New 2021 Genesis G70 revealed, Australia next year

The new G70 sports sedan will launch locally in the first half of 2021.

Korean luxury brand Genesis is set to launch this newly facelifted G70 model in Australia next year. Having just been revealed in Korea, it gives us a taste of what to expect.

The G70 is the brand’s BMW 3 Series rival, sharing its platform and engines with the Kia Stinger. In its home market it has available 2.0 four-cylinder and 3.3-litre V6 petrol engines, plus a 2.2-litre diesel, with four-wheel drive available, too. A wagon version is rumoured to be joining the G70 line-up too.

The latest updates bring the G70 – originally launched in 2017 – up to date with the brand’s Athletic Elegance design philosophy, while there are also substantial tech upgrades including a new 10.25-inch touchscreen and over-the-air wireless updates.

The current Genesis line-up comprises the G70, G80 and G90 saloons and the GV80 large SUV. Further models are expected for the Genesis assault on Australia, potentially including electric cars sitting on the Hyundai Group E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform).

Hyundai has just announced three new EV models as part of its all-electric Ioniq sub-brand and we’d expect Genesis to follow suit with upmarket versions of those cars.

Steve Fowler

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