Why The 2019 Genesis G70 Will Probably Have Stick Shift Option In US

The 2019 Genesis G70 might get a stick shift option in the US, despite it not being revealed yet.

Why The 2019 Genesis G70 Will Probably Have Stick Shift Option In US

Hyundai revealed that the Genesis G70 will come with an available manual transmission. At least in Canada.

Genesis is set to have a banner year as it takes on the big boys in the luxury sedan segment. After being voted the best car brand in Consumer Reports list of top brands for 2018, Genesis is set to reveal their brand new G70 sports sedan to a world that’s eagerly awaiting their new offering.

And things look like they may have gotten off to an early start in Canada. The company’s Canadian website is already offering pre-orders and information on the G70’s trim levels ahead of its New York Auto Show debut.

Most notable about the Canadian pre-order site is that Genesis will retain a 6-speed manual transmission for one of its trim levels: the 2.0T Sport. That level, naturally, has a 2.0-L turbocharged engine to pair with its 6-speed manual, along with Brembo brakes, limited-slip diff, and rear-wheel drive.


via Genesis

For those looking for more power at the expense of “sport”, there’s a 3.3-L twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. The Brembo brakes and a limited-slip differential are still standard, but now the transmission is an 8-speed automatic.

The website also gives us a bunch of info on what comes inside the cabin. A giant center console LCD screen will display things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along and play whatever tunes you queue up through an available 15 speaker Lexicon surround sound system. There’s a wireless charging pad as well for phones that are capable of the feat.

The G70 also promises to be the most connected Genesis ever. A bevy of remote options exists, including remote Start/Stop, remote vehicle lock/unlock, and even remote alarm. The G70 will also come with Genesis Smart Sense active driver assistance features, which are sure to include things like adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance, and more.

Look for the G70 to make its debut at the New York Auto Show, and then expect a pre-order page to finally go up in the US. In the meantime, enjoy this Canuckian website preview things that will probably be coming Stateside soon.


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