Genesis G70 2.0T Luxury Line 4dr Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£38,850
Review

If you’re after an executive car that’s slightly different to the usual suspects, then the Genesis G70’s comfortable interior and high levels of standard equipment make it a tempting choice. It is, however, overshadowed by established rivals like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, which offer better practicality, more dynamic driving and better economy. Company car users will want to look elsewhere, as rival executive cars with plug-in hybrid technology are far less costly for benefit-in-kind tax.

Building on the entry-level trim, Luxury Line adds leather seats, 18in alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel and an electric tailgate into the mix.

Offering 241bhp, the most powerful of the petrol engines will get the G70 from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds. While official figures have to be taken with a pinch of salt, we can believe that it’s capable of that sprint. The engine is responsive from low revs, making pulling off a doddle and, when you’re on the move, the G70 will easily get up to motorway speeds and there’s a good amount of shove on offer whenever you need to complete an overtaking manoeuvre.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

330

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

181

g/km

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