In just its second year on showroom floors, we expect the 2020 Genesis G70 to roll into dealerships as a carryover model.
As a carryover model, we expect no visual changes to the 2020 Genesis G70. We anticipate it to carry on with its Kia Stinger-based platform and styling with the distinct Genesis front and rear fascias. We also expect no changes inside the G70. This means it would continue with its upscale, Stinger-based cabin. The Genesis G70 will set itself apart from its donor Kia with more upscale features like quilted seating, stainless-steel speaker grilles, brushed-aluminum surfaces, premium upholstery, and much more.
With nothing changing visually, we also expect the G70’s standard features to remain the same. If this proves true, the base 2.0T Advanced trim will include LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, 18-inch wheels, 12-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and tons more.
The powertrain is another area where we expect no changes. We anticipate the G70 will continue with its base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can add a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine that ups the output to 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but an optional six-speed manual is available with the 2.0-liter engine. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, but all-wheel drive will be an option.
The current Genesis G70 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and we expect this to remain in the 2020 G70. It will continue to come standard with loads of advanced standard safety tech like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and more.