It has been a long road for Genesis and the new GV80, from an external perspective in the automotive media. Imagine what happened to Genesis executives when they saw an SUV-crazy world while the young luxury brand only managed three limousines. For Genesis, however, there will no longer be a until since the GV80 is finally identified as the first and only sport utility vehicle for the time being.
The debut is literally happening as This article will be published, so stay tuned. What we can tell you at the moment is that the GV80 will be available as both a two and a three-row SUV, with a bold design on the outside with luxurious accents on the inside. There's a choice of engines under the hood, starting with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with turbocharger and an output of 304 hp (227 kilowatts) model engine, but the upgrade is a 3.5-liter Six-cylinder that packs 380 hp (283 kW) and an alleged 0-60 sprint of 5.7 seconds. Buyers in South Korea will also have a 3.0-liter turbo diesel that generates 278 hp (207 kW) and 588 Nm (434 pound-feet) of torque.
The GV80 is initially offered in South Korea and the rest of the world gets the SUV later. Unlike most modern new car debuts, it won't be long before it reaches dealers. Sales of the diesel engine on the Korean market are expected to begin later this month. The GV80 will arrive in other markets later in the year.