The Korean manufacturer is taking its luxury brand pretty seriously and continues with the expansion of its lineup. After three sedans, we are finally about to see a crossover. The first one to come will be 2019 Genesis GV80. As you can presume, it will be a mid-size crossover, in accordance to the G80 mid-size sedan. The two models will have a lot in common, including platform, mechanics, engines and much more. On the other side, the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV will come with its own look, which should be some kind of an upgrade compared to the current Genesis design language. Expect to see the new model on market already next year.
2019 Genesis GV80 SUV Design
The new crossover has been caught already on testing. At the moment, it wears a suit of Hyundai’s popular mid-size crossover Santa Fe. While the sheet metal could be borrowed, we doubt that the new 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV will ride on the same platform as Santa Fe. The reason is simple. Hyundai’s crossover rides on an FWD architecture, and such design definitely doesn’t go with the reputation Genesis wants to achieve. So, we should see the same platform that underprints the G80, with an RWD layout.
In terms of base design characteristics, this will be a mid-size crossover, which will compete with models like BMW X5, Mercedes GLE etc. We are about to see a classic crossover shape, adapted to the Genesis’ design language, additionally with several new details. The styling of the new crossover will probably include a lot of chrome parts and other materials that will accentuate its belonging to the premium segment.
2019 Genesis GV80 SUV Interior
When it comes to the interior design, it still seems early to talk about some more precise design. Most likely, the new SUV will take a lot of inspiration from the G80, especially when it comes to the dashboard design. Expect a lot of hi-end materials, as well as a long list of standard features. of course, a lot of gadgetry and other tech features will be available already in base models. Count on an 8-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, push-button start etc. Higher trims should include a bigger 9.2-inch touchscreen, premium audio system, sunroof, head up display and much more.
Which safety features will be available in the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV?
Besides plenty of gadgetry, the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV should also come with a long list of standard features. The list of standard safety systems should be surprisingly long, just like it is the case with the G80. Some of the highlights are lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, and automatic emergency braking. Higher trims will add things like parking assist, multi-angle camera, adaptive LED headlights etc.
2019 Genesis GV80 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2019 Genesis GV80 will come with at least two engines in the offer. The base engine should be a familiar V6 unit, which is good for about 310 horsepower. Also, we should see a hi-performance version in the offer. This version will probably feature a familiar 5.0-liter V8 engine, which is good for about 420 horsepower. Finally, a hybrid version should come in the next few years too.
2019 Genesis GV80 Release Date and Price
The 2019 Genesis GV80 will have its debut next year. Expect a premiere at some major car show in the next year, while sales should start soon after.
How much is 2019 Genesis GV80 going to cost?
It is still early to speculate about some more precise 2019 Genesis GV80 price tag, though some reports suggest that base models will go around 50.000 dollars.