Though it doesn’t appear to be much different, the 2024 Genesis G70, or at least the base four-cylinder, has received a significant upgrade. The 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine has been replaced with the more powerful 2.5-liter one launched in the 2022 Kia Stinger. With a few other basic upgrades, this should be the greatest Genesis G70 yet.
The 2.5-liter engine produces 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, representing gains of 48 horsepower and 51 pound-feet. Our experience with the Stinger counterpart demonstrated that the improvements go beyond the peak statistics. It has more power across the rpm range, including when not in boost. When the turbo is spooled up, the boost comes on more smoothly and swiftly.
Except for a number of new exterior colors, the exterior is largely unchanged. Inside, new two-tone leather options are available, as well as USB-C charging outlets, touch-sensitive climate settings, and a frameless rearview mirror.
Side-impact airbags are fitted in the rear seats as well. The G70 is equipped with the digital phone key, which is becoming more common across Hyundai Group cars. The upgraded engine and brakes will most likely result in a minor price hike for the four-cylinder variants.