped with the 2.0-liter and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available with both powerplants.
To sharpen handling, an optional Dynamic package adds a mechanical limited-slip differential, while four-piston front and two-piston rear Brembo brakes can also be equipped.shod with 19-inch wheels will come wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires to aid in chasing down its German rivals.
Drivers will be able to select from five drive modes to adjust powertrain response, steering, engine sound and all-wheel drive torque distribution if equipped. The different drive modes will also alter the behavior of the adaptive electronic suspension system included on V6 Sport models.
Inside, theis trimmed with Nappa leather, brushed aluminum, stainless steel speaker covers and plenty of stitched, soft-touch surfaces. For audiophiles, a 15-speaker Lexicon surround sound system is optional. For safety, forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and driver attention warning are standard.
Thewill arrive in dealers this summer.
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