The superb sports sedan beats the Germans on pretty much every financial front.

Genesis finally announced pricing for its G70 sedan, with the cheapest model starting at $34,900 plus another $995 in destination charges for a grand total of $35,895. That will get you a rear-wheel drive G70 with a 252-horsepower (188-kilowatt) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot under the hood, connected to an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters. On the high end, $53,245 (including the aforementioned destination charge) will put you into a maxed out 3.3T Dynamic model, packing 365 hp (272 kW) with all-wheel drive, performance brake pads, summer tires, Nappa leather interior, electronically controlled suspension, and all the latest driver safety tech.

Take a look at the Genesis G70:

It should be noted, however, that the G70 Dynamic will be a limited-run model with only 400 built. The same can be said for the G70 Design, which adds a bit more luxury in place of sporty add-ons. With that in mind, the most expensive mass-produced G70 is the 3.3T Sport AWD at $52,495. Regardless of the trim, all G70 models feature a full suite of safety systems including forward collision avoidance and pedestrian detection with active braking, lane-keep assist, active cruise control, blind spot and cross traffic alerts, and driver attention warnings.

2019 Genesis G70: First Drive
2019 Genesis G70: First Drive

When you start diving into the numbers, it seems fairly clear that the Germans are square in the G70’s crosshairs. Whether you choose the entry-level four-cylinder 2.0T or the highest-spec V6, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, luxury or sport, Genesis checks in roughly $5,000 less than a comparable BMW 3 Series. The story is much the same with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, though you need to step up to the AMG C 43 to get close to the G70’s V6 performance. Things are a bit closer with Audi, though the least expensive Quattro still costs $40,500 compared to the G70’s $36,900 for an AWD 2.0T with identical horsepower. It’s a close match on the high-end though, with a $51,400 base model Audi S4 matching up well in terms of power and equipment to the highest-spec G70.

Genesis is certainly attacking the Germans on price, but here’s the plot twist: it really doesn’t need to. We’ve had a lengthy visit with the G70 in both four-cylinder and V6 formats, and it’s a phenomenal performer that could well be the best in its category. Now that we have definitive pricing for the G70, the new sports sedan from South Korea seems an even sweeter deal.

Source: Genesis

 

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GENESIS ANNOUNCES 2019 G70 PRICING STARTING AT $34,900

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., September 19, 2018 – The 2019 Genesis G70 goes on sale this week with either a 2.0T inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a 3.3T V-6 twin-turbocharged engine. G70s equipped with the 2.0T engine are available in six generously equipped trim levels, including a special manual transmission Sport package, with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,900. The G70s equipped with the 3.3T engine are available in four generously equipped trim levels, plus two limited production Special Edition models, with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $43,750.

G70 2.0T is offered in six trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige, Dynamic, Sport and Sport M/T, while G70 3.3T variants are available in four trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige and Sport. The two limited production Special Edition 3.3T packages: Dynamic Special Edition and Design Special Edition, will only be produced in quantities of 400 units each. Every G70 sedan comes standard with class-leading active and passive safety technology, refined interior appointments and driver-focused features.

G70 Trim

MSRP

 

Launch Editions

MSRP

2.0T Advanced RWD

$34,900

Design RWD

$48,750

2.0T Advanced AWD

$36,900

Dynamic RWD

$50,250

2.0T Sport M/T RWD

$37,900

Design AWD

$50,750

3.3T Advanced RWD

$43,750

Dynamic AWD

$52,250

3.3T Advanced AWD

$45,750

 

MSRP excludes $995 destination charge.

 

G70 Advanced 2.0T RWD: $34,900

The list of standard features on the 252-hp, G70 Advanced 2.0T trim is competitive. Rear-wheel drive is standard; the AWD Package, available on all trim levels except 2.0T Sport with the 6-speed manual transmission, adds HTRAC all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel.

Performance

· 2.0L I4 T-GDI (252HP/260lb-ft)

(255HP/260lb-ft with M/T)

· 8-speed A/T with paddle shifters & rev match

· Shift-by-Wire

· Idle Stop & Go (ISG)

· MacPherson strut front & multi-link rear suspension

· Ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

· Rack-mounted Motor-driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)

· Intelligent drive mode


Exterior

· LED daytime running lights

· LED taillights

· Heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

·18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin all-season tires (P225/45R18)

· Hands-free smart trunk

 


