The Genesis G70 solves safety issues
The Genesis G70 is answering questions you didn’t know you had. Did you know that you can be blind in one eye and still drive? Monocular vision or having sight in only one eye can affect your ability to spot accidents and judge distances. Still, it does not keep you from driving legally. Having the right car technology can keep you out of accidents.
Some benefits of the technology that will take us to autonomous driving are in cars today. Older people are losing their ability to turn their neck as far as they used to, people with vision disabilities, and people that have spatial displacement challenges.
The G70 was nominated for the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) award. As with most luxury brands, the company showcases its latest technology and glimpses into what the future holds for the entire group. Usually, I would talk about drivability and luxury, but since its inception, Genesis has had those boxes checked. I was most impressed with the safety technology on the Genesis G70. I believe the G70 is up for the award because of the added technology swathed in luxury.
The G70 is derived from the G80 but is smaller and lighter. The Genesis brand is the luxury brand of Hyundai and Kia. This luxury compact sedan had the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) complete a set of collision tests, the same one they do for every car on the road. IIHS named the 2022 GV70 one of the safest vehicles on the road. This award is because of the added technology to the sedan.
The driver-focused cockpit has added improvements that work well with all the safety features. The instrument cluster is larger for better readability, and the wireless smartphone charger charges faster. A larger, wide-view 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is positioned at the dashboard’s center and features both a Genesis-exclusive user interface and over-the-air navigation updates.
Parking Collision Avoidance Assist-reverse (PCA-R)
My favorite part of this technology is when I am backing out of a parking spot and can’t see traffic. Through sensors and cameras, I am notified if a car is coming.
It helps prevent your vehicle from colliding with pedestrians or obstacles while parking or exiting parking spots. Additionally, PCA-R can provide warnings and may even apply the brakes if deemed necessary.
Blind-spot view monitor
This has to be one of my favorite technologies that have started showing up on vehicles. It’s not the little orange light that illuminates in your side mirror if there is a car in the other lane. While that is cool, this is super technology.
In addition to Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, the GV70 offers an available Blind-Spot View Monitor. This technology places a live view of your blind spot in the gauge cluster, giving you more confidence when changing lanes. Imagine a real-time TV set in your instrument cluster that turns on when you turn the blinker on to change lanes.
Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
Warns you when vehicles are in your blind spot or approaching at high speed during lane changes and can intervene to mitigate collisions.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Helping to look out not just for you and your passengers but those around your GV70, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can detect slower or stopped vehicles ahead, as well as pedestrians.
The top of the line 2022 Genesis G70 is the 3.3T Sport Prestige. The 2022 Genesis G70 I drove has a starting MSRP of $42,100. With a 3.3-liter V6, 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the G70 can get 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Add in the Sport Advanced Package and the Sport Prestige Package, and the total ends up at $51,945.
The G70 engines are a turbocharged, 2.0-liter (From $37,775), inline four-cylinder, and twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 carry over. All models benefit from the Sports+ drive mode, which further optimizes engine and transmission programming, allowing drivers to take full advantage of the G70’s performance potential.
In addition, the 3.3-liter V6 with Sports package benefits from the addition of a Variable Exhaust Valve System, which gives the car a beautiful exhaust signature, and a new Dynamic AWD System offers an absolutely fun built-in drift mode.
The competitors for the Genesis G70 luxury small sedans are:
Mercedes-Benz C Class
Kia Stinger K5
The G70 debuted in 2017, but Genesis gave the luxury sedan a substantial facelift for 2022, especially in safety technology. The amount of standard equipment on the G70 rivals any of its competitors in price and luxury.
2022 Genesis G70 specs and pricing:
EPA MPG: Up to 21 city / 31 highway
22/30 mpg (RWD), 20/27 mpg (AWD)
3,516 to 3,887 lbs
Overall Length (mm/in.)
4,685 mm / 184.4 in.
1,850 mm / 72.8 in.
1,400 mm / 55.1 in.
2,835 mm / 111.6 in.
Rear-wheel-drive / All-wheel-drive Optional
Gasoline 3.3 Turbo
Gasoline 2.0 Turbo
252 (Sports: 255)