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    2019 Genesis G70 To Start From $35,895

      You could buy a 2018 BMW 320i for the same price


    This week, Genesis will begin selling the 2019 G70. A base model will set you back $35,895 with a $995 destination charge - the same price as the current 2018 BMW 320i.

    With the G70, you're getting a lot more car for the money. To start, there is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder offering 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque - well above the 180 hp and 200 lb-ft in the 320i. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic. The list of standard equipment is impressive: 18-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, power front seats, 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist.

    The model that will intrigue driving enthusiasts will be the G70 Sport. This is the only G70 model that will have a six-speed manual. There of course are some other goodies such as imited-slip differential, Brembo brakes with performance pads, a sport exhaust system, and Michelin PS4 summer tires. It will set you back $38,895.

    Those wanting more power will need to step up to the turbocharged 3.3L V6 with 365 horsepower that begins at $44,745 for the Advanced RWD. Stepping up to the V6 also nets you the Brembo brakes, leather upholstery, navigation, and full-LED headlights.

    All-wheel drive is a $2,000 option on all models except for the Sport with the manual.

    Genesis will be offering two launch edition models of the G70. The Design Edition will come with a forest green exterior with cream colored leather seats; and dark green coloring for interior panels. RWD models get 19-inch alloys with Michelin PS4 summer tires, while AWD models make do with a heated steering wheel. The Dynamic Edition gets unique suspension tuning, summer tires, performance brake pads, and a improved cooling system. Both models will come with the 3.3L turbo V6. Pricing for these models are $49,745 and $51,245 respectively. Genesis is only planning on building 400 of each model.

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    Genesis Announces 2019 G70 Pricing Starting At $34,900

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., September 19, 2018 – The 2019 Genesis G70 goes on sale this week with either a 2.0T inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a 3.3T V-6 twin-turbocharged engine. G70s equipped with the 2.0T engine are available in six generously equipped trim levels, including a special manual transmission Sport package, with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $34,900. The G70s equipped with the 3.3T engine are available in four generously equipped trim levels, plus two limited production Special Edition models, with a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $43,750.

    G70 2.0T is offered in six trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige, Dynamic, Sport and Sport M/T, while G70 3.3T variants are available in four trim levels: Advanced, Elite, Prestige and Sport. The two limited production Special Edition 3.3T packages: Dynamic Special Edition and Design Special Edition, will only be produced in quantities of 400 units each. Every G70 sedan comes standard with class-leading active and passive safety technology, refined interior appointments and driver-focused features.

    G70 Trim

    MSRP

     

    Launch Editions

    MSRP

    2.0T Advanced RWD

    $34,900

    Design RWD

    $48,750

    2.0T Advanced AWD

    $36,900

    Dynamic RWD

    $50,250

    2.0T Sport M/T RWD

    $37,900

    Design AWD

    $50,750

    3.3T Advanced RWD

    $43,750

    Dynamic AWD

    $52,250

    3.3T Advanced AWD

    $45,750

     

    MSRP excludes $995 destination charge.

     

    G70 Advanced 2.0T RWD: $34,900

    The list of standard features on the 252-hp, G70 Advanced 2.0T trim is competitive. Rear-wheel drive is standard; the AWD Package, available on all trim levels except 2.0T Sport with the 6-speed manual transmission, adds HTRAC all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel.

    Performance

    · 2.0L I4 T-GDI (252HP/260lb-ft)

    (255HP/260lb-ft with M/T)

    · 8-speed A/T with paddle shifters & rev match

    · Shift-by-Wire

    · Idle Stop & Go (ISG)

    · MacPherson strut front & multi-link rear suspension

    · Ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

    · Rack-mounted Motor-driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)

    · Intelligent drive mode


    Exterior

    · LED daytime running lights

    · LED taillights

    · Heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

    ·18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin all-season tires (P225/45R18)

    · Hands-free smart trunk

     


