2021 Genesis G70 Capturing Brake revealed – look out Audi A4 Avant and 3-series Touring
The brand new G70 itself is a considerable replace of a saloon that’s been on sale in different markets since 2017, sharing its rear-wheel drive chassis and lots of of its engine choices with the Kia Stinger GT. This features a flagship twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 variant with 360bhp, a efficiency spinoff designed to rival mid-power Germans just like the BMW M340i and Mercedes-AMG C43.
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Genesis hasn’t simply thrown an enormous engine within the G70 and simply let it’s both, with a complicated powertrain bundle that comes with adaptive dampers, an electronically managed restricted slip differential and a chunky set of Brembo brakes.
Genesis additionally accomplished improvement cycles proper right here in Europe, utilising its German base to co-develop the G70 below the identical engineering management that introduced us the Hyundai i30 N. We have now each cause to imagine this property model will supply the identical when it arrives.
This variant will high a wider vary made up from a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder turbo diesel. Some markets additionally supply an all-wheel drive possibility, however it’s unknown what combos of energy and drivetrain choices Genesis will supply when each the saloon and the capturing brake are launched in European markets later this summer season.
The G70 will be part of the bigger G80 saloon and GV80 SUV, plus a smaller GV70 SUV and a forthcoming bespoke EV within the subsequent 12 months, forging its means headfirst into the notoriously troublesome European market which has already proved an excessive amount of for Nissan’s Infiniti model, and has taken Lexus a long time to type a foothold in.
However whereas Genesis may have an enormous concentrate on SUVs and all-electric fashions in future, there are nonetheless just a few promising excessive efficiency highlights that ought to definitely carry a bit extra color to the market, not least this modern G70 Capturing Brake.