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2019 Genesis G70 Will Be Available With Six-Speed Manual

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Environmental Protection Agency confirms driveline option for 2.0-liter turbo model.

Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis will give its newest model something rarely seen in the premium sport sedan segment when it arrives in April: a manual transmission. According to the Environmental Protection Agency's fuel-economy website (via Car & Driver), the Genesis G70 will be available with three pedals and a six-speed stick when paired with the automaker's 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. Thanks, Genesis.

As has been the case with manual options in recent years, the transmission will come with a fuel-economy penalty versus its automatic-transmission sibling with a rating of 18 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. The G70's 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 model with all-wheel drive will be the thirstiest of the breed at 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined, while the thriftiest will be the automatic, rear-drive model at 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Surprisingly, that means the G70 sport sedan will get what the Kia Stinger is missing, even though that model is considered the sportier of the two.

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Revealed in September, the G70 "showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand's design identity," the automaker claimed at the time. No pricing information has been announced as of yet, but expect Genesis to drop those details any day now.