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Archive for January 3rd, 2020

Genesis GV80

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

First Official 2020 Genesis GV80 Images

We’ve perceived a series of view shots that showcase a arriving Genesis GV80, though all of a prototypes that we’ve seen so distant have been flattering good covered. Now that we’re looking during some central images, we’re utterly astounded with what we’re seeing. First of all, we positively didn’t settlement a GV80’s grille to be so vast formed on prior view shots, though it does tumble in line with other models a association has on a market. The front fascia is clearly what we saw on a prototypes while a headlights, somehow, impersonate what we saw on a GV80 judgment flattering well. There are a bit incomparable and all, though there are still skinny strips that are integrated flush with a physique – something that will make a GV80 one of a many complicated oppulance SUVs on a marketplace when it launches.

The side form is equally as considerable and a distant cry from what we indeed approaching formed on view shots. The roof slopes downward in a rear, though not so many so that a GV80 becomes a coupe-SUV. The kindly winding top physique line and kindly elevating belt line gives a GV80 a singular while another physique line nearby a side skirts gives it an assertive touch.
The genuine cold thing to note here is how a headlights, buffer vents, and taillights are all aligned to emanate a practical physique line of sorts. Unfortunately, Genesis hasn’t suggested shots of a behind end, though we do get a rise during a interior.

It indeed looks like Genesis has managed to find a honeyed mark between judgment and production. By that we meant that a GV80’s interior isn’t utterly as futuristic, though it’s closer to a judgment than we get from many automakers. Take a infotainment screen, for example. On a concept, that baby was unequivocally prolonged and even traversed onto a mound over a instrument cluster. That isn’t a box here, though a shade is still many wider than we expected. On a other hand, a HVAC controls indeed demeanour improved on a prolongation chronicle than they did in a concept, and a long, skinny opening that covers a whole face of a lurch is a good reason as well. The steering circle is a passed ringer for what we saw in a concept, and it looks like a instrument cluster is all digital as well. there’s still a lot that we don’t know about a GV80, though it positively looks like Genesis wants to take some business from BMW and Mercedes, that’s for sure.

For what it’s worth, we attempted to abate these central photos, though unfortuantely, there was zero additional suggested in a process. So, in this case, there are no secrets prepared to be suggested underneath a shadows. Stay tuned for updates.

Spy Shots

October 27, 2017 – Genesis GV80 held contrast during Nurburgring

August 9, 2019 – Genesis GV80 Caught Testing As it Readies for Production

It’s been scarcely 8 months given we final contend a Genesis GV80 when it was personification in a snow, nonetheless here we are looking during another antecedent that is usually as lonesome as a prior model. Is there anything new that we can spot? Well, notwithstanding all of that stuffing and blanketed nonsense, we did notice that this exam jackass is wearing prolongation headlights. Not that we can make out many of them, though there are distant from fake lights. It does demeanour like a behind finish has been graced with prolongation taillights as well, as they do resemble that quad conduct blueprint that we’ve been expecting. It’s lonesome utterly well, though it does demeanour like a prolongation behind fascia is in pull and it has a sporty small mouth during a unequivocally bottom.

We know that a GV80 will steal cues from a GV80 judgment final year and we can settlement a physique lines on a hood and doors to resemble that of a Genesis G80 Sedan. It is, after all, a taller cousin and will even underline a same powertrain choices via a prolongation life. So, a 3.8-liter V-6, 3.3-liter Turbo V-6, and a 5.0-liter V-8 will be accessible for a taking. At this point, a GV80 should be prepared to make a long-awaited entrance as Genesis’ initial oppulance crossover; however, a volume of camo and stuffing arrange of suggests otherwise. For now, we’re guessing that we competence see a GV80 entrance during a 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, though Hyundai could reason off until a initial few months of 2020 in that box a Chicago Auto Should would be a good possibility. The code skeleton to sell a destiny SUVs like hotcakes in a States, so a hyped adult entrance in Chicago would be a good place to flog things off. Stay tuned for details.

January 25, 2019 – 2020 Genesis GV80 held contrast in cold weather

2020 Genesis GV80 Exterior

Note: Genesis GV80 judgment graphic here.

Design-wise, a GV80 won’t wandering too distant from a concept, though settlement some of a uncover car’s some-more impassioned facilities to be left outward a prolongation line. The initial underline we should forget about are a slender, twin-stripe headlamps. While they demeanour flattering cold would demeanour out of place on a indication SUV, Genesis will many approaching go with a some-more informed design. As seen in a rendering, we settlement a code to keep a reduce LED stripes though transposed a top units with required headlamps formed on those seen on a sedans. Specifically, demeanour for significantly incomparable units with a swept-back settlement that extends toward a top front fenders.

