THE Genesis GV70, the car maker’s first-ever medium SUV, will be available for sale locally from July 2021. It will be offered with a choice of three turbocharged powertrains, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either rear or all-wheel drive.
An extensive list of standard equipment, and optional Sport Line and Luxury packages will also feature. The signature Crest grille with G-Matrix pattern and the two-stripe quad lamp headlights are born out of the Genesis emblem crest and wings.
Inside, the GV70’s interior is built on the Korean ‘Beauty of White Space’ architectural philosophy, which carefully balances function and tranquillity to create an open, uncluttered cabin with a sporty, driver-focused instrument layout.
Inspired by the simple, yet dynamic forms of airplane wings and fuselages, the cabin uses elliptical shapes to maximise the sense of volume, creating a luxurious aesthetic that is a perfect match for the sporty exterior.
The first-ever GV70 takes the Genesis strengths of driving comfort and quietness and adds confident, dynamic driving performance and new technologies, to deliver a refreshingly luxurious medium SUV experience.
The range opening 2.5T is powered by a 224kW/422Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine driving the rear wheels. In the GV70 2.5T AWD this engine is teamed with an electronically controlled Genesis AWD system.
The Genesis GV70 2.2D AWD pairs a new 154kW/440Nm all-aluminium 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine with electronically controlled Genesis AWD.
The flagship Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport features a 279kW/530Nm twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre petrol V6, also paired with electronically controlled Genesis AWD and an exclusive electro-mechanical limited slip differential (e-LSD) on the rear axle.
Every GV70 includes the safety of eight airbags, and an extensive range-standard suite of Genesis active safety control advanced technologies, which include blind-spot collision avoidance-assist, and a blind-spot view monitor.
The driver attention warning system includes leading vehicle departure alert and forward collision-avoidance assist. There’s also car/pedestrian/cyclist detection, junction turning/junction crossing functionality, and lane change oncoming and side detection.
Evasive steering assist, high beam assist, intelligent speed limit assist, lane follow and lane keep assist, also feature. Every Genesis GV70 scores a panoramic sunroof, adjustable ambient lighting, and acoustic laminated windshield and front door glass.
There’s genuine leather-appointed seats and stitched leather-appointed dashboard and door trims. Standard conveniences include 12-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, reclining rear seats, and remote start via smart key.
A power operated tailgate with hands-free opening and manual sunshades for the rear doors also feature. Infotainment comes in the form of a 14.5-inch HD touch screen display, navigation with augmented reality view and live traffic updates.
An integrated controller supports handwriting recognition, and there’s digital radio and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility. There’s also a nine-speaker Genesis audio system, wireless smartphone charging, and dual-zone climate control.
The Sport Line package brings 19-inch Sport Line alloy wheels, a sport brake package, large calibre dual exhaust finishers and a Sport+ drive mode. It also incorporates a Sport Line exterior package including Sport front and rear bumpers.
In addition, there’s a gloss black sport radiator grille, front skid plate and roof rails, and dark chrome radiator grille surround and window frame trims. Inside, the Sport Line package includes Nappa Leather and suede appointed sport seats.
It further adds a suede headlining and pillars, a sport steering wheel, sport alloy pedals, sport aluminium trim, and sport gauges for oil temperature, torque and turbo boost.
The Luxury package introduces additional Genesis active safety control technologies, including forward attention warning and parking collision-avoidance assist for the rear of the car.
An intelligent front lighting system and rear privacy glass can be optioned on the 3.5T AWD Sport or Sport Line versions, along with 21-inch alloy wheels. The cabin is enriched with Nappa Leather appointed seats and a suede headlining and pillars.
A quilted seat pattern and 3D effect backlit trim also feature, as does a 12.3-inch full screen instrument cluster with 3D function, a head-up display, and 1050 watt 16-speaker Lexicon by HARMAN audio.
There is also a remote smart parking assist system, an 18-way adjustable driver’s seat with ergo motion massage function, a passenger seat walk-in switch, heated steering wheel and second-row seats, and three-zone climate control.
The 2021 Genesis GV70 offers ample choice, with 11 exterior colours (eight gloss and three matte), eight interior colours and four interior trim inserts, to allow customers to personalise their SUV.
Pricing for the 2021 Genesis GV70 starts from $66,400 (plus on-roads) through to the range topping GV70 3.5 AWD Sport coming in at $83,400 (plus on-roads). The new Genesis GV70 will be available for purchase July 2021.