- The Genesis GV80 is the first SUV offered by the brand;
- In the South Korea market, it will be powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine;
- The “V” in the name represents versatility.
In the last five years or so, Genesis completed its sedan lineup with the G70, G80 and G90. Now, the brand is ready for its first luxury flagship SUV, the GV80.
The Genesis GV80 made its world debut today during a special presentation at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) west of Seoul.
“GV80 represents the essence of the innovative spirit of Genesis,” said William Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “As we launch GV80, our first luxury flagship SUV, we simultaneously open a new chapter for Genesis.”
As you can see from the image above, the GV80 features many Genesis design elements like the Crest Grille and the Parabolic Line. Another Genesis signature element is the new Quad Lamps.
“The Quad Lamp graphic will become the most recognizable, unique signature of Genesis design, as the simplest of lines communicate a distinct identity,” Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President, Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group said. “Two lines will come to define Genesis.”
The luxury flagship SUV brings the latest innovations in safety and convenience technologies. Albert Biermann, President, Head of Research and Development Division at Hyundai Motor Group said: “When it comes to safety, GV80 is designed not only to protect its occupants from accidents, but also from accidents from happening at all.”
To back that up, the Genesis GV80 carries an extensive list of safety technologies. Indeed, it features technologies such as Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Highway Driving Assist II, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist and Driver Attention Alert Warning.
Another one worth mentioning is the world’s first application of Road-Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) technology, which helps reduce road noise quite a lot.
The Genesis GV80 is launching in South Korea first and will be powered, on its home market, by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine putting out 274 horsepower. Later on, two turbocharged gasoline engines will join the diesel variant. Based on a rear-wheel-drive platform the SUV will offer an optional all-wheel-drive system.
Like we previously mentioned earlier this year, the 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV will be offered with AWD as standard in Canada.