Next up, we wouldn’t gamble on a prolongation automobile removing a same front grille as a concept. Sure, a figure and distance will be similar, if not identical, though a vast chunk of chrome that extends into a engine hood won’t make it. Instead, Genesis will go with a somewhat slimmer chrome trim, and an top territory finished in a same tone as a body. What competence make it into prolongation is a honeycomb-like mesh. Just like with a G80 sedan, Genesis competence offer dual opposite versions of a GV80: a standard-spec SUV with thin, plane slats, and a Sport indication with a honeycomb mesh.

Some changes to a fender are also expected, and these are again manifest in a rendering. Instead of a organic looking side vents, a prolongation indication will underline correct side intakes. An additional opening will be combined to a reduce side of a apron. Onto a sides, we settlement a GV80 to sojourn matching to a judgment car, though with a few changes. Specifically, demeanour for reduction assertive side skirts, required mirrors and doorway handles, revised pillars, a roof rack, and opposite wheels.

Around back, we should find changes matching to a ones seen adult front. The slender, twin-stripe taillights will be transposed by incomparable units seen on roughly all SUVs, while a fender will have a some-more required settlement and an underbelly plate. There’s a vast possibility that a behind window will be redesigned as good for extended visibility.

All told, while it won’t be as imagination as a concept, a prolongation GV80 will have a reward demeanour indispensable to contest opposite a Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7.

2020 Genesis GV80 Interior

Note: Genesis G80 graphic here.

The interior of a GV80 is flattering many a poser during this point. Sure, we do have a concept’s cabin for a few ideas of what Genesis competence offer, though it’s flattering apparent that a prolongation indication won’t have many features. We can also demeanour during a vast sedans for hints, though it’s not nonetheless transparent either Genesis skeleton to do what each carmaker does in this niche nowadays. But if a Korean code is to follow in a footsteps of Mercedes-Benz and BMW, we’re approaching to see a GV80 with an interior heavily formed on a four-door car. Given a size, a SUV could pull a cues from a G80.

The sedan feels stylish and modern, so this wouldn’t be a bad idea. The dashboard sports a vast chunk of timber veneer, that gives it a reward look, while a vast shade in a core of a dashboard creates a cabin feel as driver-friendly as they get. Also demeanour for matching aluminum and chrome inlays, a digital instrument cluster, a multi-function steering circle and imagination doorway panels with leather and timber veneer. The seats should be usually as comfortable, though a seating position will be higher. The core console will also be blending to SUV needs, as in it will be wider and taller. The behind territory should yield copiousness of legroom and headroom in sequence to contest with a German SUVs, though a GV80 will also need a atmospheric trunk.

Note: Genesis GV80 judgment graphic here.

As to what it competence get from a concept, I’d contend we should settlement to find a prolonged dashboard shade inside a prolongation model. However, a SUV could underline a some-more complicated instrument cluster with minute information and maybe even a purify looking lurch and core console surfaces.

Some of a concept’s materials could also make it into a prolongation indication as Genesis aims to offer a higher product. As a brief reminder, a judgment showcased semi-aniline leather with quilted plain stitching on a doorway panels, seating surfaces, and core console, as good as “architexture” suede on a dashboard. The core console and floorboards are done of charcoal wood, that is customarily found in unequivocally costly oppulance cars. Needless to say, this blueprint would make a GV80 one of a many lush offerings in this niche.

2020 Genesis GV80 Drivetrain

Note: Genesis G80 engine graphic here.

Just like any automaker out there, Genesis is looking to share as many tools as probable between models, including drivetrains. If we haven’t figured it out yet, a GV80 will many approaching use a brand’s existent engines. Genesis now employs a operation of four-cylinder, V-6, and V-8 units, though a GV80 will substantially share engines with a sedan counterpart, so we need to demeanour divided from a 2.0-liter four-pot and a 3.3-liter V-6 in a G70.

The incomparable G80 sedan starts off with a 3.8-liter V-6 that utilizes a three-stage non-static intake system, triangular fuel injector pattern, air-gap empty manifold, and a two-stage oil pump. The indent produces a plain 311 horsepower during 6,000 rpm and 293 pound-feet of torque during 5,000 rpm, that is adequate to pull a vast SUV to plain performance.

The other engine choice accessible in a G80 is a informed 5.0-liter Tau V-8. Using a high-pressure approach injection, a low-torque empty manifold, increasing application ratio and upgraded multiple-injection mapping, a V-8 generates 420 horsepower during 6,000 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque during 5,000 rpm. This powerplant will be offering in a range-topping GV80, regardless of either it will lift a “Sport” badge.

Both engines will partner to an eight-speed involuntary delivery and don’t settlement primer or dual-clutch options in a United States. Rear-wheel-drive will substantially be customary on a entry-level model, though AWD will be offering as an option.

A third drivetrain of a immature accumulation is possible, though there’s no word on either Genesis will go with a plug-in hybrid or an expansion of a hydrogen fuel dungeon showcased in a judgment car. There’s no specific information for “advanced plug-in hydrogen fuel cell” drivetrain in a GV80 Concept, though Hyundai is no foreigner to hydrogen propulsion, already offered a chronicle of a Tucson (ix35) SUV regulating this technology. And of course, it would be unequivocally easy to send fuel dungeon tech to Genesis.

