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Genesis G70

Third Genesis model launched in Korea

SEOUL, September 26, 2017

The new Genesis G70, a luxury performance sedan, was recently unveiled at a special festival in Seoul’s Olympic Park in Seoul, with the announcement that timing for its rollout in other markets will be announced soon.

The G70 also incorporates numerous advanced driver assist systems and a high level of connectivity with server-based voice recognition technology using Kakao Corp’s artificial intelligence platform.

“The launch of the Genesis G70 is an important milestone for our brand,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, head of Genesis Division. “We deliberately chose Seoul, as this is our place of origin. This is where we are coming together with our customers and friends in the music industry to celebrate as a people’s festival.”

The all-new G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity. Athletic elegance is represented in the exterior styling, as the car captures both beauty and tension, like an athlete poised to perform.

Luc Donckerwolke, head of Genesis Design, said: “At Genesis, we shape fascination and desire with the passion, dedication and talent from our designers. We modulated all parameters from the Genesis DNA to tailor a sports sedan. This challenge required the highest skills and know-how. The G70 is designed to captivate all senses with its sensuous and tensioned muscular volumes.”

The G70 offers three powertrains internationally – a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline turbo, 2.0-liter I4 gasoline turbo and a 2.2-liter I4 diesel. The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 370 PS and maximum torque of 52.0kgfm, 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h.

Variable-ratio steering and electronically controlled suspension are standard to provide agile steering response and an optimal ride-and-handling experience.

The G70 2.0 turbo gasoline model is equipped with the Theta-II 2.0-liter turbo GDI engine, with 252 PS and maximum torque of 36.0kgfm. (Sports package: 255 PS). The G70 2.2 diesel model is equipped with the R 2.2 VGT engine with 202 PS horsepower and maximum torque of 45.0kgfm.

Dynamic performance features include:

1.    Launch Control to maximize power control in acceleration mode
2.    Rack-mounted, motor-driven power steering (R-MDPS) and multi-link rear suspension for precise handling and comfortable ride
3.    Dynamic torque vectoring system to improve vehicle cornering control
4.    Mechanical limited slip differential (M-LSD) for safe driving capabilities in low friction road conditions such as rain, snow and ice

The seat positions have been adjusted to lower the center of gravity of the car to maximize performance. To augment the driving experience, the Active Sound Design (ASD) system creates an aural character that reflects the engine load and driving mode settings.

Overseas G70 specifications, including for the Middle East, are planned to be announced in early 2018. - TradeArabia News Service

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