    Interior

    · Proximity key with push-button start

    · Stainless steel front door sill plates

    · 12-way power driver’s seat including four-way power lumbar

    · Power windows with front and rear auto-up/down

    · 8-way power passenger’s seat

    · Electronic parking brake

    · 60/40 split-folding rear seat

    · Dual automatic climate control

    · Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

    · Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink

    · Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    · Leatherette seating surfaces

    · Illuminated front vanity mirrors with sliding sun visors

    · Rear seat folding armrest with cup holders

    · Front map light & pin light

    · Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

    · Rearview camera with parking guidelines

    · Steering wheel audio, cruise & phone controls


    Multimedia

    · HD Radio

    · 2 front USB ports; 1 rear USB port

    · 7-inch color LCD multi-information display

    · Genesis Connected Services telematics

    · 8-inch display audio screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and rearview camera with parking guidelines


    Safety

    · Forward Collision Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection

    · Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

     

    · Tire Pressure Monitoring System with tire pressure indicators

    · Lane Keep Assist

     

    · High Beam Assist

    · Driver Attention Warning

     

    · Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning

    · 7 airbags: dual front, front side, side curtain, and driver knee

     

     

    · Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) w/ESC & TCS

    · Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) / Brake Assist (BA)

     

    · Front seatbelt pre-tensioners

    · Automatic halogen headlights

             

    G70 Advanced 2.0T AWD: $36,900

    Includes all above-referenced G70 Advanced 2.0T RWD content plus:

    · HTRAC® AWD System

    · Heated steering wheel

     

    2.0T Elite: $39,900 ($41,900 with AWD)

    To the 2.0T Advanced trim level, G70 2.0T Elite adds:

    · Full LED headlights

    · Rain-sensing windshield wipers

    · Front passenger seat walk-in device

    · Integrated Memory System (IMS)

    · Front and rear parking sensors

    · Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    · Power-folding, auto-dimming exterior mirrors

    · Heated and ventilated front seats

    · Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

    · Integrated navigation system with complimentary lifetime traffic updates

    · Leather seating surfaces

    · Sunroof

    · Genesis logo approach lights

    · Aluminum door and console trim

     

    2.0T Prestige: $44,900 (AWD only)

    G70 2.0T Prestige adds even more feature content:

    · Power driver seat cushion extension

    · Heads-up display (HUD)

    · Front passenger four-way power lumbar

    · Qi wireless charging pad

    · Nappa leather seating surfaces with luxury quilting

    · Surround-view monitor

    · Heated rear seats

    · Low Beam Assist

    · Dinamica microfiber headliner

     

     

    2.0T Dynamic: $43,900 ($45,900 with AWD)

    Aimed at drivers who want even more performance, G70 2.0T Dynamic adds:

    · Limited-slip differential (RWD only)

    · 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

     

    2.0T Sport: $44,900 ($46,900 with AWD)

    The pinnacle of performance is G70 2.0T Sport, which builds on feature content from G70 2.0T Prestige.

    · 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

    · Nappa leather seating surfaces with sport quilting (choice of red or gray contrast stitching with black interior)

     

    · Limited-slip differential (RWD only)

    · Dark chrome grille and daylight opening

    · Copper headlight bezel accents

    · Alloy pedals

    · Dark tint taillight covers

     

     

    2.0T Sport 6MT: $37,900

    G70 2.0T Sport 6MT comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox and even more performance-oriented equipment.

    · Multi-plate type limited-slip differential

    · Sport exhaust system

    · Brembo braking system with

    performance brake pads

    · Manual parking brake

    · 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19,  R P255/35R19)

    · Aluminum door & console trim

     

    · Full LED headlights

    · Heated and ventilated front seats

    · Power driver seat cushion extension

    · Integrated Memory System (IMS)

    · Alloy pedals

    · Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    · Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

    · Tire Mobility Kit (TMK)

     

    3.3T Advanced: $43,750 ($45,750 with AWD)

    Standard features on the 365-hp/376lb-ft, G70 3.3T Advanced generously reinforce its sport-sedan image, adding to or replacing content on G70 2.0T Advanced. Rear-wheel drive is standard.

