This time around, ANCAP provides a bit more than just a safety evaluation for incoming or presently available cars in the Australasian market. Specifically, the Genesis G70 is a car due to make its regional debut shortly to try their hand at upsetting the establishment of premium marques Down Under.
With its own South Korean twist, the Hyundai luxury off-shoot’s smallest offering intends to grab as much market share away from the likes of rivals such as the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It intends to do this with an engine selection comprising of a 2.0-litre turbo four-pot petrol and a turbocharged 3.3-litre V6, spread across a total of 6 variants.
Details on the range were provided by ANCAP as part of them listing the applicability of their safety rating - the car in basic vanilla ‘G70’ trim as well as the Sport and Ultimate all qualify for the 5-star score, by the way. Props to CarAdvice for spotting this first.
If these specifications seem familiar, consider that the Stinger bears many mechanical similarities to the G70 and that Kia and Hyundai are sister companies. And just like the Stinger, the G70 with either engine will be rear-wheel driven and will be offered with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
As far as how much performance we can expect to receive from the incoming Genesis G70, it would again be wise to lift the numbers from the Stinger as we expect them to not even have their tune altered. If accurate, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo will 180kW and 353Nm while the larger V6 would have 272kW and 510Nm on tap.
Part of the conditions that led ANCAP to award it the full 5-star rating is the fact that all models sold here are to have a comprehensive active safety feature set as standard, with inclusions such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Adaptive Cruise Control.