2019 Genesis G70

The newest name in luxury has set newer standards.

By Davio Rodriguez

Ever since spinning off from Hyundai into its own stand-alone brand in late 2015, Genesis has taken every opportunity to amaze and impress its consumer base. Originally slated as Hyundai’s luxury counterpart, the creative liberties granted by the split has made for a brand that is beginning to show potential as America’s top luxury brand. Earlier this year, the Genesis G70—an all-new nameplate from the brand—won the 2019 North American Car of the Year from one of the largest auto shows in America. With an exterior taking hints from earlier iterations, the G70’s the model that has created the most satisfied customers. Now comes the G90, the G70’s older brother and also the first model launched under the stand-alone brand. The G90 is anything but out of touch with the market—in 2018, the G90 was restyled and released to positive reviews. In 2019, both the G70 and G90 releases have garnered lots of good stares, but only time will tell if the new Genesis’ honeymoon glow is enough to keep the market’s ever-shifting attention. 

2019 Genesis G70

The 2019 Genesis G70 cuts a striking silhouette with a sloping rooftop, sporty contour lines, and functional air intakes along the side, which help the brand’s newest compact sports sedan stand out anywhere. That is to say, the contemporary design and streamlined side profile of the 2019 G70 is unlike any other found on the market today. This sedan represents the brand’s initial, ambling exploration into a definitive “style.” Angling from the rooftop, the trunk peaks into a satisfying lip and dissipates downwards, then releasing the architectural stress in the form of contours along the G70’s side. These contours, which slant the exterior to catch light in a glittering way, meet up at the front of the G70—terminating in a unique mesh grille synonymous with the brand image. Depending on the trim, the 2019 G70 can bear either a standard 2.0L turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine with 252 horsepower, or the meatier 3.3L twin-turbo GDI V6 engine with 365 horsepower. The G70 also improves on the MPG rating of last year’s model, scoring a 22 for city MPG and a 30 for highway. A smart mix of functionality, affordability and class, the G70 is ideal for those wanting their first executive sedan.

2019 Genesis G90

The G90, on the other hand, is the brand’s flagship. As Genesis’ first priority, it is the most lavish and “hyped-up” vehicle in the lineup today. In a market that is increasingly demanding SUVs and crossovers, many auto journalists initially claimed Genesis is driving itself into a ditch by pushing more luxury sedans. But with the success of the G90’s release in North America last year, many of those same journalists are now eating their words with a side of praise for the all-new 2019 G90 as a class-leading innovator. The G90 takes cues from its competitors in its exterior—slender contours pop out of the side, like cheekbones, and a sharp front fascia which immediately calls attention to the level of craftsmanship within. Inside, the G90’s design team made sure to focus on the most important aspect of any car’s interior—the driver. A 22-way adjustable driver seat, rear seat memory system and a quieter cabin make for a comfier ride every time, whether driving across town or across the country. The G90’s amenities might even make a trip such as the latter bearable—this time around, the G90 boasts a Lexicon® audio system, wireless device charging, rear seat entertainment, and many others. The G90’s 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine comes standard, but a 420-horsepower V8 engine, capable of 383 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM, is available for more discerning customers. 

To test drive one of the models reviewed here, visit
Rick Case Genesis on 3550 Weston Rd, Davie, FL.
Call 
954-379-8820 or visit RickCaseGenesisDavie.com to learn more.

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