The last year’s launch of the GV80 has brought the first SUV from Hyundai’s luxury division. It came based on the G80 sedan and instantly received excellent critics. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Genesis GV80, which will represent the second production year, will come without any notable change. We are about to see a familiar layout, though some smaller tweaks are always possible.
All in all, you may count on familiar design characteristics. The 2022 Genesis GV80 specs will certainly remain the same, so you may count on the same couple of turbocharged engines, along with smooth transmission and composed handling. On the inside, you may count on a stylish design, full of high-quality materials. Finally, there is a very long list of standard equipment that helps this SUV stand out from the crowd. Practically, the only major complaint goes to the third row of seats, which is really tight.
Considering that bigger changes won’t come, we expect to see the next year’s model sometime in the last quarter of 2021.
2022 Genesis GV80 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this is still a pretty fresh model on the market. So, there is no doubt it will keep most of the design characteristics. Most of the mechanics are shared with the G80 sedan, which means that you may count on a genuine RWD layout. Of course, AWD models are also available. Thanks to the multi-link independent rear suspension, the ride quality is pretty amazing. This SUV is both comfortable and fun to drive.
Visually, you can notice Genesis’s typical design language and we presume this styling will remain pretty much untouched. Still, some minor 2022 Genesis GV80 changes are always possible, things like new color options and similar minor tweaks.
Things on the inside will certainly remain the same. You may count on the same cabin design, which has so many good things to offer. The overall quality is pretty impressive. The materials are high-quality, while fit&finish are as impressive, even by standards of the premium class. We would dare to say that the interior quality is on par with models like Audi Q7, which is certainly a good thing.
The first two rows are very generous with space. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row also accommodates adults with ease. On the other hand, the optional third row isn’t that generous. More precisely, it is pretty tight and only kids can find some use from it. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 84 cubic feet of the total volume, which is a pretty good number for the segment.
Of course, there’s always a chance to see novelties in this aspect with yearly updates. However, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, a 14.5-inch display, navigation, a 12-speaker audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, four USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. When it comes to optional features, you may count on upgrades like tri-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging and a 21-speaker Lexicon audio system.
The same thing is with safety features. The current model already features a pretty long list of standard features, so we don’t expect bigger changes. There are goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, front and rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, vehicle exit warning, and driver drowsiness monitoring. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a head-up display, a blind spot camera, a surround-view parking camera system, reverse automatic emergency braking, and remote smart parking assist.
2022 Genesis GV80 Engines
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. You may count on two familiar engine options in the offer, starting from a 2.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 300 horsepower. That’s plenty of power for base engine options, while the fact that we are talking about a turbocharged engine also means plenty of torque and plenty of power across the whole rev range.
If you’re up to something faster, there is also a 3.5-liter turbo-six, which delivers 375 horsepower and notably better dynamics.
Both engines come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty nice job. The base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The V6 is thirstier and returns around 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
2022 Genesis GV80 Release Date and Price
We expect to see the next year’s model sometime in the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Genesis GV80 price, things shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, which starts slightly under 50.000 dollars. Potential rivals are models like Lincoln Aviator, Volvo XC90 etc.