It’s not a secret that Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand Genesis is working on a premium SUV to compete with the BMW X5. It’s been well-known for awhile now and it isn’t particularly surprising. Genesis has been on a role, lately, pumping out genuinely excellent cars that can compete with the best from Germany. In fact, some of its cars actually outperform some of Zee Germans, such as the Genesis G70, which is a superb premium sport sedan. Its upcoming Genesis GV80 will be a BMW X5 competitor when it debuts and some new spy photos have surfaced, showing off a handsome SUV with a nice interior. (We don’t own the photos but you can see them here)
While many BMW fans are too snobbish to acknowledge Genesis a real competitor to BMW, it is. Don’t believe that? Look no further than the Hyundai Veloster N, a car so good it just won Road & Track’s Performance Car of the Year, beating out a McLaren, a Porsche 911 and even the new C8 Corvette. So Hyundai is the real deal nowadays and its Genesis brand is not something to laugh at. With the upcoming Genesis GV80, we can see a lot of premium SUV customers giving it a real try.
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Genesis GV80 LEAKS 🇰🇷 ______________________________________ [12/1/19] Happy December everyone, Genesis is a monster about to emerge and the new GV80 is going to shake up the midsized luxury SUV segment! Now that they have autonomy from Hyundai, Genesis has been hard working on their own infotainments, switchgear, fonts, design and unique components ONLY to the Genesis brands! Their first product to feature this is the upcoming GV80 SUV that will tackle the X5, XC90, GLE, MDX and other SUV’s of that class! The GV80 is based on a RWD chassis derived from the upcoming all new G80 sedan and frankly looks stunning, almost like a Bentayga met the XC90 and created a beast! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏁 @Allcarnews Spec Sheet: The RWD/AWD GV80 SUV should pack a 3.3L TT V6 currently making 365HP but my sources say it will be revised to produce more power. Other engines could include a base n/a V6 and possibly a turbo-4 as well. Definitely expect a PHEV version in the future as well. 🏁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many call Genesis a failure but no one points to their first true lineup yet to be (very soon) released consisting of the ground up new G80 sedan, the facelifted G90, the all new GV80 SUV, the upcoming G70 SUV, a facelifted G70 sedan, and a limited electric supercar in partnership with Rimac! The GV80 features split strip LED lights front and back with a new G-Matrix Genesis grille, and a radical interior design! The interior van be optioned with things like quilted leather, massaging seats and all the hands down best driver assistance systems that even give Tesla’s Autopilot a fun for its money in most conditions. The unique interior design with the horizontal steeringwheel, custom switch gear, integrated infotainment, digital dash and more offer a fresh look on a segment with interiors that have been around for ages… cough cough BMW. It is set to go on sale in the US Summer 2020 too! ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: Super excited for the REAL Genesis!________________________________________ Text by @allcarnews #Genesis #GV80 #GV70 #Hyundai #korean #SUV #V6 #V8 #G80 #Stinger #carbon ||#powerful #performance
Judging from the spy photos, the new Genesis GV80 will be a handsome thing, with a better grille than the G90 sedan. It’s also a sporty, muscular looking SUV, which should keep it right in line with the BMW X5, which is more muscular looking than its rivals. Also, keeping Genesis’ sedans in mind, the GV80 will take the X5 on directly, as the entire Genesis brand seems to be about sporty luxury, not just wafty comfort.
On the inside, the cabin seems quite nice, with a simple yet elegant design and seemingly nice materials. Other products from the South Korean luxury brand have impressed us with their interior materials, so we don’t expect the Genesis GV80 to be much different.
At market launch, the Genesis GV80 should get a 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 engine, which should make around 365 hp. It’s a similar engine used in the Genesis G70 and G80 sedans and it’s a good engine. So we’re expecting it to be good here, too.
We’re very interested to see what becomes of the Genesis GV80, as the brand has proven that it’s not to be taken lightly. This is also one of the most popular premium segments in the entire industry, so Genesis has a chance to gain a lot of new customers.