Interior

· Proximity key with push-button start

· Stainless steel front door sill plates

· 12-way power driver’s seat including four-way power lumbar

· Power windows with front and rear auto-up/down

· 8-way power passenger’s seat

· Electronic parking brake

· 60/40 split-folding rear seat

· Dual automatic climate control

· Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

· Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink

· Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

· Leatherette seating surfaces

· Illuminated front vanity mirrors with sliding sun visors

· Rear seat folding armrest with cup holders

· Front map light & pin light

· Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

· Rearview camera with parking guidelines

· Steering wheel audio, cruise & phone controls


Multimedia

· HD Radio

· 2 front USB ports; 1 rear USB port

· 7-inch color LCD multi-information display

· Genesis Connected Services telematics

· 8-inch display audio screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and rearview camera with parking guidelines


Safety

· Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection

· Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

 

· Tire Pressure Monitoring System with tire pressure indicators

· Lane Keep Assist

 

· High Beam Assist

· Driver Attention Warning

 

· Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning

· 7 airbags: dual front, front side, side curtain, and driver knee

 

 

· Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) w/ESC & TCS

· Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) / Brake Assist (BA)

 

· Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

· Automatic halogen headlights

         

G70 Advanced 2.0T AWD: $36,900

Includes all above-referenced G70 Advanced 2.0T RWD content plus:

· HTRAC® AWD System

· Heated steering wheel

 

2.0T Elite: $39,900 ($41,900 with AWD)

To the 2.0T Advanced trim level, G70 2.0T Elite adds:

· Full LED headlights

· Rain-sensing windshield wipers

· Front passenger seat walk-in device

· Integrated Memory System (IMS)

· Front and rear parking sensors

· Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

· Power-folding, auto-dimming exterior mirrors

· Heated and ventilated front seats

· Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

· Integrated navigation system with complimentary lifetime traffic updates

· Leather seating surfaces

· Sunroof

· Genesis logo approach lights

· Aluminum door and console trim

 

2.0T Prestige: $44,900 (AWD only)

G70 2.0T Prestige adds even more feature content:

· Power driver seat cushion extension

· Heads-up display (HUD)

· Front passenger four-way power lumbar

· Qi wireless charging pad

· Nappa leather seating surfaces with luxury quilting

· Surround-view monitor

· Heated rear seats

· Low Beam Assist

· Dinamica microfiber headliner

 

 

2.0T Dynamic: $43,900 ($45,900 with AWD)

Aimed at drivers who want even more performance, G70 2.0T Dynamic adds:

· Limited-slip differential (RWD only)

· 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

 

2.0T Sport: $44,900 ($46,900 with AWD)

The pinnacle of performance is G70 2.0T Sport, which builds on feature content from G70 2.0T Prestige.

· 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

· Nappa leather seating surfaces with sport quilting (choice of red or gray contrast stitching with black interior)

 

· Limited-slip differential (RWD only)

· Dark chrome grille and daylight opening

· Copper headlight bezel accents

· Alloy pedals

· Dark tint taillight covers

 

 

2.0T Sport 6MT: $37,900

G70 2.0T Sport 6MT comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox and even more performance-oriented equipment.

· Multi-plate type limited-slip differential

· Sport exhaust system

· Brembo braking system with

performance brake pads

· Manual parking brake

· 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

· Aluminum door & console trim

 

· Full LED headlights

· Heated and ventilated front seats

· Power driver seat cushion extension

· Integrated Memory System (IMS)

· Alloy pedals

· Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

· Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

· Tire Mobility Kit (TMK)

 

3.3T Advanced: $43,750 ($45,750 with AWD)

Standard features on the 365-hp/376lb-ft, G70 3.3T Advanced generously reinforce its sport-sedan image, adding to or replacing content on G70 2.0T Advanced. Rear-wheel drive is standard.

· Multi-plate type limited-slip differential

· Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

· Brembo braking system

· Dual exhaust

· Sport-tuned suspension

· Steering with variable gear ratio

· Alloy pedals

· Integrated Memory System (IMS)

· Full LED headlights

· Integrated navigation system

· Genesis logo approach lights

· Aluminum door and console trim

· Leather seating surfaces with heating and ventilation

· Power driver seat bolster

· Power driver seat cushion extension

· Front passenger seat four-way power lumbar

· Front passenger seat walk-in device

· Power folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors

· 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19, R P255/35R19); all-season tires for AWD models

· Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

 

G70 Advanced 3.3T AWD: $45,750

Includes all above-referenced G70 Advanced 3.3T RWD content plus:

· HTRAC® AWD System

· Heated steering wheel

· 18-inch alloy wheels & all-season tires (F & R P225/45R18)

 

 

3.3T Elite: $45,500 ($47,500 with AWD)

To the 3.3T Advanced trim level, G70 3.3T Elite adds:

· Low Beam Assist (LBA)

· Front and rear parking sensors

· Sunroof

· Qi wireless charging pad

· Rain-sensing windshield wipers

 

 

3.3T Prestige: $48,000 ($50,000 with AWD)

G70 3.3T Prestige adds even more feature content:

· Heads-up display (HUD)

· Surround-view monitor (SVM)

· Dinamica microfiber headliner

· Heated rear seats

· Nappa leather seating surfaces with luxury quilting

 

 

3.3T Sport: $49,500 ($51,500 with AWD)

The ultimate in driver-oriented performance is the G70 3.3T Sport.

