The Genesis G70 is set to receive a substantial makeover, as evidenced by a prototype recently spotted testing in the Austrian Alps. The G70 only arrived for 2019, but Genesis wants to update the styling so it matches up with the rest of the cars in the automaker's lineup, namely the new G80 and GV80.
Key among the changes will be the adoption of Genesis’ quad-element lighting theme, where each light cluster is split to give the effect of four individual elements, front and rear. Another signature element of Genesis’ latest styling theme is a large mesh grille in the shape of a crest. Also visible on the prototype is a new design for the side vents located behind each of the front wheels.
Likewise, the interior should also be updated to match the latest models in the Genesis lineup. The dash is likely to become less cluttered and will feature a digital instrument cluster and larger infotainment screen. That digital instrument cluster should pick up Continental’s new 3D graphics, which are already used in the GV80.
It isn’t clear what mechanical mods are planned. A bump in horsepower for the current 252hp 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 is possible. The current 365hp 3.3L twin-turbocharged V-6 will likely carry over so the G70’s V-6 doesn't trounce the 375 hp of the newly developed 3.5L twin-turbocharged V-6 in the G80.
It also isn’t clear if there will be an increase in pricing. Look for the updated G70 to arrive in 2021 as a ’22 model.
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