Luxury automaker Genesis has finally revealed its latest SUV- the GV70, which will be making its debut in showrooms next year. Although Genesis hasn’t announced any real details about the GV70 yet, a lot can be deciphered through the images.
Falling under the GV80 in the Genesis lineup, the GV70 will exist as the G70 sedan’s SUV counterpart. This new compact crossover will be the brand’s second venture into the world of SUV’s after the GV80.
Standing against its most sought after competitors in the luxe SUV market, including the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes GLC, the all-new vehicle features a bigger, more dynamic look as compared to its predecessor. Compared to the GV80, this model has a steeper, downward slope, and a bulkier look to its exteriors. with four thin LED headlights and taillights, a massive crest grille, and a swage line that starts from the hood and falls back toward the taillights, the car also draws parallels to the former SUV whilst the body-color C-pillar and rear quarter window is similar to the G70.
Resplendent with its athletic proportions, the car will come standard with rear-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive as an option. Typical to the Genesis brand identity are the large crest-shaped grille and quad-light arrangements in the front and rear, and it is speculated that the standard powertrain will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 with around 300 horsepower, and the available powertrain a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 with around 375 hp.
Coming to the interiors, the GV70 sports a plush oval theme at the dashboard., coupled with the same football-shaped steering wheel as the GV80. A huge widescreen infotainment display is perched on the top of the dash and is controlled by a rotary knob on the center console. The climate controls consist of some physical buttons and a digital screen, which is situated in an oval that’s bisected by the steering wheel, with more buttons on the left side and some others integrated into the aluminum trim.
The compact GV70 will be a five-seater with two rows and will feature both a regular model and GV70 Sport. Whilst the specs will remain similar, the automaker has mentioned that the sports edition will come with a more aggressive front fascia, unique 21-inch wheels, dark chrome exterior accents, and exclusive color and trim options inside including carbon-fiber.
As reported by Roadshow, the GV70 will go on sale by the end of this year in South Korea before hitting US shores at some point in 2021. Expecting a starting price close to $40,000, the fully loaded models might range towards the $60K mark.