Friday, January 28, 2022
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.

Trending Now

Shelby American Launches the New Shelby Raptor

It is Shelby’s “most polished off-road super truck” ever. Output is boosted to 525 horsepower. It is priced from $124,820 including the Raptor. Shelby...

GM May End Chevrolet Bolt in the Near Future

The Orion Township facility where it is assembled will be updated to build something else. There are no plans to shift production to...

Nissan Recalls 793,000 Units of the Rogue in North America

Corrosion in an electrical connector could cause a fire The affected model is the 2014-2016 Rogue A solution to the problem is currently...

The 70th Anniversary Edition Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is Revealed

It will be offered in one of two colours. The 70th Anniversary Edition will feature unique badges. It will be based on the...

Only Ford and GM Scored Points for their Driver Monitoring Systems

The systems from BMW, Tesla and Subaru were also tested Driver monitoring makes sure the driver is paying attention to the road when...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.