Luxury car brand Genesis has confirmed its G70 luxury sport saloon will have its official Middle East launch during April.

The model will be the third Genesis model to arrive in the region, extending the brand’s range of passenger saloons alongside the flagship large G90 and mid-sized G80.

“The G70 will further enhance customer appeal of the Genesis range, offering the style, comfort, and refined performance that is critical in a very competitive sporty segment of the premium automotive market.” said Genesis General Manager for Africa and the Middle East, Altar Yilmaz.

“Genesis will succeed by offering a car that is distinctively different from its rivals, and one that leads the market for its combination of athletic elegance, advanced technology, and best-in-class driving performance.”

Unveiled globally in Korea in September 2017, The Genesis G70 is an athletic saloon with graceful and dynamic exterior styling, and elegant and intuitively designed interior.

Middle East versions will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines: a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder, or a turbocharged 3.3-litre V6. Both are coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is ideally matched to the powerful torque curve of the engines. The G70 also incorporates numerous advanced driver assist systems, excellent standards of occupant safety, and a high level of connectivity. Deliveries are expected to begin in selected markets in the second quarter of 2018.