More details of the facelifted model have been revealed.
Though not an all-new vehicle, the 2022 Genesis G70 sports sedan recently received its first major facelift since the model was introduced in 2017. Genesis applied a heavy design update to the G70's exterior, more in line with the larger G80 and G90 sedans while keeping it competitive with luxury rivals.
These updates include the brand's new signature quad headlights with thin LEDs, matching quad taillights, a low-slung crest grille, new wheel designs, a parabolic character line, and Genesis text on the rear decklid. Genesis says it will offer the G70 in 14 colors, including new options like Sedona Brown, Tasman Blue, Verbier White, Melbourne Grey, and Bond Silver.
Inside, the 2022 G70 gets a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a new interface and over-the-air navigation updates. Genesis also enlarged the instrument cluster and added an available wireless smartphone charger. With new acoustic glass on the windshield and windows, Genesis says the G70's cabin should be quieter than ever.
Although the G70 is updated inside and out, we can confirm no changes were made under the hood. A new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine was expected to replace the current 2.0-liter unit, but it seems that these rumors were false. Likewise, the optional 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 stays the same, as does the 2.2-liter turbodiesel sold in other markets.
The engines may not have any changes, but Genesis will add a new "Sports+" drive mode to optimize the engine and transmission programming. V6-powered models also receive a Variable Exhaust Valve System, and the Dynamic AWD System now offers a built-in drift mode. Other tech updates inside the car include voice-recognition car control, valet mode, 360-degree view, home connect, Genesis Digital Key with NFC, and a built-in dash camera.
Genesis says the 2022 G70 will go on sale in South Korea before selling in international markets by 2021.