The 2021 Genesis GV80 Premium Crossover is presented to the public for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show. Motor1.com has a team at the event, so here's a fresh look at the upcoming vehicle.
The GV80 is Genesis luxury The brand's first crossover, and the model couldn't enter the popular segment early enough. It has an imposing exterior design with novel elements such as split headlights and exhaust outlets, which have the same shape as the grille.
Buyers can choose between a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with turbocharger and an output of 300 hp (224 kilowatts). or a 3.5-liter V6 with turbocharger and over 370 hp (267 kW). Both will use an eight-speed automatic transmission. The crossover is supplied with rear-wheel drive as standard, but an all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled limited slip differential is an option.
Inside the GV80 there is a lot of technology over three rows of seats. There's a 14.5-inch split screen infotainment system with an available augmented reality navigation display. The touchpad controller has handwriting recognition that allows owners to make selections for tasks such as dialing numbers or entering navigation destinations. There is also active noise cancellation, which is said to create an extremely quiet cabin. The driver should feel very comfortable in a seat with seven air cells, which essentially functions as an additional suspension.
The GV80 will go on sale this summer. Genesis has not yet released prices. Rumor has it that the crossover for the four-cylinder model would start at around $ 50,000. If you opt for the V6 and load it with options, the cost is said to be around $ 65,000. If this is correct, the GV80 would undercut the comparable premium switches from Germany.