    · Multi-plate type limited-slip differential

    · Power tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    · Brembo braking system

    · Dual exhaust

    · Sport-tuned suspension

    · Steering with variable gear ratio

    · Alloy pedals

    · Integrated Memory System (IMS)

    · Full LED headlights

    · Integrated navigation system

    · Genesis logo approach lights

    · Aluminum door and console trim

    · Leather seating surfaces with heating and ventilation

    · Power driver seat bolster

    · Power driver seat cushion extension

    · Front passenger seat four-way power lumbar

    · Front passenger seat walk-in device

    · Power folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors

    · 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin PS4 summer tires (F P225/40R19, R P255/35R19); all-season tires for AWD models

    · Lexicon 15-speaker audio system with Quantum Logic Surround and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology

     

    G70 Advanced 3.3T AWD: $45,750

    Includes all above-referenced G70 Advanced 3.3T RWD content plus:

    · HTRAC® AWD System

    · Heated steering wheel



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    The problem I see with this car is the interior, it looks like it belongs in a Sonata and not a luxury car.  I have not sat in one of these, I have sat in the G80 and G90 and the materials and build quality have a discount feel to them.  They want BMW money for the G70 but you aren’t getting  BMW interior and build quality and you aren’t getting the BMW badge.  And yes the badge matters.

    They probably need a $5k price cut as the car is now, but I imagine there will be incentives on these and you’ll get dealers selling at $5k off sticker which could make it a good buy.

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    The problem I see with this car is the interior, it looks like it belongs in a Sonata and not a luxury car.  I have not sat in one of these, I have sat in the G80 and G90 and the materials and build quality have a discount feel to them.  They want BMW money for the G70 but you aren’t getting  BMW interior and build quality and you aren’t getting the BMW badge.  And yes the badge matters.

    They probably need a $5k price cut as the car is now, but I imagine there will be incentives on these and you’ll get dealers selling at $5k off sticker which could make it a good buy.

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    Probably a better value than the Bimmer, and reliability as well.  Bimmers are a nightmare when it comes to the cost of maintenance and repair.  They're over engineered, and it seems everyone has one.  With the Genesis at least you get to be unique, and this car looks better in my opinion

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    Probably a better value than the Bimmer, and reliability as well.  Bimmers are a nightmare when it comes to the cost of maintenance and repair.  They're over engineered, and it seems everyone has one.  With the Genesis at least you get to be unique, and this car looks better in my opinion

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    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Is that a Rebadge of the MB CLA?

     

    THat's an insult to the Genesis G70.  The CLA is an inferior car for more money (interior aside).

    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Is that a Rebadge of the MB CLA?

     

    THat's an insult to the Genesis G70.  The CLA is an inferior car for more money (interior aside).

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    2 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Is that a Rebadge of the MB CLA?

     

    Huh????  The CLA is just a FWD transverse engine generic.  This has a RWD platform.   And M-B has platform sharing w/ Nissan/Infiniti, not Hyundai/Genesis.   Maybe you need new glasses, looks nothing like the CLA.

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    The new A-class sedan which is a size smaller than this has a better interior, and all they have shown is the 200 hp version but the 300 and 400 hp versions are coming next year and will be faster than a G70, I don’t know about handling.  

    But this is Genesis’s C-class competitor and the difference is drastic.  First off the C-class has a better interior than a G90 and the C43 will out perform this thing and they have a C63.

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    The new A-class sedan which is a size smaller than this has a better interior, and all they have shown is the 200 hp version but the 300 and 400 hp versions are coming next year and will be faster than a G70, I don’t know about handling.  

    But this is Genesis’s C-class competitor and the difference is drastic.  First off the C-class has a better interior than a G90 and the C43 will out perform this thing and they have a C63.

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    The compact premium sports sedan is really crowded..Genesis is joining a market that has Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes...

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    I don't know about the materials or fit and finish, but the interior looks very attractive from the photos.   The exterior is clean, doesn't try and copy BMW or MB.   Automobile or Road & Track had a good write up of it this month, sounds like it drives quite well.

