It may live on for a while longer.
Following the announcement that Kia will send off the Stinger with a special edition, one can only wonder if its platform stablemate, the 2023 Genesis G70, might suffer the same fate. Like the Stinger, the G70 was recently facelifted for the 2022 model year and rumors suggest the luxury sedan will get another update before it goes away. A more concrete report from The Korean Car Blog suggests we might see the next G70 facelift as soon as next May.
The outlet believes Genesis will show off a second update for the G70 based heavily on the latest G90's styling. Since this will be a mid-cycle facelift rather than an all-new model, it's likely that the engines will stay the same, though there is some possibility the G70 could get the G90's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 or the 48-volt supercharged version.
Hyundai Motor Group has already canceled development of new gasoline engines, so this should be the final Genesis car with an internal combustion engine. The platform will remain the same, but the interior will reportedly receive major upgrades, likely to be more in line with the G90. Don't expect any additional legroom in the rear, but updated screens and switchgear seem like obvious changes.
After the refreshed G70 debuts sometime in 2023, Genesis will reportedly reveal a second-generation model (codenamed RN2) in March 2026. This all-new G70 will be based on the electric E-GMP platform that underpins the GV60 as well as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5. There will not be a gas-powered version sold alongside it.
The G70 we see in 2026 will be all-new from the ground up, meaning it won't share anything in common with the existing model aside for the name. In fact, it will likely share more with the Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan. That car produces up to 320 horsepower from two electric motors, though Genesis could add more power to the mix to differentiate the G70 from the Hyundai.
We'll continue to monitor the rumor mill to glean any new details about the G70 facelift or second generation.