Earlier this week Car and Driver noticed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed fuel economy figures for all G70 variants – and their findings included 2.0-litre and 3.3-litre engines with either rear- or all-wheel drive.
More interestingly, there was also mention of a six-speed manual model. When asked, Genesis USA confirmed the 2.0-litre G70 would indeed be offered with a six-speed manual.
Compared to the eight-speed automatic, the six-speed manual version of the G70 takes a slight hit in fuel economy – the stick shift claims a combined figure of 22 miles per gallon (10.7L/100km), while the equivalent auto claims 25mpg (9.4L/100km).
The manual will only be offered with rear-wheel drive.
Genesis’s local division has ruled out a manual variant of the G70, sticking with the auto-only rear-wheel drive line-up that basically mirrors that of the locally-available Kia Stinger range. Shame.
Would you be keen on a manual Genesis G70 or Kia Stinger?