It’s no secret we love the 2020 Genesis G70 here at Automoblog. It’s a combination of the G70’s stately yet athletic styling, torque-rich engines, and the availability of a manual gearbox that makes us weak in the knees. Debuting two years ago at the New York Auto Show, the G70 is as fresh as a daisy, but Genesis is taking no chances with the revised 2022 G70 sedan.
A Face You Won’t Forget
The current Genesis G70 is not a bad-looking car to begin with, but the 2022 model pushes the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design ethos to the next level. Resting front and center is the new G70’s crest grille first seen on the G80, G90, and GV80 SUV. But on the 2022 G70, the grille is set lower than the new quad headlights.
According to Genesis, the fascia evokes a “sprinter’s pre-race posture” and signifies the new G70’s position as the most athletic sports sedan to date by Genesis. The description pretty much reminds us of “Cheetah Mode” in a Tesla Model S. But the 2022 Genesis G70 really does look ready to pounce all the time, and that’s what you want in a luxury sports car.
Looking at the back, the new G70 has quad taillights that mimic the soaring wings of the Genesis logo. You’ll also find a body-color rear diffuser and oval exhaust tips to complete the sporting vibe.
2022 Genesis G70: Engine Lineup
If those bulbous front fenders are any indication, we reckon the 2022 Genesis G70 is packing some serious muscle underneath its swollen bonnet. We were expecting the Stinger’s new 2.5-liter turbo engine to appear in the G70, but we were wrong.
As it turns out, the Genesis G70 soldiers on with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 253 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. Also available is a larger 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine with direct injection, pumping out a healthy 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of torque.
Is The 2022 Genesis G70 All-Wheel Drive?
The answer is a resounding yes. Rear-wheel-drive is standard for the current G70, but all-wheel drive is optional across the board for an additional $2,100. Whether RWD or AWD, the 2022 Genesis G70 has a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
Will The 2022 G70 Come With a Manual?
We hate to rain on the parade, but Genesis is dropping the manual transmission option for the 2022 G70. You can still order a manual-equipped G70 until 2021, but the 2022 model will be automatic or bust.
Fresh In-Cabin Tech
New for the 2022 Genesis G70 is a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen display with over-the-air (OTA) updates, a new valet mode, and Apple CarPay. Other than those, the interior design carries over from the outgoing model.
2022 Genesis G70 Warranty
Every new Genesis comes with a five-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty. All Genesis vehicles also come with complimentary maintenance, at-home pick-up for three-years/60,000 miles, and a service valet. If you want to know more about extended warranties for Genesis vehicles, our comprehensive guide will show you the way.
2022 Genesis G70: Pricing & Availability
The 2022 Genesis G70 starts anywhere from $40,000 to $55,000, depending on the trim level. The starting MSRP figures below include the $1,045 destination fee.
The G70 2.0T Standard RWD starts at $38,570. The base 2022 G70 is over $1,500 more than last year’s base model, but it gets more standard equipment like 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, dual automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, and tire pressure monitoring, among many others. It also receives a bevy of standard safety features like forward-collision avoidance, lane following, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, smart cruise control, and highway driving assist, to name a few.
The Prestige Package is a $4,000 option for the G70 2.0T (RWD and AWD). It includes snazzier 19-inch wheels, premium leather upholstery, wireless charging, a premium 15-speaker Lexicon audio system, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and many more.
Most surprising is the 2022 Genesis G70 3.3T, which is around $4,000 cheaper than last year’s model. Starting at $43,145, it has 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, dual exhaust, variable-ratio steering, high-performance brakes, and rain-sensing wipers. The Sport Advanced Package is a $4,300 option and includes bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels, a dark chrome grille, a variable exhaust system, ventilated front seats, a wider sunroof, and a 15-speaker Lexicon audio system.
Additionally, the Sport Prestige Package adds a limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, electronically-controlled suspension, genuine Nappa leather seats, a heads-up display, and a 360-degree camera for an extra $4,000 (3.3T RWD) and $3,900 (3.3T AWD), respectively.
The 2022 Genesis G70 Launch Edition has a black and red interior, unique 19-inch multi-spoke wheels, and matte white or gray paint. It starts at $53,545 (RWD) and $55,545 (AWD). The first deliveries are arriving this summer. This free and easy search tool* will show you which Genesis dealers near you are offering the best price.
Alvin Reyes is the Associate Editor of Automoblog. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his younger years and is still very much smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also likes fried chicken, music, and herbal medicine.
Photos & Source: Genesis Motor America.
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