Genesis reveals new SUV as GV70 breaks cover

GENESIS today officially revealed the exterior and interior of the GV70, the much anticipated fifth model in the brand’s lineup, joining the G70, G80 and G90 sedans, and the GV80 SUV.

Like other models in the lineup, the GV70 will be based on a rear-wheel-drive platform; all-wheel drive will also be available. The “G” in GV70 represents Genesis, while the “V” refers to the versatility that only a Genesis SUV can offer.

Inspired by the philosophy of ‘Athletic Elegance’, the GV70 features a sporty and powerful appearance. The design of the GV70’s front is thoroughly unique.

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The iconic crest grille, which takes its shape from the Genesis logo, has been set lower than the two-lined quad lamps to reflect the SUV’s athletic nature. Its lighting pattern evokes a sense of speed and dynamism.

Skid plates placed on the bottom of the bumpers reinforce the SUV’s powerful image. When viewed from the side, the GV70 exudes an elegant sensibility.

The arching parabolic line, which begins at the top of the quad lamps and runs elegantly along the side of the SUV, creates a dramatic contrast with the muscular rear fenders.

The sleek and elegant coupe-like roofline, along with the dropping chrome line to the C-pillar, accentuates the GV70’s unique athletic characteristic.

At the rear, the taillights feature the ultra-thin, two-lined quad lamp, while all functional elements are set in the bumper, helping to achieve exceptionally clean, pure forms.

The rear also features a number of subtle design details, including a G-Matrix pattern applied bumper, a unique vertical shaped muffler, and a body coloured diffuser, that accentuate the GV70’s dynamic look.

The GV70’s interior exhibits characteristics of the elegant South Korean architectural philosophy, ‘the beauty of white space’, a design language based on maximising passengers’ comfort and convenience.

The driver centric layout of the interior borrows inspiration from the aerodynamic sections of aircraft wings. Genesis also unveiled a GV70 Sport model, which features an eye catching design.

The Sport model includes an exclusively designed front bumper and 21-inch, G-Matrix pattern applied wheels, as well as dark chrome garnishes and a large diameter exhaust, which evoke a pronounced dynamic expression.

It’s interior features exclusive colors and trim, including a sport steering wheel and carbon-fibre appointed consoles and doors, which accentuate its dynamic image.

‘The audaciously designed new GV70 breaks new ground for Genesis through purity of design execution. This follows the Genesis G80 and GV80, which demonstrated the perfect balance of our design identity ‘Athletic Elegance’,” said SangYup Lee, Senior VP and Head of Global Genesis Design.

“The new GV70 inherits the Genesis design DNA including signature elements, such as the Wing Face and Two Lines. Along with the G70, the athletic 70-series line-up expands our design territory,” he added.

“As a luxury brand based in Korea, we are excited to offer ‘Beauty of White Space’, Genesis’ contemporary spatial experience exclusively to our special customers.”

Further information and specifications will be announced closer to launch.

Genesis reveals new line up star, the GV70 SUV
Genesis GV70 interior (overseas model shown)
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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