- the genesis g70 sports sedan gets slightly higher pricing for 2020, starting at $36,445 for the 2.0t model and $47,095 for the 3.3t model.
- the manual-transmission option remains part of the options list, starting at $39,495.
- minor changes for the new model year also include new 18-inch wheels and a newly available brown leather interior.
the genesis g70 sports sedan is entering its second model year with a few minor changes and a slight price uptick. the good news is that the manual transmission remains part of the lineup, although we had heard initially that it might be a single-year proposition.
even though very few people bought it—genesis says the six-speed manual has made up only 4 percent of all g70 2.0t sales so far—we think it's admirable that the company is keeping it around. it's the only car in its segment that offers a stick shift anymore, now that the bmw, audi, cadillac, and others have dropped their manual options. (of course, now that we've driven the g70 6mt we know that the six-speed that pairs with the standard 2.0-liter is not much to write home about, but that's besides the point; we appreciate its existence regardless.)
the rest of the lineup is much the same as before, with prices going up a few hundred dollars for most trim levels. the 2.0t model starts at $36,445, a $550 uptick, the 3.3t model starts at $47,095, a $600 rise, and the stand-alone 2.0t sport m/t trim level with the manual transmission starts at $39,495, $600 more than before. all-wheel drive remains a $2000 option for all automatic-transmission models, and the various elite, prestige, and sport trim levels remain.
newly available is a brown leather interior option, performance brakes for 2.0t sport models, a slightly different wheel finish for the 18-inch wheels, and a power trunk lid for the 3.3t prestige model.