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2024 Genesis G70 First Drive: New Engine, Same Old Excellence

Phoenix, AZ – Why is Genesis making such a deal about this new 2024 edition of the G70, exactly? Why were we gathered under the Arizona sunshine to drive the newest iteration on the road and on the track?

On the surface, the answer to those questions is not obvious. Yes, the luxury car is getting a few updates for 2024 – a tweaked back end here, a new frameless rearview mirror there – but nothing you’d write home about. But there is a reason for the hoopla, and it has to do with what’s under the hood, specifically under the hood of the base model.

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So, gone is the previous 2.0L turbo engine (252 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque), and in its place we find a 2.5L turbocharged inline-4 unit, good for 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. That’s a significant increase in output in both cases, with jumps of 42 and 51 respectively. That’s probably worth a letter home. 

The new engine joins the offering alongside the 3.3L V6 engine (365 hp, 376 lb-ft of torque) that powers the more expensive version of a model that continues to be the unofficial favourite Genesis model of more than one of the Genesis representatives on hand for this test drive/introduction. 

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