The Genesis G70 arrived in 2019 to give the fledgling brand a compact sedan with the coupelike design that’s become so popular among other luxury automakers. Besides a few tweaks to its brakes and standard features, the G70 has remained unchanged since its debut. We expect the 2021 Genesis G70 to remain the same.
As a carryover model, we expect the 2021 Genesis G70 to be virtually identical to the current model. We expect the 2021 Genesis to hit showrooms with the same long hood, bold front end, smooth body lines, coupelike roofline, and large exhaust outlets it’s had since its debut.
Inside, the current G70 boasts a shapely dash with a dash-top touchscreen, a T-style shifter, three large HVAC knobs, a three-spoke steering wheel, available quilted-leather upholstery, and more. Its design is relatively simple without pulling away from being a luxury sedan. Inside, all the luxury goodies, including power seats, automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. In higher trims, buyers can get leather upholstery, upgraded audio systems, heated and cooled seats, and more.
Under its hood, we expect everything to remain the same in the 2021 Genesis G70. If this proves true, the 2021 G70 will come standard with a 252-horsepower (255 hp with the manual transmission) 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The optional engine will be a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 that’ll pump out 365 hp. Both engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter engine is available with an optional 6-speed manual transmission. Rear-wheel drive will remain standard, but we also expect all-wheel-drive to remain an option.
With its optional LED projector headlights, the 2020 G70 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. As for advanced safety tech, the 2020 G70 includes automatic emergency braking. Other available safety features include active lane control, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and a driver-attention monitor. We expect the safety features and ratings to remain the same.
Pricing & Release Date
An official on-sale date for the 2021 Genesis G70 isn’t available yet, but using past years as a reference, we expect a fall 2020 arrival.
Pricing also remains unclear, but we expect the 2021 G70’s pricing to remain close to the current pricing range of $36,445 to $47,645.
Pictured: 2020 G70