Shopping for a new luxury crossover SUV? The upcoming Genesis GV70 may be worth the wait. Available spring 2021, the GV70 is a midsize crossover designed for shoppers looking for something smaller than the brand’s acclaimed large SUV, the GV80.
The GV80 was the first SUV launched under Hyundai’s luxury brand, impressing critics with its richly appointed interior, agile driving dynamics, and suite of advanced technological features including an adaptive cruise control system augmented by machine learning capabilities. We expect the GV70 to be a similarly impressive competitor in the midsize segment.
Although Genesis has not yet revealed the design of the GV70, spy photos offer clues. In addition to incorporating design cues from the GV80 and recently-facelifted G70, the GV70 is expected to present a distinct, new look of its own. The brand’s designers intend for every model to offer its own striking appearance, not merely reproducing the brand’s design language in different sizes, as some competitors have done. On the inside, expect the brand’s diamond-quilted leather upholstery, high-quality metal switch gear, and clean, modern design.
Pros/ 375 hp twin-turbo V6, sumptuous interior, possible new infotainment system
Cons/ Many accomplished competitors, no electrified version
Bottom Line/ Expected to be a competitive model in its segment
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Genesis GV70 Price and Ordering
Two engines are expected to be offered in a variety of trim levels, including GV70 Standard, GV70 Advanced, and GV70 Prestige.
Pricing for each model is expected to start from:
- 2.5T: $41,999 (est.)
- 3.5T: $45,999 (est.)
Optional all-wheel-drive is expected to add as much as $6,000 to each trim.
Genesis could begin accepting orders for the GV70 later this year. More details will be announced in the future about the reservation process.
Genesis GV70 Engine, Transmission, and Performance
- Engine choices could include the new turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the 3.5-liter turbo V6 from the GV80
- 2.5L turbo offers 300 hp and 311 lb-ft, while the six-pot produces
- 3.5L V6 turbo offers 375 hp and 381 lb-ft.of torque
- Rear-wheel-drive will likely be standard with optionally available all-wheel-drive
- 8-speed automatic transmission is also likely
- 2 rows of seats
- A suite of advanced tech features including adaptive cruise control and all the latest driver safety aids
- It could debut by late 2020 with first customer deliveries in the spring of 2021
Genesis GV70 Features and Pricing
Like the GV80, the GV70 is expected to feature a large display across the top of the dashboard incorporating advanced technological features and modern infotainment including both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is also anticipated. It could even feature the new infotainment system that debuted with the G80 sedan and supports multiple input methods including touchscreen, a control pad, and gesture controls.
Crash testing has not yet been completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Driver-assistance features such as automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist should all be standard on the GV70. Given the recent upgrade in standard safety equipment, Genesis could offer blindspot detection with rear cross-traffic alert as standard as well.
Of particular note is the adaptive cruise control system developed by Genesis. Unlike the systems in competitor vehicles, this system utilizes machine-learning to adjust to different driving styles so it “learns” your habits and responds as you would in various conditions.
As for the pricing, at this point, it is pure speculation but given that it will likely be based on the G70 platform like the G80 utilizes the GV80 platform, we expect the GV70 to start from $42,000.
Genesis GV70 Photos
|Price Range /||$42,000-$58,000 (est.)|
|Powertrain /||2.5L turbo 4-cylinder / 3.5L twin-turbo V6|
|Power (hp) /||300 / 375|
|Torque (lb-ft.) /||311 / 381|
|Drivetrain /||8-speed automatic|