This isn’t the primary time we’re writing about Hyundai, right here at BMWBLOG. Although, most of you laughed on the thought of the brand new Genesis G80 taking up the BMW 5 Sequence. Admittedly, it’s a little bit of a stretch for the Korean model, to suppose its newcomer can tackle a German luxurious stalwart. Nonetheless, the G80 carried out admirably, even when it did find yourself being the more serious automotive. It’s nearer than many individuals anticipated. So contemplating that, might Hyundai honest higher the second time round, at a cheaper price level? It’s definitely going to strive, because the upcoming Genesis G70 will tackle the BMW 3 Series.
The brand new Genesis G70 will launch in South Korea on the finish of the month and it’ll be a part of presumably probably the most hotly contested luxurious automotive segments within the business. Not solely is it going to be taking up the three Sequence however the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Jaguar XE. All of that are sensational automobiles and very tough to compete with. So the G70 will must be rattling good if it needs to simply survive this phase, by no means thoughts genuinely compete in it.
It should launch with three engine choices to start out with they usually’re fairly typical. A 2.Zero liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a three.three liter twin-turbocharged V6 petrol and a 2.2 liter turbo four-diesel. It’s actually the 2 petrol engines which might be essential, as they would be the fans’ decisions. The turbo-four will make 248 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and the twin-turbo V6 will make 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. In line with Hyundai, that twin-turbo V6 can hustle the G70 from Zero-60 mph in four.7 seconds. So, on paper not less than, the G70 can dangle.
These engines will solely be mated with an eight-speed automated and can energy the rear wheels as-standard, although there might be elective all-wheel drive. It should additionally include an eight.Zero inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 15-speaker Lexicon encompass sound system.
Contemplating how good the Genesis G80 is, we’re anticipating the G70 to be even higher. Hyundai has had a while to appreciate the best way to enhance its rear-wheel drive platform. Will it be capable of compete with the BMW three Sequence, Audi A4 or Mercedes-Benz C-Class? We received’t know for a short while. But it surely’s not outdoors the realm of risk. Don’t chortle.
[Supply: Digital Trends]