There are two types of luxury cars. First, there are fancier versions of ordinary vehicles — they have tons of features, flashy looks, and upscale interior materials, but they drive like a much less expensive vehicle. Then there are the purpose-built luxury cars, designed from the ground up to deliver a top-notch driving experience. The 2020 Genesis G70 compact sports sedan is a stellar example of the latter type.
The G70 comes from Hyundai’s luxury division, which the Korean automaker created in 2017. Each of Genesis’ four vehicles is a ground-up design that’s not shared with Hyundai, all using rear-wheel-drive platforms (with optional all-wheel-drive) just like traditional luxury cars. That’s especially valuable in the G70: the smallest and least expensive Genesis, which debuted last year and is priced from just $35,450. If you’re looking for a luxurious, fun-to-drive, and relatively affordable luxury sedan, keep reading to learn more about this exciting new model.