When cars get a mid-generation styling update, it’s generally something affordable, like a light here, a vent there, maybe a new spoiler in the rear. But Genesis is in dire need of growth and needs attention for that to happen. Enter the incredible 2022 Genesis G70.
What do you get when Volvo and Acura have a baby? Something certainly too pure for this world. But this updated G70 may be close.
The new look dumps the old cross-eyed headlights framing a classy yet simple trapezoidal grille for something much more dramatic and elegant. The headlights are now inspired by the similar four-light setups on the new GV80 crossover and the G80 sedan, the G70’s big brother.
At the rear, the outgoing silhouette has been strengthened to make the corners slightly more dramatic, and the shape of the taillight is retained, but even those have now been split into four individual lights.
Inside is PURPLE!
Once you get past the color story, if you can handle it, you might notice that the interior now also features a new 10.3-inch infotainment screen which the company claims will be able to support over-the-air updates with the your home wireless Internet network.
Despite the image and the information dump, Genesis has not confirmed the propulsion options for the 2022 model. The current car is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four. or a currently tuned 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 252 and 365 horses, respectively.
It is possible that it may also have the same 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four engine found in its cousin, the Recently updated Kia Stinger.
Sadly, this fiery new genesis will no longer be available with a six-speed manual transmission like the outgoing model, because no one has actually bought one despite the fact that the G70 is still the automaker’s best-selling model.
In a previous statement a Road and track, a spokesperson for Genesis confirmed that only about 100 G70 manuals were sold for the 2020 model year, leaving the company no choice but to leave the stick. Too bad for us (I can ask if a broadcast swap or face swap is easier on the new model if you want).