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MOTOR Magazine Australia|October 2021
Can the twin-turbo Genesis replace an Aussie icon?

YEARS AGO I almost bought a brand-new Mk6 VW Golf GTI. But I didn’t. The thought of sinking $50k on-road (with options) scared me and I opted out of the deal. How does that have anything to do with a Genesis G70 3.3T Sport I hear you ask? Well, it’s what I purchased instead that has road test editor, Scott Newman, flinging me the keys to ‘his’ long-termer.

Essentially, saying no to the GTI had me saying yes to a used FG Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo MKI months later. You see where I’m going now, with the rear-drive, twin-turbo V6 Korean being a pseudo replacement for my Aussie icon. Or so the story goes. But how true is that narrative? Some time behind the wheel of the daringly styled G70 uncovered a lot.

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