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Genesis is giving its G70 sedan a significant refresh for 2022 along with a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four.
Genesis is giving its G70 sedan a significant redesign for 2022 that will make it look akin to its larger G80 sibling, which took styling tips from the first Genesis SUV: the GV80. The new G70 is also going to get a shooting brake (wagon) model, but we’re not sure if it’ll make its way to the U.S. market. Additionally, Genesis has confirmed that it will no longer offer a manual transmission in the new G70.
The new look, complete with the crest grille and quad-headlamp setup, is similar to that of the recently redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 sedan and the all-new 2021 GV80 SUV. The horizontal two-bar theme continues in the rear of the G70 with the LED taillights, and below that are dual oval exhaust tips and a body-color rear diffuser.
This new G70 will also use the same base engine—a 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four—as the G80 sedan and GV80 SUV, replacing the previous model’s turbo 2.0-liter. It’s also likely that a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, also found in the two other Genesis vehicles, will replace the G70’s existing 3.3-liter. Unfortunately, Genesis has confirmed that it’ll no longer offer the six-speed manual transmission, which is currently available on the 2.0T. However, we aren’t too upset, since we weren’t actually big fans of this particular manual.
A 10.3-inch infotainment screen is standard on the 2022 G70, and the new model also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The rest of the interior gets a more simplistic update as well, and Genesis flipped the wireless charging pad to a horizontal layout to fit larger phones.
The 2022 Genesis G70 will go on sale in South Korea next month and should follow in the U.S., starting just over $37,000, sometime by the end of the year or early next. We’ll know more details about the redesigned G70 sedan soon.
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