The name “Genesis” has become synonymous with luxury performance and design. With global dominance in the market, it’s hard to believe that the brand only became an independent marque in 2015. While it initially faced challenges gaining consumers’ attention and trust, car fans now eagerly await the release of each year’s Genesis G70 model. With available 365 hp and a redesigned interior, 2021’s version has not disappointed. But the best part? It’s honestly just really cool.
What to expect from the 2021 Genesis G70 updates
You don’t mess with near-perfection, so it’s unsurprising that the 2021 Genesis G70 doesn’t differ too heavily from the 2020 model. A U.S. News comparison of the two vehicles noted that the standard versions of both cars come with very similar specs — the same dimensions, estimated miles per gallon, and engine. While this does mean that some of consumers’ problems with the 2020 release, like its poor fuel economy and crowded rear, were not thoroughly addressed, the classic makeup provides a solid foundation for the 2021’s exciting upgrades.
The 2021 has the same list of available features as its 2020 counterpart, with more of them coming standard than ever before. Every vehicle comes equipped with an adjustable steering wheel, four-wheel disc brakes, and auto-leveling headlights. You also have the option to make your ride more regal than ever before, with the availability of luxury Nappa leather quilted seats.
The car combines incredible power with confidence and control. Matching the 365-hp upgrade with the 3.3-liter V6 puts you in command of unmatched acceleration, while still allowing you to easily and nimbly navigate.
The Genesis G70’s looks live up to its luxury branding
Of course, all of this cool comes with a cost. Still, Genesis’s commitment to creating an immersive, luxury experience for every drive helps to justify its price tag. After all, its MSRP is a mere $550 higher than the 2020’s was, yet the latest model brings more standard features and increased opportunities for upgrades and customization.
It took consumers some time to get used to the idea of a luxury car coming out of a standard Hyundai dealership. Paying around $36,000 for a car that doesn’t immediately sell you on the top-class experience can be hard to justify. Fortunately, Hyundai has seen that the success of the line earned its own dealership. These Genesis-centric points of sale, coupled with the jaw-dropping interior and exterior of the vehicle, have made one thing abundantly clear – the Genesis has earned its spot in the compact, luxury sport sedan class . . . and it’s here to stay.
The stunning model makes a play for Best in Class
The Genesis G70 is not just a member of the luxury class — it’s a fierce competitor. G70 was named MotorTrend‘s 2019 Car of the Year, beating out industry classics like the BMW 3, Infiniti G35, and Cadillac ATS. As one of their judges put it, “The G70 is smooth, quiet, fast, upscale, nimble, good-looking, and a great value.”
That’s high praise — especially considering that for many competitors, you have to choose between quiet and fast, or good-looking and a great value. The G70 offers it all. The only thing that’s less than you’d expect is the price.
MotorTrend has already taken notice of the 2021 G70 when listing the best-looking cars to come, noting that the model seems to be able to pull off exquisite detailing like no other manufacturers can. Genesis seems to raise the bar with every release, so we’re already looking forward to more information on the 2022 follow-up.