The Genesis G70 hit showrooms in the 2019 model year and has remained mostly the same since. The 2022 Genesis G70 will mark the end of the carryover years for this compact luxury sedan, as it’ll arrive with a significant refresh.
The body is where most of the 2022 G70’s updates will live, starting with its all-new front end that includes a revamped grille, all-new headlights, and a new bumper with more prominent air intakes. Down the sides, most of the current-gen G70 will remain intact, but the 2022 model will get a smaller and lower-placed heat extractor behind each front wheel. Finally, around back, the 2022 G70 will get new taillights that match the headlights, full-width G-Matrix mesh, a body-color diffuser, and oval exhaust outlets.
Inside, the bulk of the 2022 G70’s cabin will be the same as the current model. The highlight of the refreshed G70’s in-cabin updates will be the new 10.25-inch infotainment system, which will feature over-the-air updates and valet mode. The only other notable interior update will be the new horizontally oriented wireless charging system.
Genesis mentioned no updates to the 2022 G70’s powertrain, nor do we expect any. We expect the 2020 G70 to continue with its standard 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear- or all-wheel drive. Optionally, buyers can add a six-speed manual transmission, which results in an extra 5 horsepower. Buyers will also have the option of a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine that pushes 365 hp through an eight-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear or all four wheels.
The current G70 boasts standard automatic emergency braking, active lane control, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, and a driver-attention monitor. This equipment, paired with its optional LED projector headlights, result in an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. Its standard headlights received a “Poor” rating, which doesn’t qualify for TSP+ status. We expect the advanced safety equipment to remain the same in the 2022 G70, but the new headlights may qualify it for TSP+ status in all trims.