Genesis is one of those car brands that we see once in a while, but never hear much about. That may change sometime in the near future, as Genesis has made serious technological and performance upgrades in the past few years. Take the Genesis G70 for example, with the twin-turbo V6 engine it is as quick to 60 as an AMG c43 Mercedes(4.5 seconds). This brand makes three models; the G70, the G80, and the G90. Do not be off-put due to the Hyundia association, these are true luxury performance cars that are worth your time.
The G70 has two engine options; the 2.0 L turbocharged GDI 4 cylinder(252 HP), and the 3.3 L Twin Turbo GDI V6(365 HP). The V6 model does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, similar to luxury sports sedans such as some AMG and BMW models. AWD or RWD is an option for these cars and performance disk breaks are utilized giving the vehicle a true performance vibe. Smallest of all the models with a length of 184.4 inches. MSRP: $34,900
The G80 model has either a V-6 delivering 311 Hp, the G80 sport features the 3.3L Twin-Turbo engine delivering 365 Hp, the G80 Ultimate has a 5.0L v-8 delivering 420 HP. As you can see based upon 3 engine options, Genesis is appealing to a wide range of consumers. Medium sized at 196.5 inches in length. MSRP: $42,050
The G90 features the 3.3L Twin Turbo V-6(365 HP) or the 5.0L V-8(420 HP). An 8 speed automatic with paddle shifters occupies the transmission in these cars. RWD and AWD is available, their AWD system is highly developed and senses road conditions employing which ever wheel has best traction. Slightly longer than the G70 and 80 at 17 ft and one inch long. MSRP: $69,350
Features available in all models:
Features available in all models include automatic emergency breaking, smart cruise control, 360 degree around view camera, heads up display(digital speedometer projected on windshield), wireless charging pad, 8” LED infotainment display, blind spot collision warning sensor, sunroof, and more. 12 way adjustable drivers seat, 8 way adjustable passenger seat. Check out this picture of the luxury quilted leather seats.
U.S. News Scorecard:
Genesis G90 scored a 10/10 for safety in 2019. Genesis ranked #2 in midsize sedans with an overall score of 8.4. Performance was a 7.9, interior was a 8.4. The only shortcoming of the car(G90) was its fuel economy; if you are into sports cars like me that is the least of our worries.
I think the Genesis is a fairly priced luxury sedan that will impact the automotive market in years to come. Although they are currently less popular than BMWs or Mercedes, they are slowing gaining more traction with their new line-up of cars. Performance, luxury, looks, everything looks right on paper; hopefully their reliability proves to be a strongpoint offering them leverage against high maintenance luxury cars.
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