• 2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery

    2020 Genesis GV80 and later on in 2020 for the rest of the world
  • Set to go on sale in Korea in Jan 2020
  • The GV80 represents the chance that Genesis needs to take its next step forward
  • The interior is layered with nice leather
  • And that unique two-spoke steering wheel is pretty unique
  • The infotainment display is nowhere near as large as the concept's, though
  • And the center console feels like a missed opportunity for a much-larger screen
  • At launch, a 3.0-liter Turbodiesel will be the primary engine choice
  • and it's good for 278 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque
  • Later on, two gasoline engines will be introduced
  • including a 304-horsepower four-cylinder
  • and a 380-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6
  • That V-6 is said to offer a 5.7-second sprint to 60 mph
  • The GV80 is predominately a RWD vehicle
  • but all-wheel-drive is an option
  • It even has an electronically controlled limited slip differential
  • There's no word on pricing yet
  • But South Korean pricing should be available shortly
  • We expect to hear more about the GV80 for the U.S. Market
  • By Mid-2020

Well, it’s about time this thing showed up, but we won’t see it for quite some time

After four years on the market, Genesis has finally launched the GV80 – the brand’s first SUV and the model that pushes it into all-new, more competitive territory. The GV80 will be available as a two- or three-row SUV with a fairly luxurious interior that mimics the original GV80 concept quite well. Unfortunately, the massive display screen from the concept doesn’t carry over, but the infotainment display is rather wide for what it is. It’s a good thing too, as it’s not that tall and screen real estate isn’t exactly plentiful here. The two-spoke steering wheels is rather unique, however, the design of the center console feels like a major misstep as it would have been an ideal place (with the right angle) for a massive, Tesla-like display.

For now, the GV80 is only available in South Korea, and it’s only available with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel that’s good for 278 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. It goes on sale later in January 2019, though, so this egg is ready to hatch. Shortly after the official on-sale date, Genesis will introduce a 2.5-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder that’s good for 304 horsepower and a 3.5-liter six-cylinder that pumps out a cool 380 horsepower. According to Genesis, the 3.5-liter is good enough for a 5.7-second sprint to 60 mph.

There’s no specific date as to when the GV80 will circulate to the rest of the world, but there’s a good chance that we’ll start seeing it arrive in Europe and the United States by the end of 2020 or early 2021 as Genesis can’t drop the ball on this and needs a home run if its first-ever SUV is going to take off. Once the GV80 is released in full-scale, expect the GV70 and GV90 flagship to start getting some serious attention.

2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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2020 Genesis GV80
and later on in 2020 for the rest of the world
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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Set to go on sale in Korea in Jan 2020
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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The GV80 represents the chance that Genesis needs to take its next step forward
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Interior
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The interior is layered with nice leather
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Interior
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And that unique two-spoke steering wheel is pretty unique
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Interior
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The infotainment display is nowhere near as large as the concept’s, though
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Interior
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And the center console feels like a missed opportunity for a much-larger screen
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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At launch, a 3.0-liter Turbodiesel will be the primary engine choice
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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and it’s good for 278 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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Later on, two gasoline engines will be introduced
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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including a 304-horsepower four-cylinder
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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and a 380-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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That V-6 is said to offer a 5.7-second sprint to 60 mph
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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The GV80 is predominately a RWD vehicle
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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but all-wheel-drive is an option
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Interior
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It even has an electronically controlled limited slip differential
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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There’s no word on pricing yet
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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But South Korean pricing should be available shortly
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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We expect to hear more about the GV80 for the U.S. Market
2021 Genesis GV80 Details and Picture Gallery Exterior
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By Mid-2020
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read More
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