Genesis has revealed a heavily updated version of its G70 compact sedan. The overall gives the G70 an all-new look and feel that is similar to Genesis’ other recent new models. While we know exactly what this redesigned G70 looks like, parent company Hyundai has been mum on technical changes thus far.
Designers have really only left the G70’s greenhouse and door panels untouched in this heavy refresh. The quarter panels and fascias are completely redesigned to be bolder. Headlining the changes is a transition to Genesis’ now signature quad-element lighting design in all four corners. The dramatic, two-part headlights are flanking either side of a new, larger shield-shaped grille design.
Around back the overall graphic is very similar to the redesigned G80, albeit slightly curvier to reflect the sportier nature of the G70.
Apparently Genesis spent most of its redesign budget on the exterior of the G70. Inside the changes are far more minimal, with the main change being a larger 10.25-inch infotainment display that houses an updated infotainment software set. Genesis has also shifted the car’s wireless charging mat to be horizontal so it can accommodate larger devices.
From a mechanical perspective it isn’t clear what changes Genesis has in store for the revamped G70. The current car offers a 252 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 with 365 horsepower. The Hyundai mothership does have a potential new powertrain for the G70, the Kia Stingers new 300 horsepower 2.5-liter inline-four, but it isn’t clear yet if the G70 will get it.
Genesis says the updated G70 will go on sale in South Korea in October. So far there’s no firm commitment from the brand as to when the new G70 will arrive stateside, but it’s a safe bet it will be sometime next year.