2021 Genesis GV80: New Player In Premium Segment

Not so long ago, Hyundai started with a new luxury line called Genesis. These days, we can already see a couple of very interesting models and the newest addition to the lineup is coming in the form of a mid-size luxury crossover. The new model is coming as the 2021 Genesis GV80 and it is about to hit the market this summer. Given the model’s size, you may presume it will compete with German luxury SUVs, such as BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE etc. However, the price will be notably lower, pretty much in the territory of compact luxury crossovers like Audi Q5, and that will be one of the strongest points of this Korean brand.

From what we know about the new model, there is no doubt it will be really luxurious. First of all, the cabins look really upscale, full of soft leather and other premium materials. Furthermore, you may count on a couple of quite capable engines, while we also have no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long. As we’ve just mentioned, the new crossover will hit the market this summer.

2021 Genesis GV80

2021 Genesis GV80 Design

In terms of base design characteristics, this will be a mid-size luxury crossover, designed to compete mostly with German luxury SUVs of a similar size. With more than 116 inches in wheelbase, this crossover will certainly offer a quite generous amount of space on the inside, while the mechanical aspect of the SUV seems familiar as well. This model will be in a close relationship with the G80 luxury sedan, so we are talking about a genuine premium layout, which means rear-wheel drive, or AWD system in higher trim levels. The overall length will go slightly under 195 inches.


When it comes to the exterior design, you can notice a genuine Genesis styling. A lot of inspiration has been taken from the G80 sedan. So the two models share not just mechanics, but many aesthetical solutions as well. Of course, this includes the familiar horizontal stripes that many see as G80’s trademarks, both when it comes to headlights and taillights. Of course, the massive grille looks quite familiar as well.

On the other side, the new model comes in a typical SUV manner. The 2021 Genesis GV80 dimensions look really impressive, while the whole body is characterized by a pretty massive and bold character that makes it look really SUV-ish. Also, the rear end is designed in a typical wagon manner, which promises decent cargo volume as well. However, this will still be a crossover, which rides on a unibody platform and provides a pretty nice driving experience. We presume that the suspension setup will be on the soft side.


From what we can see on the new crossover, it looks like the new cabin will look really impressive. The 2021 Genesis GV80 interior will be characterized by hi-quality materials. Everything looks soft on touch, which the seats seem really massive, which guarantees lots of comfort on longer trips. Also, the overall interior design will be characterized by pretty simplistic design solutions, full of elegant horizontal lines. Of course, the long list of standard and optional tech goodies will make everything look even more opulent.

2021 Genesis GV80 Interior

As we already mentioned, the new luxury SUV will feature more than 116 inches in wheelbase. That promises plenty of legroom on the inside. However, it looks like the base model will come with just two rows of seats. The third row will be optional and we don’t expect it will be very spacious. More likely, it will be just for kids.

2021 Genesis GV80 Engines

When it comes to the engine lineup, we know for sure that North American models will come in two variants. Base models will be equipped with a turbo-four engine. It will be a new 2.5-liter unit, which puts out around 300 horsepower. Higher trim levels will be equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 375 horsepower. Both engines will come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.

When it comes to 2021 Genesis GV80 specs for the European market, it looks like the company is also going to offer a diesel version. This one would come with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, which is good for about 275 horsepower.

2021 Genesis GV80 Release Date

2021 Genesis GV80 Release Date and Price

According to the latest reports, the new luxury SUV will hit the market sometime this summer, while the more precise details are yet to come. When it comes to the 2021 Genesis GV80 price, we know that base models will go slightly under 50.000 dollars. On the other side, range-topping versions should go over 70.000 dollars. Key competitors will be models like Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and similar models.

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