Kia has made quite a splash with its rear-wheel-drive Stinger GT, but fellow Hyundai brand Genesis says it plans to better it. Speaking with Motoring, Hyundai PR confirmed the next Genesis sedan will be better than the Stinger, despite sharing a lot.
Dubbed the G70, the Genesis sedan will be the brand’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz C Class and BMW 3 Series. It is slated to share its platform and 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with the Stinger.
Common sense would assume the two cars will offer similar levels of performance, but apparently that isn’t the car. The Hyundai rep made it pretty clear that the G70 will be narrower and lighter than the Kia, meaning better handling and quicker performance times. It’s worth noting that the Stinger is no slouch, with a zero to 60 mph time that will range in the 4.8 second territory.
In addition to the 3.3-liter V-6, the G70 is also expected to offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as its base engine.
The Genesis G70 is expected to go on sale globally by the end of 2017. It is one of six total vehicles the new brand has committed to bring to market. After the G70 sedan, expect two new SUVs and a grand touring coupe.