With its global debut just a few months away, Genesis' first-ever G70 is coming into focus.
Spy photographers recently caught a pair of the new luxury sport sedans undergoing hot-weather testing, alongside a pair of BMW 3-series models for benchmarking. The car will be the first stand-alone model built for the nascent Genesis brand; Hyundai's luxury division also sells the larger G80 and G90 sedans that were previously sold as Hyundai models.
The new G70 will share a platform with Kia's new Stinger, but the Genesis uses a more conventional sedan profile than the Kia. Slightly larger in most dimensions compared with the 3 Series, the camouflaged G70 models showed off design details such as a diamond pattern grille and variations of alloy wheel designs and exhaust outlets, depending on the trim level and engine.
The Genesis G70 will likely use a similar engine lineup as the Stinger. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is expected as the base motor, putting out around 250 hp. The twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engine that's used in both the Genesis G80 and G90 and the Stinger will likely be optional; it's good for between 300 and 400 hp.
Rear-wheel drive is expected to be standard on the G70, while AWD will be optional.