2024 Genesis G70 Sedan and Shooting Brake Confirmed for Australia
Genesis’ updated G70 range has gone back to basics, simplifying the range to just two trims and judging by the first images, the gamble has largely paid off. With a focus on enhanced equipment, alongside a few minor tweaks to the styling, both the sedan and the Shooting Brake look every bit a valiant addition to the Korean automaker’s portfolio, replete with some much-revered power. The new Genesis G70 sedan cops a more powerful 3.3-litre petrol twin-turbocharged V6 while the wagon features a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder unit.
According to Genesis, each of these cars arrives fully loaded with no base trims, however, subtle tweaks to the exterior and interior have been applied. Aesthetically, the 2024 G70 remains a cohesive design with a sportier edge when compared to the rest of its siblings within the Genesis range.
What has changed though is a new emblem, a new wheel design, and additional exterior colours. The new front emblem features a guilloche pattern imprint, while the 19-inch alloy wheels are wrapped around Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres with Brembo performance brakes. Elsewhere, there are no less than 13 exterior colours to choose from, including three matte finishes, and new gloss hues Vatna Gray and Kawah Blue paint shade.
Inside, there is an additional 6.0-inch Touch Type LCD climate control panel with a leather-wrapped steering wheel flanked by new controls. Alongside the Obsidian Black and Sevilla Red leather interiors you can also spec a ‘fog grey’ leather upholstery. Genesis has also added Genesis Connected Services with OTA updates and there is also an ‘Intelligent Speed Limit Assist’ feature added which informs the driver of the current speed limit based on a combination of navigation data and road sign recognition (using the windscreen-mounted camera).
“With its sophisticated styling touches and advanced technologies, the 2024 Genesis G70 is a captivating evolution of our dynamic sports luxury sedan and Shooting Brake,” head of Genesis Motors Australia, Connal Yan said.
The G70 sedan also has an update in terms of its driving dynamics with a new Electronic Control Suspension which reduces damping lag and enables the suspension to get both softer and harder depending upon the setting.
With no entry-level trim on offer on both cars, prices have crept up significantly for the sedan especially with RWD 8-speed auto 367bhp now costing AUD$88,000. The Shooting Brake is also more expensive than before with the RWD 2.0 turbo with 240bhp coming in at AUD$81,000. In Australia, Genesis sales have been on a steady rise on the back of strong demand for its SUV range while the new G70 range will now be expected to add to that.
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