2020 Genesis GV80 Prices

It’s formidable to theory pricing though tangible specs, though Genesis needs to keep pricing matching to a foe in sequence to mount a chance. Actually, unless it comes with significantly some-more reward facilities and tech than a rivals, it should cost a bit reduction during initial given a “Genesis” badge lacks a code cachet of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. With a Mercedes-Benz GLS labelled from $69,550 and a Cadillac Escalade retailing from $73,395, a Genesis SUV would be an appealing choice during around $66,000 before options. But unnecessary to say, it could cost more.

2020 Genesis GV80 Competition

Mercedes-Benz GLS

The GLS is arguably a many critical aspirant a GV80 will have once it arrives, though unnecessary to say, a Merc is a bit prolonged in a tooth, and it competence get a redesign until Genesis’ SUV rolls out. Introduced in 2012, a current-generation GLS was updated for a 2017 indication year. The “GLS” badge was also introduced with a facelift, replacing a prior GL nameplate in Mercedes’ new fixing plan to associate SUVs with their sedan counterparts. Obviously, a “S” in a GLS stands for S-Class. The mid-cycle refurbish isn’t accurately comprehensive, though a vast SUV boasts a somewhat sportier settlement and usually adequate tech upgrades to keep it fresh. The GLS is accessible with utterly a sundry drivetrain lineup for an SUV this big. In a U.S. there are 3 choices, starting with a 3.0-liter V-6 rated during 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque in a GLS450. Moving over to a GLS550, it comes with a turbocharged V-8 that cranks out 455 horses and 516 pound-feet of twist. The third choice is a AMG GLS63, that uses a beefed-up V-8 that’s good for a whopping 577 horsepower and 561 pound-feet. In Europe, a diesel indication comes with a 3.0-liter V-6 that generates 255 horses and 455 pound-feet of torque. U.S. pricing starts from $69,550.

Read a full examination of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade competence seem out of Genesis’ joining due to a vast design, though omit a boxy body, and we get a oppulance SUV that has what it takes to give a GLS a run for a money. The Escalade is indeed many newer than a GLS, carrying been redesigned for a 2015 indication year. While not accurately sporty on a outside, it’s ample on a inside and facilities many of Cadillac’s latest technology. But distinct a Merc and a arriving Genesis, there’s usually one engine available, in a form for a 6.2-liter V-8. The vast EcoTec3 territory is rated during 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet, that competence not be as absolute as some options from Mercedes-Benz, though creates a Escalade one of a few vast oppulance SUVs to still have a naturally aspirated engine. An eight-speed involuntary delivery moves all that energy to a wheels. Pricing for a Escalade starts from $73,395, that creates it a many costly tender in this comparison.

Read a full story on a 2018 Cadillac Escalade.


A mint nameplate, a X7 arrived in 2018 to give a Mercedes-Benz GLS and Cadillac Escalade a run for their money. Essentially a some-more vast chronicle of a X5, a X7 sports settlement facilities of a possess and boats a largest twin-kidney grille seen on any other BMW. It has a three-row pattern with copiousness of newcomer room and a case that can swallow adult to 90.4 cubic feet of luggage when a second- and third-row seats are folded flat. You can collect between dual engines in a U.S. There’s a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet and a 4.4-liter V-8 rated during 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of twist. In Europe, a 3.0-liter diesel sends 261 horses and 457 pound-feet to a wheels. Pricing for a X7 starts from $73,900.

Read a full examination of a 2018 BMW X7.


It’s unequivocally formidable to pull a end here with so many sum underneath wraps. And while there are 3 Genesis sedans accessible as of this writing, nothing of them has been on a marketplace adequate to get a plain hold on how they’re doing in their particular segments. But unnecessary to say, all 3 are appealing to demeanour during and come with a extensive array of reward features, so we theory it’s protected to contend that a arriving GV80 looks good on paper. we will refurbish this reviews once some-more information becomes available, so make certain we hang around for more.

    • Not a lot is famous right now
    • Tough competition
    • The BMW X7 will be here in 2018


Read a full examination on a Genesis GV80 concept.

Read a full examination on a 2018 Genesis G80 sedan.

Read a full examination on a 2018 Genesis G70.

Update History

Updated 10/27/2019: Genesis is scheming to launch a GV80 subsequent month during a 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before that a automobile has been taken to one final contrast event around Nurburgring.

Update 08/09/2019: The Genesis GV80 was held contrast on a road, 8 months after a final sighting. Has anything altered given then? Check out a view shots territory next to find out!

Updated 01/25/2019: The arriving Genesis GV 80 was held contrast for a initial time. The indication is ostensible to be denounced after this year, so stay tuned for updates!