Earlier this month, we were getting hints that Hyundai, along with its sister company Genesis, isn’t doing so well in the United States as well as in Europe. So this news may be a surprise for some. It looks like Genesis has plans on expanding its portfolio, and we mean adding many new models including the G70, at least one coupe, and an SUV.
Currently, the Korean luxury car maker carries the G90 and the G80 sedans in its lineup. And according to Motor Authority, Genesis has filed trademarks with the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office. Some of which are coupes under the names GT60, GT70, GT80 and GT90 - and all these have already been reserved for the company. It seems like they will be using “GT” for their coupes instead.
Back in 2016, the company had a leaked product roadmap that indicates their plan to release six distinct models by year 2020. And as of 2017, it already has three which are the aforementioned G90, G80, and the G70 sedans. This means that there will be three more that we should expect, and these are likely to be two SUVs (a small and a midsize), and a small sports coupe. The other coupes will have to wait until after 2020.
If the coupes will be using the “GT” prefix, what will the Genesis SUVs use? Apparently, the SUVs will be using “GV” followed by a number for their names. Without having to ask, the “G” comes from the brand name, while “V” means versatility. As for the number, the higher the number, the higher it is with regards to its position in the lineup. At the moment, the names GV60, GV70, and GV80 have been reserved for the Korean company so the GV80 will likely be the range topping model.
It’s likely that Genesis reserved all these names because automakers are building new models left and right, and this is to ensure that no one takes these names before they reveal the cars.
Speaking of revelations, it seems like Genesis will be introducing the G70 sometime soon. It has been spotted doing road tests earlier this month, under camouflage of course. What we can say is that it looks a little similar to the Kia Stinger. Having said that, they might actually share the same biturbo 3.3-liter V6 with 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (510 Newton-metres) of torque. Meanwhile, the base model will probably be getting a 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) 2.0 liter turbo with 260 pound-feet (353 Nm) of torque.
For those who are interested in the Genesis G70, watch out for its debut in the fourth quarter of the year.