The 2022 Genesis G70 is hot to trot, and ahead of its launch, the luxury sport sedan received official prices this past Friday. Stepping into the entry-level model will cost buyers $1,525 more than last year, but thanks to some trim reshuffling, the car costs a whole lot less if you want the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6.
But let's start with the entry price, which comes in at $38,570, including destination. It's a chunk costlier than the outgoing 2021 model despite using the same 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four, unlike its Kia Stinger sibling that gained a more powerful 2.5-liter motor for 2022. But helping justify the price increase are a standard Highway Driving Assistant system and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Rear-wheel drive remains the standard layout with all-wheel drive optional. Whether you think the new design is part of the value lies in the eyes of the beholder, but I think it looks gorgeous.
Now, moving to the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6, there's some interesting news. While the price for the entry-level car is up $1,525, the least expensive RWD and AWD models with the V6 actually ring in cheaper. The former starts at $43,145 and the costs $45,245 -- $4,100 and $4,000 cheaper than the 2021 model. Why?
moved trim levels around to match the rest of the lineup, which spread the prices across a couple other trims.
We don't have a firm launch date yet for the sedan, but when it does come to the US, it will first land with a Launch Edition trim that pairs a couple of exclusive touches for the first buyers.