Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/2/19 10:50 a.m.
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Find the styling of the new Kia Stinger a little too polarizing, but like the way it performs? Well then, do we have a Genesis for you! Enter the G70. It’s every bit of the Stinger, but it a much more handsome package.

Not only is it a looker, but it’s a driver, too.

From Genesis: “The performance-focused G70 has been tested in some of the world’s most challenging environments, including Death Valley, northern Sweden, and Germany’s vaunted Nürburgring Nordschleife, to ensure world-class driving dynamics and exceptional durability.”

We can report that Florida roads were mere child’s play for the G70. Read our counterpoints here.

 

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Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
7/2/19 12:06 p.m.

Does it still have the armpit-deep center console of the Stinger?

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
7/2/19 12:09 p.m.

Did you get a chance at the 4 banger manual one? 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/2/19 12:28 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

I... can't remember. I know it was small in there; too small for four adults to sit comfortably for any length of time. 

 

Tom: No, only the 3.3T.

infinitenexus
infinitenexus New Reader
7/2/19 12:49 p.m.

This world is a strange place.  I grew up on Porsche 930s and BMWs and muscle cars, and in the past couple months I've found myself saying "wow, what a nice Kia!"  "Wow, what a great looking Camry!" and now Hyundai is making a sedan that (to me) looks better than the 3 series.  Especially that rear 3/4 shot.  I love it, bring it on.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
7/2/19 12:52 p.m.

Yowza.  A 3 grand premium to row my own gears, and stuck with the tiny engine.  I guess we should be happy they offer it at all, though its likely destined to marketplace failure with those two negatives.  

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke SuperDork
7/2/19 1:15 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

With what I assume will be a low take rate on the manual they'll be selling them cheaper than the autos.

_
_ HalfDork
7/2/19 1:16 p.m.
infinitenexus said:

This world is a strange place.  I grew up on Porsche 930s and BMWs and muscle cars, and in the past couple months I've found myself saying "wow, what a nice Kia!"  "Wow, what a great looking Camry!" and now Hyundai is making a sedan that (to me) looks better than the 3 series.  Especially that rear 3/4 shot.  I love it, bring it on.

 I have often wondered why a $20,000 car needs to look like a $20,000 car. I mean, if the manufacturer gets to choose the bends and curves, then why don’t we have a $20,000 entry-level vehicle that looks like a $60,000 luxury or sports car? 

NickD
NickD PowerDork
7/2/19 2:06 p.m.
_ said:
infinitenexus said:

This world is a strange place.  I grew up on Porsche 930s and BMWs and muscle cars, and in the past couple months I've found myself saying "wow, what a nice Kia!"  "Wow, what a great looking Camry!" and now Hyundai is making a sedan that (to me) looks better than the 3 series.  Especially that rear 3/4 shot.  I love it, bring it on.

 I have often wondered why a $20,000 car needs to look like a $20,000 car. I mean, if the manufacturer gets to choose the bends and curves, then why don’t we have a $20,000 entry-level vehicle that looks like a $60,000 luxury or sports car? 

I suspect it has something to do with the most manufacturers making both $60k and $20k cars and not wanting to cannibalize sales from the expensive cars, which I would imagine have a higher profit margin than the cheap cars. I may be wrong on that last bit. But I would argue that this is kind of the direction that Mazda has been heading lately. The 3, the 6 and the ND all look more high-end than their price tags in my opinion.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
7/2/19 6:26 p.m.

Kia/Hyundai definitely have their game on. If I was in the market for this type of vehicle I would have no problem choosing it over BMW/Mercedes/Audi or Lexus. 

calteg
calteg Dork
7/3/19 7:37 a.m.

With a tune, that 3.3T makes considerably more torque than my first turbo diesel truck! surprise

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
7/3/19 8:37 a.m.
Mndsm said:

Did you get a chance at the 4 banger manual one? 

I feel this is the closest I’ll get to a modern Datsun 510 - now for that $38,000 price tag.....and getting reels of hose into the trunk.

CyberEric
CyberEric HalfDork
7/3/19 12:29 p.m.

RWD and a real LSD without the dreadful looks of the Stinger, sounds great!

Never thought I’d say this about a Hyundai or Kia, but the game has changed!

 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
7/3/19 12:52 p.m.

I am eagerly awaiting the G70 with the manual to depriciate so I can get one.

CobraSpdRH
CobraSpdRH Reader
7/5/19 1:53 p.m.

While I think I appreciate the looks and the utility of the Stinger more, I think this is a good looking car in it's own right and hope it does well. I thought the manual had a higher MSRP because it added in some "Sport" model bits over the cheaper auto, but I'm not 100% sure.

Hyundai/Kia is putting out some really great stuff with the Stinger, this G70, the Veloster N. Even that new Telluride seems pretty nice!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/10/19 1:20 p.m.
Mndsm said:

Did you get a chance at the 4 banger manual one? 

Hold my beer and watch this!

Sadly, no, just the V6 automatic. 

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