With The G70, Hyundai have Made A Saloon You Might Actually Consider Buying
This is the Hyundai G70, a compact executive saloon aimed at BMW 3 series and Audi A4s of the world. Destined for European retail in mid-2019, the G70 aims to take on the German dominance of the compact saloon market where rival Japanese brands have failed. For example, in Europe the Lexus IS and GS have continually failed to knock German rivals off their pedestal. Sales are so low that Toyota is considering ending production of the LS and IS.
Honda has also struggled so much so that they now do not entertain the thought of being humiliated. So it is now down to the Hyundai G70 to try and tempt European buyers. And on the styling side they may be on to something, it looks rather good, a little Alfa in some areas but a top job nonetheless.
Using a combination of high-tensile steel and aluminum Hyundai is claiming that the G70 will have the strongest body structure of any car in its segment. It will also sit lower to the ground and is wider than any other segment rival.
The range of engines on offer will consist of one 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, 25bhp/352Nm petrol power-unit, possibly available in three performance variants. Hyundai will also offer a range-topping 3.0-litre V6 365bhp/510Nm twin-turbo unit.
Both power units will be offered with rear-wheel-drive or AWD the latter, being an option, will be fitted with a mechanical limited slip-differential.
Hyundai will offer the G70 with an 8-speed automatic transmission, a six-speed manual will be offered as an option.
A performance package will consist of a mighter look, weight reduction measures, sports exhaust and even Brembo brakes.
The V6 Sports versions will also come standard with electronically controlled suspension, variable ratio steering and dynamic torque vectoring.
The V6 twin-turbo G70 is said to hit a max top speed of 168mph with the ability to reach 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds.
The Hyundai G70 will launch first in its home territory of South Korea on September 20, 2018.