Genesis has revealed it’s going to abandon the handbook transmission possibility within the 2.0-liter G70 for the 2022 mannequin 12 months.
It was solely back in March that Genesis introduced the 2021 G70 would proceed to be obtainable with a six-speed stick shift however the automaker has since determined this would be the ultimate mannequin 12 months such a transmission will probably be provided.
Talking with Road & Track, a Genesis spokesperson stated the corporate solely offered roughly 100 manually-equipped fashions for the 2020 mannequin 12 months within the U.S., representing simply 0.Eight per cent of total gross sales. Whereas it’s unhappy to see the handbook go, it’s hardly a shock contemplating simply how few prospects choose it over the usual 8-speed computerized.
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The two.0-liter mannequin of the G70 that might be optioned with the handbook is sweet for 252 hp and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. The handbook has been rated at 18 mpg metropolis, 28 mpg freeway, and 22 mpg mixed. In the meantime, the 8-speed auto mannequin returns 22 mpg metropolis, 30 mpg freeway, and 25 mpg mixed.
There may be some thought that this 2.0-liter is on its ultimate legs and will probably be changed with the bigger 2.5-liter turbo-four of the GV80 when the whole G70 household is facelifted. Topping out the G70 vary continues to be the corporate’s 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that’s provided in rear- and all-wheel drive configurations and offered solely with the eight-speed computerized.
This engine can also be believed to be beneath menace for the car’s facelift and could also be ditched in favor of the corporate’s extra highly effective 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.