Hyundai Genesis G70 spotted testing

Hyundai Genesis G70 spotted testing
author image CarTrade Editorial Team
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 16:17 PM

What you see in the pictures is the Genesis brand’s third and smallest model yet, a rear-drive luxury sedan that is all set to challenge the BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4. It is the third model after the G90 and G80 luxury sedans that will be launched under the Genesis luxury sub-brand.

Specifications are still well off being confirmed, but the new 370-hp, 509-Nm 3.3-litre turbocharged six recently launched into the G80 and G90 is expected to feature in the G70 – making it a handy rival to models like the AMG C43 and the BMW 340i. Hyundai claims that in the big G90, the engine will deliver a 0-100km/h time of 6.2 seconds. In the mid-sized G70, that could easily move closer to the 4.7 seconds claimed by the AMG’s C43. Other engines are likely to include a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine lower down in the range, and possibly also a diesel option for certain markets. A plug-in hybrid model, based on the New York concept, could also be on the cards. We hope Hyundai considers launching this model in the Indian market since it will be a worthy rival to the Germans.

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