Chief Executive officer of South Korean brand Genesis Erwin Raphael confirmed in a conference call that the company will continue to offer a manual transmission for the sedan G70 2020 model year.
While other automakers are beginning to abandon the use of mechanical transmissions, Genesis is not going to do that, at least in the case of a luxury sedan G70. Presented in the 2019 model year, the G70 has gone on sale with a 6-speed manual transmission which was connected to a 2.0-liter inline engine with turbocharging, well, larger and more powerful 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbo comes only with automatic transmission.
This news was the result of a 38% growth in sales of the brand in the first half of 2019. That, in turn, directly related to the increase in sales of the model G70.
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Chief Executive officer of South Korean brand Genesis Erwin Raphael confirmed in a conference call that the company will continue to offer a manual transmission for the sedan 2020 model year. In the first half of 2019 have been sold 007 10 copies of this car, and in General, the smallest sedan of the South Korean luxury brand, accounted for almost 57% of total sales. Meanwhile, sedans G80 and G90 significantly “dipped” in sales over the same period compared to the same period last year by 40.6 and 41.9%, respectively.
Mr. Raphael also said about the upcoming update for G80 and G90 (the latter of which debuted in South Korea), as well as the emergence of the crossover GV80 medium size over the next year. While all this sounds promising, we’re just happy that Genesis has provided his manual transmission at least another year.