· Electronically controlled suspension

· Alloy pedals

· Copper headlight bezel accents

· Dark tint taillight covers

· Dark chrome grille and daylight opening

· Nappa leather seating surfaces with sport quilting (choice of red or gray contrast stitching with black interior)

· 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19, R P255/35R19) for RWD and AWD variants

   

 

3.3T Design Edition: $48,750 ($50,750 with AWD)

Limited to 400 models in the first year of production, the 3.3T Design Edition features an exclusive combination of interior and exterior finishes. It builds on the 3.3T Prestige.

  • Exclusive Black Forest Green exterior color
  • Cream Nappa leather seats with luxury quilting and Genesis logo embossed headrest
  • Dark green upper I/P and upper door panels
  • Pasubio leather steering wheel
  • Premium cabin air filter
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin summer tires (RWD only)
  • Heated steering wheel (AWD only)

 

3.3T Dynamic Edition: $50,250 ($52,250 with AWD)

The G70 3.3T Dynamic Edition, also limited to 400 models in the first year of production, embodies the essence of G70 performance. Its feature content is based on G70 3.3T Sport, plus:

  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires
  • Performance brake pads
  • Unique electronically controlled suspension tuning
  • Upgraded thermal capacity
  • Heated steering wheel (AWD only)
  • Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) for reduced weight

 

Unparalleled Safety as Standard

For the G70, safety is a priority. It features a comprehensive array of safety features as standard:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

 

The Genesis Experience

Beyond intriguing design, unparalleled luxury, dynamic performance, and segment-leading safety, G70 customers will enjoy numerous amenities that are a hallmark of the Genesis brand:

  • Three years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance
  • Three years/36,000 miles of complimentary Genesis Service Valet care
  • Three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Services
  • Three years of complimentary SiriusXM® Travel Link (Data Services)
  • Three years of complimentary Annual Multimedia and Navigation Updates
  • Lifetime complimentary traffic data via HD+ Traffic radio

 

Genesis 2019 G70 Model Range Pricing Summary

Powertrain

(Engine / Transmission)

Model

MSRP

2.0T  /  6MT

2.0T M/T RWD

$37,900

2.0T  /  8AT

2.0T A/T Advanced RWD

$34,900

2.0T A/T Elite RWD

$39,900

2.0T A/T Dynamic RWD

$43,900

2.0T A/T Sport RWD

$44,900

2.0T A/T Advanced AWD

$36,900

2.0T A/T Elite AWD

$41,900

2.0T A/T Prestige AWD

$44,900

2.0T A/T Dynamic AWD

$45,900

2.0T A/T Sport AWD

$46,900

3.3T  /  8AT

3.3T A/T Advanced RWD

$43,750

3.3T A/T Elite RWD

$45,500

3.3T A/T Prestige RWD

$48,000

3.3T A/T Sport RWD

$49,500

3.3T A/T Advanced AWD

$45,750

3.3T A/T Elite AWD

$47,500

3.3T A/T Prestige AWD

$50,000

3.3T A/T Sport AWD

$51,500

3.3T Design RWD

$48,750

3.3T Dynamic  RWD

$50,250

3.3T Design AWD

$50,750

3.3T Dynamic AWD

$52,250

 

Freight Charges for the 2019MY Genesis G70 are $995

 

 

Genesis Motor America 
Genesis Motor America, LLC is headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. Genesis is a global luxury automotive brand that delivers the highest standards of performance, design and innovation. A total of six new Genesis models, including the flagship full-size G90 luxury sedan, mid-luxury G80 and G80 Sport sedans and the first-ever, all-new G70 entry luxury sport sedan, will launch by 2021 and compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands. All Genesis vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by an industry-leading warranty with enhanced roadside assistance and concierge services. In just the first half of 2018, Genesis won highest-ranked brand in the automotive industry awards for quality and owner satisfaction from highly-respected, third-party experts Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and AutoPacific.