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News The 2021 Genesis GV80 Will Have Terrain Mode In Canada

The 2021 Genesis GV80 Will Have Terrain Mode In Canada

US-bound Genesis GV80 SUVs will do without the Terrain Mode


  • Said Terrain Mode will not be offered in the US.

  • Jaguar Land Rover holds a patent for a system very similar to the Genesis “Terrain Mode.”


Although the 2021 Genesis GV80 will be all but identical in both the US and Canada, there will now be two distinct differences. The first is that it will be offered as a RWD vehicle in the US whereas all-wheel-drive will be standard in Canada. The other difference, we now know, is that Terrain Mode will not be available in the US.

Terrain Mode is a fairly self-explanatory accessory. It offers various independent drive settings for snow, mud, and sand. The reason why it won’t be offered in the US is that JLR actually holds a patent for a similar vehicle control system, as reported by Automotive News Canada (subscription required).

2021 Genesis GV80 – Genesis

According to Jarred Pellat, the GV80’s Terrain Mode function activates or controls the same vehicle subsystems as outline in the patent. However, because JLR does not own the patent in Canada, Genesis will be able to include with the GV80 here.

The 2021 Genesis GV80 is Hyundai’s luxury brand’s first SUV. It will be followed up in the near future by the smaller GV70.

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