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    This is a fantastic package at that price and Genesis knows it. Cadillac better be paying attention.

    i don't think Caddy thinks they are competing in the 'same space' as 'Genesis' but i think you are right to a fair degree.

    ALthough, the Genesis becomes the new 'challenged credit' luxury car king.  And some Sonata buyers will get shifted / moved to these when the inventories swell if that is what happens.  Hyundai will have enough leeway with easy credit and big discounts to move these eventually if they don't catch right away.

    I mean, luxury has become fairly faceless in the car biz anyways.  BMW and MB stay strong with long term uppity identity but I doubt too many Infiniti buyers or even a subset of Lexus buyers who may be fickle, for example are that snobbish about it that they wouldn't switch to Genesis in a drop of a hat if they saved a few grand.  As long as it is still a 'luxury brand'.  And 'Asian'.

    But i would say this, if one is looking for luxury then why not just go find a deeply discounted Alfa Romeo>?

     

     

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    1 hour ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    This is a fantastic package at that price and Genesis knows it. Cadillac better be paying attention.

    i don't think Caddy thinks they are competing in the 'same space' as 'Genesis' but i think you are right to a fair degree.  I just wonder if Cadillac just flat out avoids competing.

    ALthough, the Genesis becomes the new 'challenged credit' luxury car king.  And some Sonata buyers will get shifted / moved to these when the inventories swell if that is what happens.  Hyundai will have enough leeway with easy credit and big discounts to move these eventually if they don't catch right away.

    I mean, luxury has become fairly faceless in the car biz anyways.  BMW and MB stay strong with long term uppity identity but I doubt too many Infiniti buyers or even a subset of Lexus buyers who may be fickle, for example are that snobbish about it that they wouldn't switch to Genesis in a drop of a hat if they saved a few grand.  As long as it is still a 'luxury brand'.  And 'Asian'.

    But i would say this, if one is looking for luxury then why not just go find a deeply discounted Alfa Romeo>?

     

     

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    I love it.  If I was looking for another sport sedan to replace mine I think this would be one of my top choices.  To me it looks much better inside and out than the Kia Stinger as well.

    12 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    The new A-class sedan which is a size smaller than this has a better interior, and all they have shown is the 200 hp version but the 300 and 400 hp versions are coming next year and will be faster than a G70, I don’t know about handling.  

    But this is Genesis’s C-class competitor and the difference is drastic.  First off the C-class has a better interior than a G90 and the C43 will out perform this thing and they have a C63.

    You must be joking ..

    2019-genesis-g70-interior.jpeg

    merc_c-class_2018_51.jpg

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    14 hours ago, smk4565 said:

    The new A-class sedan which is a size smaller than this has a better interior, and all they have shown is the 200 hp version but the 300 and 400 hp versions are coming next year and will be faster than a G70, I don’t know about handling.  

    But this is Genesis’s C-class competitor and the difference is drastic.  First off the C-class has a better interior than a G90 and the C43 will out perform this thing and they have a C63.

    The A-Class is a FWD platform and a little bird told me they suck.  The A-Class, while much improved over the previous generation, is not that much improved to be competing in the G70, Q50/60, 3/4-series playground.   The C-Class is only good when you option it up into the $50s... otherwise you're getting plastic seats (still a possibility at $50+k) and none of the interesting finishes.

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    2 hours ago, ykX said:

    I love it.  If I was looking for another sport sedan to replace mine I think this would be one of my top choices.  To me it looks much better inside and out than the Kia Stinger as well.

     

    The G70 is on the same platform as the Stinger, isn't it?  Thought I read that somewhere. I like the interior..

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    26 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The G70 is on the same platform as the Stinger, isn't it?  Thought I read that somewhere. I like the interior..

    Yes, I believe you are correct.

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    29 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    The G70 is on the same platform as the Stinger, isn't it?  Thought I read that somewhere. I like the interior..

    It is on the same platform but it is shorter and probably slightly lighter.  I believe they share engines as well.  Plus I think it looks better than Stinger and have better interior.

