J.D. Power has ranked the new 2022 Genesis G70 3.5T as the Best Premium Brand in Initial Quality in the U.S. This year’s design can be summed up in one word at that’s BOLD! The SUV’s overall body shape is a large pentagonal Crest Grille, with Quad LED Headlights and Taillights and distinctively athletic body lines, with a low, wide coupe-like profile. Open the door, and the G70’s premium soft-touch materials and backlit trims impart a sense of serious performance wrapped in spacious comfort. It’s these types of features and more, that explains why the Genesis G70 was named MotorTrend’s 2022 SUV of the Year.

The new G70 lives up to the term ‘state-of-the-art.’ It includes the world’s first in-vehicle Fingerprint Reader. With it, you can start the engine without a key, load personal vehicle presets and more. Settle into the 12-way Power Driver Seat, and you’ll instantly feel how other advanced features – like a multimedia controller that reads finger swipe and scribe gestures.  The G70 has an amazing voice activation feature with Dynamic Voice Recognition, which responds to questions or voice commands spoken in normal, conversational tones. Announce that you want to go home, and driving directions are promptly displayed on the Premium Navigation System’s class-leading 14.5˝HD Screen. Drivers can create a personal connection with the  G70 and start its engine with a quick tap on the industry-first fingerprint reader, when equipped with the available Genesis Digital Key

Each features a distinctive interior trim crafted from materials such as aluminum or carbon fiber. There’s even a Layered Edge Backlit Trim that syncs with the G70 AWD Sport’s Adjustable Interior Ambient Lighting. The 3.5T AWD Sport’s Integrated Memory System includes Smart Posture Assist technology that recommends and sets the most ergonomic seating position for the driver. The Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Heated Outside Mirrors are adjusted automatically to the driver’s profile as well. There’s plenty of space inside for a full complement of passengers – as well as the gear everyone loves to bring along. Access to the rear cargo area is effortless. There’s a Hands-free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open recognizes your Smart Key and opens automatically. Once inside, configuring the 60/40 2nd Row Folding Seats to make the most of your G70’s roomy interior is easy, too. And with a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, this SUV not only has luxury features but it’s equipped to handle the heavy duty work as well. Underneath the hood there’s a choice of either a standard class-leading 300-hp engine, or the available 375-hp twin-turbo V6 engine.

The Advanced Rear Occupant Alert is available with the world’s first implementation of a radar-based Rear Occupant Alert. It detects the barely perceptible movements of a child’s chest from breathing, and warns an exiting driver of children sleeping in the back seat – or pets in the cargo area.

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP/starting about $62,500 –  MPG:  City/22  — Hwy/28