Genesis is set to release its new GV80 SUV in the summer of 2020. If you’re in the market for a new luxury SUV then this may be one that you’ll want to consider. If you’re hearing about the Genesis for the first time, then we have some information that you might find useful. This impressive new model may give you another option to consider as you make your decision about which SUV to choose. Here are 10 things that you didn’t know about the 2021 Genesis GV80 that you might find interesting.
1. It’s a luxury SUV with a twist
The GV80 is by design a modern luxury vehicle, but the design team took this a step further. The brand claims that they’ve taken a new approach to luxury with the enhancement of comfort through a minimalist theme. The exterior delivers refinements to the crest grille with horizontal lines to make this the focal point with a clean aesthetic that is visually pleasing. The SUV has an athletic yet elegant vibe.
2. The interior caters to passenger comfort
Genesis designed the passenger area with luxury and comfort in mind. The second-row features seats that are both heated and ventilated. In addition to this, the seats have a power reclining function so passengers can achieve the maximum in riding comfort.
3. The GV80 has enhanced traction and power
The 2021 GV80 will roll off production lines with a standard 2.5-liter turbocharged engine for those who want to keep the costs at a minimum. For those who prefer a boost in power, there will be another choice in a 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine. There will also be an all-wheel-drive system as an option, that is promised to offer excellent traction.
4. The GV80 is a first for Genesis
What’s so exciting about the new 2021 GV80? It’s a first for the Genesis automakers. This is the company’s very first mid-sized luxury SUV, making it the front runner of the first generation of the vehicle. Although it will be sold in the summer of 2020, this vehicle is being marketed as a 2021 model year. What this means is that there are no others to compare it with.
5. There will be 6 models to choose from
Realizing that each driver has individual preferences, there will be six models of the Genesis GV80 available. The base model will be the 2.5T edition with a starting price of $49,925. The 2.5T Advanced will go for $53,825, and the 2.5T Prestige for $58,078. Moving up on the power, the 3.5T will start at $60,175, the 3.5T Advanced at $65,375, and the 3.5T Prestige at $71,795. Genesis will offer a selection of variations and options for the new vehicle.
6. The GV80 has its pros and cons
When considering a brand that you’re not yet familiar with, it’s important to understand the highs and the lows. A few things that the new SUV will have going for it are the ambiance of the luxury interior packed with high-tech features that come standard, agile handling, and a range of models to choose from. The cabin is designed to be whisper quiet to keep out road noise. on the downside, the third-row passenger space may be nice for hauling extra people or cargo, but it’s going to be a bit cramped for larger people. All in all, the pros will outweigh the cons for most.
7. The SUV will be a mix of luxury and starkness
The interior of the GV80 will not want for creature comforts and luxury tech features. Having said that, the front driver’s area is designed with a clean dash with a good dose of spaciousness and an ultra-clean vibe that borders minimalism. Everything seems to be laid out with practicality in mind first, but it’s done in a way that doesn’t diminish luxury and comfort. It’s being predicted that this could become a huge selling point for the brand new model in the American market.
8. The GV80 will be a stiff competitor
Previously, the bigger players in the mid-size luxury SUV market have been Mercedes-Benz with its GLS, BMW with its X7, Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, and Lincoln. It’s being predicted that the new 2021 GV80 is going to give each of the competing automakers a run for their money. It offers something a little different that drivers may find appealing. With moderate pricing, it could be the newcomer that sets a precedent in this sector of the industry.
9. The Genesis GV80 is a spinoff of Hyundai
For those who are not familiar with Genesis as a brand, it’s a fairly new name in the game, but it is that in name only. The automotive genius of Hyundai is behind the Genesis and its new mid-size SUV. The new brand is the luxury or premium brand of Hyundai, an established automaker. In a sense, it’s a new brand but it’s really just a part of a larger company.
10. The 2021 Genesis GV80 is 3 years in the works
The design and engineering teams have finally worked out all the kinks in their new product. Work began on the GV80 three years ago when it was little more than a concept. After refining the small details that can make a huge difference in performance, comfort, aesthetics, and overall desirability, the vehicle made its debut in South Korea. It is now being brought to the United States in the summer of 2020 to make its debut on the American market. So far, the response to the upcoming release has been met with anticipation and positivity.