Genesis G70 to Get More Power Soon

Published on December 6, 2019 in News by Guillaume Rivard

Originally introduced for 2019, the Genesis G70 sports sedan is the Korean luxury brand’s youngest and best-selling model. A mid-cycle update will likely occur for the 2021 or 2022 model year and it will include a more powerful base engine, according to new report by Car and Driver.

Hyundai told the website that the new turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine slated for the upcoming Sonata N-Line will also replace the current 2.0-litre turbo in the G70.

This will give the luxury sedan a significant boost in output, more specifically 290 horsepower (+38) and 310 pound-feet of torque (+50), while closing the gap with the optional twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6. The latter produces 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque.

Photo: Genesis

Now, it remains to be seen what will happen with the low-selling six-speed manual gearbox in the G70. The Sonata N-Line will offer a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission only. Its premium cousin may very well follow the same path.

Further details about the refreshed Genesis G70 will become available sometime in 2020, so stay tuned.

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