Genesis G70 Gets More Horsepower, Stronger Reins for ‘24October 21, 2023
Looking at the big picture that is the automotive industry, Genesis is a relatively new player in the game. And in their short time, they’ve made some attention-grabbing models: sedans and SUVs primarily, with more emphasis being placed on their electric vehicle portfolio as time goes on.
But today we’re talking about one of their internal-combustion machines; specifically, the G70 sport sedan which, for the 2024 model year, is receiving some impressive updates regarding said gas-powered performance.
The biggest deal here is the engine; the G70 will now come standard with a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine, producing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. This represents an increase of 48 horsepower and 51 lb-ft when compared to the 2.0-liter engine it replaces. That’s a pretty substantial bump and more than likely all the “get up and go” you’ll need; however, buyers can still spring for the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine if they so choose, conjuring up 365 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque.
Genesis must have figured that 300+ horsepower warranted a performance-branded brake setup. Regardless of which engine you opt for, Brembo brakes have been outfitted as standard– and you’ll see no complaints from us.
Of course, Genesis is also marketed as a luxury maker, so it makes sense to also see some changes made to the cabin. Nothing too crazy: A touch display is used for the climate control interface, and the rear-view mirror is now frameless. USB-C charging and a rear side airbag are standard. Some design changes have been made to various functional components, and the interior color palette has grown by two– well, two two-tone options, being Obsidian Black/Fog Gray and Obsidian Black/Vanilla Beige.
With these updates, we’re curious as to what the 2024 Genesis G70’s starting price will be. Currently, a ‘23 model will start just over $40,000 with delivery, so we suspect a small climb considering the powertrain gains. We’ll know more as details emerge in the coming weeks.