When cars get a mid-generation style refresh it is usually something that is effective, like a light here, a vent there, maybe a new spoiler in the back. But Genesis is desperate for growth, and it needs attention for that to happen. Enter incredible 2022 Genesis G70.
What do you get when Volvo and Acura give birth? Something that is definitely too pure for this world. But this refreshed G70 may be near.
The new look throws away old slick light fixtures that outline a kind but simple trapezoidal grille for something more dramatic and elegant. The headlights are now inspired by similar quad-lamp setups to the new GV80 crossover and the G80 sedan, the G70’s larger sibling.
At the rear, the outward silhouette is tightened to make the angles more dramatic, and the taillight shape carries but they are also split into four individual lamps.
When you finish the color story, if you can manage, you can notice the interior now also features a new 10.3-inch infotainment screen claimed by the company that can support over-the-air updates on your home wireless internet network.
Despite discarding image and information, Genesis has not yet confirmed the powertrain options for the 202 model. The current car is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder or a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, currently tuned 252 and 365 horsepower, respectively.
It is also possible that it will also get the same 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine featured in its cousin car, the recently updated Kia Stinger.
Sadly, this hot flame new evil Genesis is no longer available on a six-speed manual transmission like the outgoing model, as no one really bought one despite the G70 being the best-selling model. of the automaker.
In a previous statement to Roads and Tracks, a Genesis spokesperson confirmed that only about 100 G70 manuals have been sold for the 2020 model year, leaving the company there is no choice but the ax to stick. Embarrassing us (I may ask if a change of transmission or a change of face is easier on the new model if you wish).