The new Genesis G70, a blend of elegance and sprint
July 6, 2019 | 10:34 PM
by Al Sayyida Halima Al Busaidi

Muscat: Fancy a dream drive? Then take the breathtaking and meandering routes around Oman’s capital city, Muscat, in a car designed to handle everything that’s thrown at it.

The new Genesis G70, a luxury sport sedan from Hyundai, accelarates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and it’s not for the faint-hearted.

Following the success of the G90 and G80, Genesis brings to life the G70, a blend of elegance and sprint. After driving this vehicle for a couple of days, you will crave the comfort and luxury of this man-made marvel.

This car is a riot to drive, with its twin turbo-charged 3.3-litre V-6 engine producing 365 horsepower, and a top speed of 270 km/h.

And when it comes to safety, it is one of the best in its category as it gives passengers protection via seven different airbags.

My journey with the new Genesis began from Ruwi, where I drove for two and a half hours to the coastal city of Sur, passing through the hills of Amerat and the Al Hajar mountains. I then drove to the eastern-most point in the peninsular, Ras Al Hadd.

The route was ideal as it gave me the chance to see what the Genesis G70 can do. The sharp turns and long straight roads demonstrated the stability and control of the vehicle. The G70 styling certainly gives it a sense of occasion, and it can pull off a sleek yet intimidating vibe with a long hood and short front overhang. From first glance, the G70 shouts style.

From the front and side, the bold crest-type grille, character lines extending from the hood emblem and pronounced air intakes communicate muscular performance.

In the rear, the raised trunk lid and compact bumper designs give the G70 a poised character. The rear lamps, evolved from the G80, have been stretched to convey a dynamic stance.

The luxury feel continues inside with lots of soft touches. The interior of the G70 is quite posh for those riding in front thanks to premium materials, and the seats are made of real leather with high-quality stitching, positioned to lower the centre of gravity of the car to maximize performance.

The centre design is simple and tidy. The technology in the G70 is top class with an 8-inch touch screen display supporting Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and a 15-speaker Lexicon surround-sound system. The entire middle consul is tilted towards the driver, which makes everything more accessible.

An unparalleled suite of advanced driver assist systems is integrated into the ‘Genesis Active Safety Control’ package to offer the highest level of safety and convenience in its class.

These include forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA), blind spot collision warning (BCW)and driver awareness warning (DAW).

G70 resets benchmarks and expectations among luxury sport sedans, with holistic integration of performance, body strength, refined luxury and aerodynamic design.

The all-new G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s design identity by representing athletic elegance in its exterior styling, as the car captures both beauty and tension, like an athlete poised to perform.

Genesis G70 is a vehicle that exceeds expectations, from its impressive fuel economy to its sophisticated ride and handling.

In short, G70 is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. G70 being awarded with numerous awards from across the globe such as JD Power – IQS, Best Luxury Sedan, Southern Automotive Media Association’s 2019 Best Panoramic Sunroof Sedan etc., are testimony to this.

OTE Group is the distributor for Genesis in Oman. The Genesis portfolio in Oman includes the flagship G90 large sedan, mid-sized G80, G80 Sport and G70.

(For more details, contact 800-50003)

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