D he European market entry of Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis continues wait Actually it should be ready by the turn of the year 2019/20, but the premium Koreans are not yet available in this country. Last but not least, the corona pandemic is likely to play a role in the delay, which is why we are still withheld from handsome models like the G70. But in 2021 it should finally be ready: Then the middle grader should start in Korea and then debut in other global markets.
New are the two-part lights
The 4.69 meter long, 1 , 85-meter-wide and 1.40-meter-high Audi A4, BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-class competitors (wheelbase: 2.84 meters) are getting a comprehensive facelift after three years of construction. The corresponding prototypes have been extensively tested, and now there are the first official pictures of the facelift. The brand's characteristic crest grill, which is pulled lower in the new model, can be seen on the front. The quad headlights, which are divided into two parts, give the middle class yet another sporty attitude. The bonnet is contoured and directs the view to the flat windshield.
In the side view, the strong beads fall , the front air outlets positioned just above the sill and the filigree exterior mirror holder. The lower window line rises in a kind of Hofmeister kink, while the roof slopes gently towards the rear. There memories of the BMW look of the former designer Chris Bangle are awakened. The tailgate has an expressive rump, the flap ends flat and trimmedthe two-part rear lights. The finish is made up of double chrome-colored tailpipes and a diffuser. There is a choice of four wheel designs and a total of 14 exterior colors.
Completely renewed cockpit
In the interior, Genesis opts for a driver-facing look. The instrument cluster is now larger than before, and the center console tilts slightly to the left. A free-standing 10.25 inch touchscreen with voice control as well as Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity is housed on it. The wide center console with air baffles and air conditioning control runs down into a chrome panel with automatic selector lever and rotary push button. Overall, the interior looks classy and classically modern. Navigation updates are now possible over-the-air. Improved acoustic glass around the front occupants should improve the noise level, and a dashcam is standard equipment.
When it comes to engines, the facelift doesn't bring anything new. It remains with the well-known trio, whose basic engine is a 202 hp and a maximum of 441 Newton meters strong 2.2-liter turbodiesel. A two-liter, four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 255 hp and a maximum of 353 Newton meters ranks above it. The role of the top engine is played by a double-charged 3.3-liter V6 with 373 hp and a maximum torque of 510 Newton meters in the data sheet.
Top model with drift mode in the sports package
If the new Genesis G70 with 3.3-liter engine is equipped with the optional sports package, it receives a variable exhaust valve system that gives it a more aggressive vocal color. The engineers also integrate a drift mode into its all-wheel drive. Common to all new G70s is the added 'Sports +' driving mode, in which the engine and transmission electronics push the limits of what is feasible.
The package of electronic driver assistants includes, among other things, a front and rear ( collision protection, a blind spot assistant with exit warning, a navigation-based adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, a multi-collision brake and a warning system if there are still passengers in the rear seats.
As othersIn addition to the sedan, the body version should also have a Genesis G70 Shootingbrake . The model is particularly interesting for the European station wagon market and should be launched from 2021. The first prototypes have already been spotted.