The sedans, may be in for a sizable power increase. Well, at least for models not running the optional twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6., on a mission to dethrone established luxury sport
Car and Driver reported on Wednesday that a source within Genesis let it slide that the G70 will get a 2.5-liter turbo-four engine when the model's refreshed in the next couple of years. This engine is slated for employment in the upcoming where it's rumored to make around 275 horsepower.
Right now, a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine serves as the standard engine and makes 252 hp. It's quite possible Genesis will squeeze extra power out of the 2.5-liter engine to perhaps put some space between it and the Sonata N-Line. That's simply an educated guess at this point, however.
Genesis did not comment on the report, but also didn't deny the news, either.
C/D went on to assume this engine upgrade may also spell the end of the six-speed manual transmission for the G70. It's only offered with the 2.0-liter turbo-four and it's had a pretty poor take rate thus far. The 2.5-liter engine will likely work with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
We don't know when we'll see an updated G70, but in the meantime, we'll get an idea of how the 2.5-liter turbo-four performs after some time behind the wheel of the Sonata N-Line in prototype form. Check back for those driving impressions soon.