Genesis is about to drop its first-ever SUV. A testing vehicle is already spotted on the road and the first spy shots are available. The 2020 Genesis GV80 will arrive at some point in 2019 and it will be amazing. Just like Ford with its Infiniti division, Hyundai’s Genesis division is a very luxurious and fast-growing carmaker. For that reason, you can expect nothing but the luxury from the GV80 model.
The 2020 Genesis GV80 will ride on the same platform as the G80 sedan and will also share plenty of styling cues from the same model. Spy shots are showing us a very sleek and attractive exterior design while the interior will be very premium. Under the hood, the customers can choose between V6 and V8 engines.
2020 Genesis GV80 Exterior Design and Platform
For the start, the all-new Genesis GV80 will ride on the same platform as the G80 sedan. The arriving SUV will also borrow plenty of styling cues from the smaller sedan. On the other hand, GV80 won’t depart from the original concept in terms of design. The spy shots are showing us the same aggressiveness, roof rack, large windows, and two-piece taillights.
Up front, the headlights are very sporty and the grille is big as well. Speaking of the grille, GV80 will most likely offer the same grille as the G80 model. That means there will be two different versions, standard grille with the thin horizontal slats and sporty grille with honeycomb mesh.
2020 Genesis GV80 Interior Is Very Modern, Stylish and Techy
The interior is quite a mystery for now, but we know what Genesis likes to offer. All of the carmaker’s models are very premium and luxury is guaranteed. Just like the exterior design, the cabin will be similar to the G80 model but more spacious. Again, some of the concept details will be present. Overall, the interior is very modern and stylish.
Comfort is on a high-level thanks to the standard leather upholstery. Moreover, chrome, aluminum, and wood trims are easy to spot. Rear headroom and legroom are ample, and even the cargo area will be generous. Plenty of premium features are in the offer as standard. Whatsoever, the 2020 Genesis GV80 will offer a digital instrument cluster and multi-function steering wheel.
It is unlikely for the 2020 Genesis GV80 to arrive with the all-new engine. No, this SUV will offer two drivetrain options that are already powering some of the company’s models. Knowing that standard engine will be a 3.8-liter V6 that powers the G80 sedan. This engine is producing 310 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. It comes with numerous systems such as variable intake system, two-stage oil pump, and triangular fuel injector pattern.
The optional engine will be a 5.0-liter V8 that comes with high-pressure direct injection system and low-torque exhaust manifold. Familiar V8 unit cranks out 420 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are available with the 8-speed automatic transmission and the rear-wheel-drive will be standard driving setup.
2020 Genesis GV80 Price and Release Date
It is hard to determine the price of the upcoming 2020 Genesis GV80. For sure, this SUV will keep pricing similar to the rivals such as Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Knowing that GV80 SUV will cost somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000. Genesis will release its newest model in the second half of 2019.