2022 Genesis G70 gets subtle refinements, carryover engines

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The Genesis G70 sport sedan gets a meaningful refresh for 2022, sporting new sheetmetal and a long list of technology upgrades. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and optional twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 engines, however, will carry over unchanged from the previous model.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine will make between 252 hp and 255 hp depending on the trim, and it will team up with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 will make 365 horsepower in its standard form; a new, optional sport exhaust will add 3 horsepower for a total of 368. Rear-wheel drive is standard for both the 2.0T and the V-6, and all-wheel-drive models will offer a new drift mode. There will no longer be a six-speed manual option for 2022.

Genesis G70 front three-quarter
Genesis/Andreas Hempel

Most notable among the visual changes are the quad headlamps, with super-thin LED lamps intended to mimic the wings of the Genesis emblem. There are four new wheel designs, and a new functional air extractor is said to enhance airflow efficiency. At the back, quad taillights and dual exhaust tips round out the exterior updates. There will be 14 different choices of exterior paint colors, including two new metallic options—Sedona Brown and Tasman Blue—and three matte-paint finishes—Verbier White, Melbourne Grey, and an all-new G70-exclusive color, Bond Silver.

Genesis G70 rear three-quarter
Genesis/Andreas Hempel

On the interior, a larger, wide-screen 10.25-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash handles infotainment functions, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Genesis CarPay, voice-recognition car control, and Home Connect (Car-to-home, Home-to-Car). The instrument cluster is larger to offer better readability, and the wireless phone charger features faster charging times. Interior quiet is improved thanks to sound-deadening acoustic glass used in the windshield and front-door windows.

We should hear more info about the U.S. version of the 2022 G70 as we get closer to its on-sale date, which should be sometime in 2021.

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