Genesis G70 may adopt the Sonata N-Line’s high-power turbo four-cylinder

The Genesis G70 continues to be comparatively new, however that doesn’t imply Genesis is not going to tinker with it. This report from Automotive and Driver claims that the new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder getting in the Hyundai Sonata N-Line will even be making its method into the G70’s engine bay.

Hyundai estimates this engine will produce 290 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque in the Sonata. That’s a major enchancment over the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder used as the base engine in the G70 at this time, which makes 252 hp and 260 lb-ft. Doing the math, the G70 might be getting a lift of about 38 horsepower and 50 pound-feet of torque.

Elevated energy from the turbo 4 would make the 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6 much less of an improve at 365 hp and 376 lb-ft, except Genesis squeezes out extra energy. We would not complain about that.

The information does casts doubt on the way forward for a handbook transmission choice. Genesis presents the handbook in just one trim of the G70 now, and that’s paired with the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Take that engine away, and we will solely hope that Genesis feels it’s essential to mate up a handbook with the new 2.5-liter turbo. As of now, the Sonata N-Line is the solely Hyundai introduced to make use of this engine, and it’s being paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automated in that software. Automotive and Driver says the handbook take fee on the G70 to date is just four p.c, which isn’t a promising statistic.

The obvious time for this powertrain information could be paired to a mid-cycle refresh of the G70. Because it’s nonetheless a comparatively new automotive, we don’t anticipate to see that till 2021 or 2022. We’ll let if any of this conjecture turns into actuality.

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