Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal
I am test driving the Genesis 2020 G70 RWD 3.3T Sports Sedan with Prestige Package. A beautiful fast luxury sports sedan with the great style and quality of Genesis.
The G70 is unique and original, a great creation of the luxury brand Genesis. This is the first Genesis model in the luxury sedan entry-level. The Aerodynamic design and high-performance level makes it very attractive and competitive in its segment.
2020 Genesis G70
Genesis entered a new generation with the G70, the third model in its exclusive sedan line, completing the line of sedans G80 and G90, in addition to the GV80 SUV.
The G70 Sports Sedan had its debut on September 15, 2017, at a global launch event at the Seoul Olympic Park in South Korea.
The 2019 North American Car of the Year
#1 Ranked Compact Premium Car in Initial Quality – J.D. Power, 2019
2020 Iihs Top Safety Pick
2020 Women’s Choice Award®- Best Luxury Sedan For Safety
2019 Genesis G70 North American Car Of The Year
2020 G70 RWD 3.3T with Prestige Package
Test driving the G70 in Florida is a learning experience as I discover new features and learn about the great performance of this model that is still new for many drivers.
Driving the G70 3.3 Turbocharged makes you want to push the accelerator again and again. The precision and quality performance of the G70 makes driving a pleasure. It is luxurious, elegant, modern, and very fast! The G70’s low center of gravity produces great wide sports feel.
The G70 signature crosshatch hexagonal grille is bold and elegant, it expresses class and elegance.
The grille together with the real sporty dual exhaust tips enhances the Sports look of this Genesis.
The cockpit is clear and bright, with excellent quality, easy to view. The dashboard includes nice sporty details, exquisite materials, cutting-edge screens, and easy to access controls.
The Genesis G70 is smart and includes advanced technologies. Available Heads-up Display, a Surround View Monitor, and state of the art touchscreen navigation. The Surround View Monitor provides a complete 360º view around the vehicle, keeping you aware of everything around. The surround-view helps you with parking and clear of external objects.
The Black Nappa Leather interior is very comfortable and helps your body adjust with comfort to any temperature, cold, or heat. Leather everywhere makes you feel at home. The diamond quilting leather pattern inserts in the interior doors create a very elegant ambiance inside the Genesis G70.
Among several features, heated and ventilated seats are included with the Prestige Package to produce maximum comfort for the driver and passengers onboard the Genesis G70.
- 2020 G70 RWD 3.3T with Prestige Package, MSRP $49,975
20 MPG Average City/Highway
- City 17 MPG
- Highway 28 MPG
Lexicom Premium Audio Optional
For those car audio fanatics, Lexicom is a name of extremely high quality. You can upgrade your Genesis G70 to include one of the best audio quality with the 15 speakers and lush Quantum Logic Surround Sound System.
You can feel and hear almost as if you are inside the original recording studio. The Lexicon optional audio includes Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology to restore sound quality lost with digital compression producing a perfectly clear sound similar to the original audio recorded.
- 15 Speakers of High-Performance Quality
365-horsepower 3.3L twin-turbo V6 Engine
- Five available drive modes: Sport, Comfort, Smart, Eco & Custom
- 3.3 L twin-turbo V6 Gasoline Engine
- Standard 8-speed automatic transmission with shiftronic
- 376 lb. ft. of torque
- Dual-stage variable oil pump for improved fuel efficiency
Most horsepower in the segment with 365 HP and 376 lb. ft. of torque
The powerful 365-hp 3.3L twin-turbo GDI V6 engine gives the G70 a fast and precise run, going from 0–60 miles in only 4.5 seconds, that is very fast!
Shift-by-Wire 8-speed automatic SHIFTRONIC transmission produces great driving performance with a very smooth shift change. The steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters let you control speed change right at your fingertips while riding the Genesis wheel.
RWD Rear Wheel Drive
The G70 3.3T is available as RWD Rear Wheel Drive, or for an additional 2K is available as AWD All Wheel Drive.
Very good advanced safety features are standard on the Genesis G70, saving you additional costs and keeping you safe while riding this fast Sports Sedan.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection can detect slower or stopped vehicles ahead, pedestrians, and also bicycles around your vehicle, keeping you safe.
Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Assist uses a windshield-mounted camera to monitor the direction, then when necessary, it will apply corrective steering assistance, keeping you safe in your lane, avoiding unwanted lane changes.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Blind-Spot Collision Warning warns you when it senses vehicles in your blind spot or approaching from behind at high speed. It prevents blind spot collisions by automatically applying front brakes to help steer away from a potential collision. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning helps you giving you a warning of vehicles approaching from the rear sides.
Smart Cruise Control With Stop & Go
This very smart feature helps keep at the right speed with the flow of traffic. A Smart Cruise Control’s front-mounted radar sensor detects the distance from the car ahead, automatically maintaining your distance and speed. After full stops, speed and distance control is re-engaged when the car ahead starts moving again, keeping you at the right distance and speed.
The 3.3 T Genesis I am test driving includes the Prestige Package for an additional cost of $4,300. This package includes
- Heads-up Display
- Surround View Monitor
- Nappa leather seating surfaces with luxury quilting
- Heated rear seats
- Microfiber suede headliner
- Power trunk
- Low Beam Assist
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Parking Distance Warning
- Wireless charging pad
- Heated steering wheel
- Ventilated front seats
The Genesis G70 competes with luxury sport sedans like the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Alfa Romeo Giulia, the Infiniti Q50 and the Lexus IS.
More Reasons to like the Genesis G7
- Genesis Connected Services free for 3 years, including safety guides and remote features.
- Genesis Service Valet for 3 years or 36,000 miles with a remote diagnostic check, giving you a replacement genesis sent to you while your genesis is being serviced
- Multimedia & Navigation Updates
- Complimentary Maintenance For 3 Years Or 36,000 Miles
- 3 years of complimentary SiriusXM traffic and data services
- 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance
It is wonderful to buy a new car, but it is more wonderful when your new car comes with the peace of mind of a long extended warranty to protect your automobile. The G70 Genesis comes with a generous 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Additionally, this Genesis luxury sedan includes Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Services, including tire changes or transportation to the nearest Genesis dealership or authorized service facility and reimbursement.
Complimentary Service Valet will collect the G70 to service it and offer a courtesy replacement meanwhile, during the first three years or 36,000 miles of ownership.
I love this warranty!