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2021 Genesis G70 facelift: What’s changed?


Genesis gives the G70 luxury sedan a refresh – here's what's changed.

So you don't have to play spot the difference, we've compiled a list of the updates for the 2021 Genesis G70 luxury sedan.

2021 G70: Aesthetic changes

2021 Genesis G70 front view

Probably the most notable change is the front-end.

The previous generation's grille has been replaced with a "Superman shield" shaped one. With good reason, Genesis calls this a "crest' grille.

However, the headlamps stand out the most. Genesis stylists have incorporated Quad LED headlights, with a band of bodywork dividing the upper and lower lights. It's certainly an uncommon design element.

Side air ducts, aft of the front wheels, appear to be reshaped and are now more square. Speaking of ducting, the front lower air inlets have been reshaped for a more aggressive appearance.

2021 Genesis G70 rear view

The rear lights perpetuate the same motif as the front, with a band of body colour dividing the tail-lamp unit.

Genesis says the 2021 G70 model has a drag coefficient (how aerodynamic a vehicle is) of 0.28, matching rivals like the Lexus IS or a Maserati Quattroporte.

Every G70 now has a panoramic sunroof, with electric-opening glass. The wing mirrors automatically dim to stop following drivers from dazzling you. Also neatly integrated is power-adjustment and folding, as well as puddle lamps and heating elements.

New capacitive door handles make opening the G70 easy. All you do is grab the handle. If you have the key on you, then you're in.

Engineers ditched the previous model's 18-inch alloy wheels, in favour of 19-inch rims across the board. Wrapped around those alloys are Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, with staggered sizes that enhance the look of the G70.

Buyers can also choose from 15 paint colours for the exterior.

2021 G70: Power!!!

2021 Genesis G70 facelift

The 3.3T Sport Genesis G70 has had a modest power boost of 2kW, making a total of 274kW. This G70 also has a dual muffler, with an active variable exhaust. To harness all of this extra zip, there's a Sport+ mode, which Genesis says is track-oriented.

2021 G70: Changes on the inside

Things have been shaken up in the passenger compartment too.

For a start, the seats have a new quilted seat upholstery panel, called G Matrix style. The infotainment display, which features a sat nav, measures 10.25 inches. It'll do split screen mode too.

2021 Genesis G70 interior view

Ordinarily, the 2021 G70 has an 8-inch driver's instrument cluster, but if you go for the Luxury Package things get a bit spicier. The standard digital cluster is replaced with a 12.3-inch, 3D screen. This is apparently a first-in-class feature. Using a camera, boffins have done away with the need to wear 3D glasses. The wireless Qi charging pad can now accept bigger devices, has a dedicated cooling fan and was given a power output boost for speedier charging.

Other nice to have features include heated and ventilated seats, with an automatic function.

The Luxury Package unlocks things like a power operated tailgate and acoustic laminated glass that helps hush road noise.

2021 G70: Levelling up safety

New for the 2021 Genesis G70 is:

  • 10 airbags, with a front, centre and rear side bag
  • Junction Turning (FCA – JT)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear (BCA-R)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Multi-Collision Braking (MCB)

If you opt for the Luxury Pack, you also get:

  • Forward Attention Warning (FAW)
  • Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)


If you're interested, you can let Genesis know via its Australian website.

The line-up has been cut from 6 different G70s to just 2, with two optional extra packages.

For the entry-level 2.0T model, the Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) is $63,000.

The 3.3T Sport G70 has an MLP of $76,000.

The Luxury Package is available on both models and costs $10,000, while matte paint is priced at $2,000. The Sport Line Package for the 2.0T G70 costs $4,000.

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