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    I had to remove the Genesis press release from being embedded in the story because it was causing HTML issues on the site.  If you wish to read the original press release, I placed a link at the end of the story. 

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    18 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Is that a Rebadge of the MB CLA?

     

    Are you confusing Genesis with Infiniti?  Infiniti has a rebadge of the GLA.... and it's much more attractive than the Benz original.

     

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    16 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    Are you confusing Genesis with Infiniti?  Infiniti has a rebadge of the GLA.... and it's much more attractive than the Benz original.

     

    My response was that when I first read this and I am very excited by the cost per features of this car, but the first thing it reminded me of was an MB CLA when I looked at it.

    I do think that the Korean brands tend to take heavily from the Germans in their style. The coupe sedan look is just so blah as MB especially seems to make all their cars look the same.

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    This could be competition for Cadillac but I think more so Acura or Infiniti.  Really the luxury segment has 2 segments, German: Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, (Rolls, Bentley, Lambo under German control too) and those that want discount Luxury and are not paying German pricing, this is where Cadillac, Infiniti and Genesis come in.  

    But the previous 2 Genesis cars that undercut the competition way more in price than a G70 aren’t selling at all.  The G90 is like 60% the price of an S-class and doesn’t sell, so how is pricing a G70 at 90% of a C-class make any sense?  G70 might be a decent car but it doesn’t have enough motor to stand out and the interior still looks weak to me, like worse than the ATS which is dated and has a bad interior. 

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      Continuing to embrace the philosophy of the original 1989 MX-5 Miata, this special edition represents three decades of history. A history that has been filled with so many people, from the passionate Mazda engineers who created the first-generation MX-5 as a homage to early lightweight European sportscars, to the succeeding development engineers who took up the challenge to build on the high ambitions of their predecessors. Collectively, they all helped the MX-5 reach amazing heights, from being the first car to win both World Car of the Year and World Design of the Year in the same year with the current generation MX-5 Miata in 2016, to achieving production of the one millionth unit in April 2016. In total, the MX-5 has won over 280 awards, as of January 2019, with many of those accolades thanks to the unshakable support of Mazda owners and fans all over the world. This special edition is meant to commemorate all these milestones and the important people that have been part of this special journey, especially Mazda's enthusiastic fans.
      The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary, offered in both soft top and RF models, builds upon the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring, which added many new features including a newly refined powertrain rated to deliver 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque; a 17 percent increase over the previous model year. The first noticeable new feature is the exclusive Racing Orange exterior paint color. This strikingly vivid color pays homage to the yellow MX-5 Miata Club Racer that also debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. Racing Orange is meant to represent sunrise and anticipation, while staying true to the characteristics of a pure sports car. The roof on RF is painted Racing Orange, while the soft top will feature a black cloth top. The theme continues to the interior with orange interior louvers and orange piping on the heated RECARO sports seats. The seats in this special edition are wrapped in Alcantara, which is also found in the door inserts and lower instrument panel. All of these features help to further enhance the customer's sense of exclusivity and pride of ownership.
      To contrast the brilliant color, the new RAYS ZE40 17-inch Dark Gunmetal forged alloy wheels play up the MX-5's driving legacy. Customers may notice these wheels are based on the Global MX-5 Cup Car, further connecting the iconic roadster's anniversary edition to its racing roots.
      Standard in all 2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary models are Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM infotainment technologies. Also standard is SiriusXM with three-month subscription and new SiriusXM three-year Traffic Plus and Travel Link® subscription.
      No special edition would be complete without the appropriate badging. Each 2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary model will be affixed with a special "30th Anniversary" serialized badging on the driver's side rear quarter panel to help commemorate 30 years of endless gratitude and unbending determination to keep evolving.
      Production of 2019 Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary model will be limited to a total of just 3,000 units worldwide. In the U.S., there will be a total of 500 non-sequentially badged units available through a custom build to order website at www.mazdausa.com/30th-anniversary. Owners can order their 2019 Mazda  MX-5 30th Anniversary model as either a soft top or RF with either a manual or automatic transmission. Orders can be placed starting on 2/7 at 12 p.m. CST.

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