Here’s how the Genesis GV80 serial crossover will lookDecember 1, 2019
Off-road vehicle production starts on December 2
The first crossover of premium Korean sub-brand Genesis is preparing for debut. Eyewitnesses managed to capture test samples of the GV80 all-terrain vehicle, and local media found out more about equipment options and a list of available options. The Genesis GV80 is expected to go on sale in South Korea in the first quarter of 2020.
Korean photo spies managed to capture the front of the un camouflaged prototype Genesis GV80 during the photo shoot and at the Hyundai service center. The exterior of the conveyor version of the all-terrain vehicle is designed in the spirit of the 2017 concept: the GV80 retained a pentagonal radiator grille with a diamond-shaped section, a two-tier optics, a hood with a U-shaped recess and a characteristic bumper shape. The serial version of the Korean premium crossover looks very similar to unofficial renders.
Interior design is also not a secret: the GV80 will receive a two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, an entertainment complex with a widescreen 14.5-inch screen, a virtual panel with several options for decorating devices. Washers are responsible for controlling the air conditioning system and automatic transmission, information about the temperature, direction and intensity of airflow will be displayed on a separate display.
At Genesis, we intend to offer customers the opportunity to personalize the all-terrain vehicle as much as possible: the equipment variability will become the GV80’s calling card. Six interior design options will be available, three wheel design options, 12 glossy and three matte body colors to choose from. The top versions of the crossover can be equipped with nappa leather and Alcantara, and in the interior use natural wood and aluminum.
The base Genesis GV80 is expected to receive a rear-wheel drive transmission, a 2.5-liter turbo four with 280-300 horsepower and a five-seater saloon. Optionally, the all-terrain vehicle can be ordered with a three-row seven-seater saloon or in a six-seater configuration with “captain’s” seats of the second row.
There are versions with all-wheel drive, a 3.5-liter 380-horsepower gasoline V6 and an in-line six-cylinder 3.0 diesel engine with a capacity of 280 horsepower. Probably, all versions of the GV80 will be equipped with a new 8-speed “robot” with two wet clutches.
The main competitors of the Genesis GV80 will be the current all-terrain BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Finally, the Korean crossover is to be declassified by the end of December. In early 2020, the model will enter the domestic market, and a little later, the GV80 will be offered outside of South Korea
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