Genesis G70 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Introduction

Genesis G70 2021 front
  • Genesis G70 2021 front
  • Genesis G70 2021 rear
  • Genesis G70 2021 dashboard
  • Genesis G70 2021 rear seats
  • Genesis G70 2021 climate controls
  • Genesis G70 2021 side
  • Genesis G70 2021 headlight
  • Genesis G70 2021 boot
  • Genesis G70 2021 touchscreen
  • Genesis G70 2021 gear selector
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior driver display
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior front seats detail
  • Genesis G70 2021 front
  • Genesis G70 2021 rear
  • Genesis G70 2021 dashboard
  • Genesis G70 2021 rear seats
  • Genesis G70 2021 climate controls
  • Genesis G70 2021 side
  • Genesis G70 2021 headlight
  • Genesis G70 2021 boot
  • Genesis G70 2021 touchscreen
  • Genesis G70 2021 gear selector
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior driver display
  • Genesis G70 2021 interior front seats detail
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Introduction

What Car? says...

These days, models from premium brands often outsell those of mainstream rivals, so if you're after exclusivity but don't want to spend a fortune, what do you buy? Well, this Genesis G70 executive car perhaps.

A relative newcomer to the UK, Genesis is the luxury division of Hyundai, in the same way that Lexus is Toyota’s, and with the G70, it's aiming to tempt people away from the big-name compact executive saloons. So what features does the G70 come with to help it take on the best in a competitive class?

FAQs

  • It should be. Genesis is too new to have any What Car? reliability data, but its parent company, Hyundai, has a fantastic reliability record. In our latest reliability survey, it finished joint fifth (with Suzuki) out of 32 brands. Read more here

  • As an executive car, the G70 has a huge number of rivals. The very best include the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class. It’s also up against the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Jaguar XE. Read more here

  • Not particularly. Most of the G70’s rivals are better when it comes to fuel economy. Read more here

  • All G70s get keyless entry and start, but you can’t start the car from outside the vehicle via a smartphone. Read more here

  • Genesis is a standalone brand that is owned by, but separate from, Hyundai. So, no – the G70 is not a Hyundai. Read more here

At a glance
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Target Price from £33,450
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RRP price range £33,450 - £43,330
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions 35.4 - 43.5
Available doors options 4
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £2,401 / £3,132
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £4,803 / £6,265
Available colours