Genesis will introduce six new models by 2021June 25, 2019
The South Korean automaker – Genesis, supports the original development plan, which was to ultimately offer customers six premium models. It will happen until 2021.
“We expect a significant expansion of the model range. Until 2021, we will have six cars, of which one will be our first crossover, and soon after that there will be a second similar car, ” – says Genesis global head of the brand Manfred Fitzgerald.
“Then we will have more exciting body styles, which I will not disclose at the moment – they will appear later.”
The GV80 will be the first Genesis crossover. It will share the platform with the G80 sedan, which indicates the presence of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. The engine range should be the same as the sedan, including the 3.8-liter V6 naturally aspirated, the 3.3-liter V6 turbocharged and the 5.0-liter V8. The GV80 crossover will go on sale in early 2020 after debut later this year.
Much less information about another crossover, but the declassified image of the “road map” from 2016 indicates that the new model will be less than the GV80. Following the Genesis naming scheme, he is likely to bear the nickname GV70. Expect the car to be mechanically similar to the G70 sedan.
Fitzgerald’s reference to “more exciting body styles” probably refers to an almost luxurious sports coupe. This model is likely to become the 2-door version of the current G70. Nevertheless, I do not exclude that Genesis will make a production version of its concept for an electric sports car Essentia. Fitzgerald said earlier that the brand’s first electric car should go on sale in 2021.
Not so long ago, we wrote that the official launch of sales of the new Genesis G70 was officially announced.
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