The first Genesis SUV is set to debut in Australia in the form of the progressive and luxurious all-new GV80.
The flagship GV80 will provide the foundation for the future Genesis SUV line-up by delivering on the Genesis product values of class-above design and quality with state-of-the-art safety and technology.
“Having established Genesis in Australia as a maker of high-quality luxury cars, we are delighted now to introduce the brand’s first SUV in the form of the all-new GV80,” said CEO of Genesis Motors Australia, Jun Heo.
The Genesis GV80 is offered in four variants, with three powertrains, rear- and all-wheel drive, five- and seven-seats, and an optional Luxury Package.
The 2.5T opens the GV80 range, featuring an all-new 2.5 litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine (224kW & 422Nm) with an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Standard luxury appointments include a mood-lit cabin with genuine leather and wood-finished trim, a 14.5-inch HD touchscreen multimedia interface, panoramic sunroof, 20-inch alloy wheels and a power-operated tailgate.
In addition, there are 10 airbags and the Genesis Active Safety Control suite of technologies, including a multi-function Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system, Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA), Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go and Machine Learning functions, and a Surround View Monitor (SVM) with 3D function.
The GV80 2.5T AWD pairs the petrol turbo with all-wheel drive, and inside the cabin brings a third-row to take seating capacity to seven.
GV80 3.0D AWD introduces the all-new refined straight six turbo diesel engine boasting 204kW and a generous 588Nm of torque.
The flagship model, Genesis GV80 3.5T AWD is headlined by the all-new powerhouse 3.5-litre turbo petrol V6 producing 279kW and 530Nm.
The seven-seater 3.0D AWD and 3.5T AWD deliver the enhanced ride and refinement of Road Preview Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS), and heightened dynamic capability courtesy of an electro-mechanical limited slip differential (e-LSD) and 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265/40 Michelin tyres.
The Luxury Package offered on each of the four variants includes Nappa leather trim, a 12.3-inch full screen instrument cluster, three-zone climate control, soft close doors, an 18-way power adjustable driver’s seat with Ergo Motion massage function, and additional Genesis Active Safety Control systems.
GV80’s well-balanced profile and RWD proportions are emphasised by a smoothly contoured roofline and a crisp ‘parabolic line’ graphic and underlined by eye-catching 20- and 22-inch alloy wheel designs that embody Athletic Elegance.
Headlining are a 14.5-inch Genesis infotainment system touchscreen multimedia unit, classy central Genesis Integrated Controller dial, 12.0-inch Head-Up Display (HUD), and 12.3-inch Genesis 3D cluster (Luxury Package).
Additional convenience and luxury features in GV80 include wireless smartphone charging, power-operated door latches (Luxury Package), and a 1050 Watt, 21-speaker Lexicon premium sound system capable of crisp, concert hall stereophonics.
Pricing starts at $90,600 and goes to $108,600 with the Luxury Park an extra $10,000. All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (excludes dealer delivery and on road costs)