Genesis displays compact G70 sedan in Dubai

(November 14, 2017) DUBAI — Genesis has shown its compact G70 sedan for the first time in the Middle East, with a regional unveiling at Dubai International Motor Show. The youngest and most dynamic model in the Genesis line-up was launched globally in September, proving once again the impeccable credentials of the world’s newest luxury automotive brand, alongside the larger G80 and G90.

The Genesis G70 is an athletic sedan characterized by its graceful and dynamic exterior styling, elegant and intuitively designed interior, and choice of two different powertrains: turbocharged 3.3-liter gasoline V6 and 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline I4.

“The arrival of the G70 is a landmark moment for Genesis, taking our name into one of the most fiercely competitive categories within the luxury automotive market,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, head of Genesis.

“We are quickly earning positive recognition in the Middle East, which is a very important region for luxury brands. We promise our customers excellence, and our path to success is to make very sure that every new Genesis model delivers on that promise.”

The all-new G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity. Athletic elegance is represented in the exterior styling, capturing the essence of the Genesis DNA to bring to reality a superbly crafted sports sedan.

The long hood and short front overhang, elegant roofline and assertive multi-spoke alloy wheels combine to form a sleek, dynamic profile, subtly highlighted by chrome aero trim, hockey stick daylight opening and parabolic sidelines.

From the front and side, the prominent crest-type grille, character lines extending from the hood emblem, and pronounced air intakes, communicate muscular performance. Two distinctive linear LED DRLs on each side of the large crest grille foreshadow the future Genesis signature quad lamps.

In the rear, the LED rear combination lamps continue the quad lamp theme, while the raised trunk lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a poised character. The rear lamps, evolved from the G80, have been stretched to convey a dynamic stance.

The G70’s interior is configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with intuitively laid out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport steering wheel.

The G70 offers two powertrains in the Middle East region — a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline turbo and 2.0-liter I4 gasoline turbo. The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 365 horsepower and maximum torque of 370 pound feet with acceleration in 4.7 seconds from 0 to 62.

Variable-ratio steering and electronically controlled suspension provide agile steering response and an optimal ride-and-handling experience.

The G70 2.0 turbo gasoline model is equipped with the Theta-II 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine, with 249 horsepower and maximum torque of 260 pound-feet.