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2019 Genesis G70 Pricing Details Revealed

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The pricing details for the 2019 Genesis G70 are out, officially making its first step to wooing sport-luxury sedan buyers to shell out $35,895 for the 2.0T Advanced RWD trim, which is rated at 252 horsepower based on its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that’s paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Although it’s a base model, the Advanced trim still has the core luxury features such as the seats trimmed in leatherette, and the steering wheel and gear are finished in leather wrapping. The 8.0-inch infotainment unit and the suite of active safety features come as standard fit for the car.

The Advanced AWD trim, which will add an all-wheel drive and a heated steering wheel, will sell for $37,895.

The 2.0T Elite trim is where the South Korean luxury brand is putting all stops. On top of the standard features of the Advanced trim, the Elite will include parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a Lexicon 15-speaker audio system, leather seats (ventilated and heated), navigation, a sunroof, and full LED headlights. If you want the AWD for the Elite trim, it’s a $2,000 option.

The 2.0T Prestige trim, on the other hand, will add more to these nice features. It will come with a power driver’s seat cushion extension, Nappa leather with quilting, heated rear seats, a surround-view monitor, wireless phone charging, and a head-up display for a starting price of $45,895. It comes in AWD only.

If you want sportier trims, you better get your hands on the Dynamic, Sport, and Sport 6MT trims, which will be offered with the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. The Dynamic starts at $44,895 and comes in AWD trim only, but it’ll have a limited-slip differential on RWD cars and 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin PS4 summer tires.

The Sport trim has a starting price of $45,895 but the AWD trim will raise the price to $47,895. It will build on the Prestige trim with an LSD and the Dynamic trim with its 19-inch wheels. However, the Sport trim will get a slew of other features such as copper bezel accents, dark-tinted taillights, Nappa leather with red or gray contrast stitching (if the buyer chooses a black seating surface), and alloy pedals.

The Sport 2.0T trim models are more affordable at $38,995 but will come without the special features of Brembo brakes, a multi-plate LSD, and a sport exhaust system.

Genesis G70 is also arriving with the option for the more powerful 365-horsepower 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Following the base price of $44,745 for the 3.3T Advanced model, the 3.3T Elite will sell for $46,495, the 3.3T Prestige for $48,995, and the 3.3T Sport for $50,495. AWD trim is an option of $2,000 for all models.

2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 Will Come With Manual Transmission Option

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The upcoming 2019 Hyundai Genesis G70 compact sports sedan will come with a manual transmission option, a representative for the South Korean automaker said. Genesis is Hyundai’s standalone luxury brand.

This manual transmission option has just placed the G70 in a segment that has increasingly become lacking of options that would allow you to “row your own” vehicle. Kevin Smith, Genesis’ spokesman, said in a report by The Car Connection that the 6-speed manual gearbox will be paired with the G70’s standard 2.0-liter turbo-4. There are no details though on the pricing of these different trim levels.

It is further revealed that the G70’s manual option is only for purists, which means those who can handle the turbo-4 and a rear-wheel drive. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine will be exclusive with the 8-speed automatic that will be optional with the turbo-4.

It’s in the fuel economy that will suffer, apparently. The rear-wheel-drive G70 will be powered by the 2.0-liter inline-4 with manual transmission. That has an EPA rating of 18 mpg city, 28 highway, and 22 combined. Compare that to the 22/30/25 mpg for the G70 with an automatic transmission, the turbo-4, and rear-wheel drive, and the manual option surely did a take a lot of hit.

The rest of the lineup will have these ratings: 21/28/23 mpg for the turbo-4, the 8-speed automatic, and the all-wheel drive, 18/26/21 mpg for the optional V-6, and 18/25/20 mpg for the V-6 and all-wheel drive.

The G70 will probably make its debut this early 2018 as a 2019 model, so that should come anytime soon. As for the prices, though there is no official word yet, it will probably be in the $30,000 bracket.

Aside from the Hyundai Genesis G70, other luxury models from other brands offering manual transmission are the Cadillac ATS, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series.

 

Hyundai Genesis Gets Linked with Amazon’s Alexa

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Hyundai announced that its Genesis luxury sub-brand is offering an integration with Amazon’s Alexa. The “skill” provided by the service enables the driver to issue certain commands to the car.

Alexa, the voice service of Amazon, lets users access certain capabilities or skills. The said elements allow them to interact with devices like the Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Tap, and Echo Dot. The system is integrated in the Hyundai Genesis Connected Services suite. The technology is available in the Genesis G80 and G90 sedan. The good news is that purchasing the new G90 comes with a gift card for the Amazon Echo.

The owner can simply issue commands directed to his car using the abovementioned compatible Amazon devices for the Alexa. As an alternative when the user is not near an Amazon device, he can still access the feature using a dedicated web portal or using his smartphone app.

When near Amazon devices, dedicated apps or web portal, the user can start the service by saying, “Alexa open Genesis.” Then this can be followed by commands such as “Alexa, tell Genesis to lock my car,” or “Alexa, tell Genesis to start my car at 70 degrees,” and others. The commands will be forwarded to the Genesis G80 or G90. From the car, the user can also control the Amazon devices he has at home.

The partnership of Hyundai and Amazon started yesterday (August 19, 2016). To use the service, the owner should enable the Genesis “skill” using the Alexa app. The app will run the owner through the whole activation, tutorial and customization process.

It was revealed through a report that the Alexa app in the Hyundai Genesis G80 and G90 functions by starting the car, controlling its air conditioning and heating system, operating the locking functions of the doors, and turning on the lights of the auto.

2017 Genesis G80 With New Sport Trim Gets Released In Korea

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The 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 made its world debut at the 2016 Busan Auto Show. Aside from the regular sedan, we also saw the launch of the Genesis G80 Sport.

Hyundai’s Genesis sedan has been updated for the 2017 model year, and since it has been moved to the Genesis luxury brand, it was rechristened as the G80. This particular vehicle will compete against midsize luxury sedans such as the BMW 5-Series, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class according to a report.

In the Korean market, in particular, the car will feature two gasoline V6 engines in the powertrain lineup. A diesel might also be up for grabs, although there’s no clear plan yet for this.

The gasoline-powered V6 engines will include the 3.8-liter unit and the twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter unit that debuted in the 2017 Genesis G90 full-size sedan.

As for the United States, there are still no confirmed specifications for the G80, although we’re expecting the 3.8-liter unit to be offered. This particular engine will provide 311 horsepower while the twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter unit can offer 365 horsepower.

There is high hope among car enthusiasts that Hyundai Genesis’ 420-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine will also be used in the G80.

The standard transmission would be an 8-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. But don’t fret, an all-wheel drive will also be available as an option for the G80.

As the current Hyundai Genesis is exiting the market, fans of the model are waiting for what’s in store in the new Genesis. The updated 2017 model will get minor visual tweaks, including new bumpers, new internals for the headlights, and a revised grille.

The G80 is expected to be available in the US market this year. It will be the second of six separate model lines that Genesis plans to launch until 2020. Later this year, a smaller G70 sedan will be introduced. This is based on the recent New York concept from Genesis.

Next year, two SUVs and a large coupe will join the lineup.

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