Genesis is starting off 2020 strong with the announcement of its first luxury SUV, the GV80, which came on New Year’s Eve 2019. The SUV was originally announced as a concept back in 2017 and has now been confirmed as a production model for the 2020 model year. Genesis states that the “V” in GV80 stands for versatility, which is what the SUV will bring to its lineup.
Not much information was released besides some first-look images, but we do know that the vehicle will come with rear-wheel drive, like the G70, G80, and G90 sedans, with all-wheel drive as an option. Powertrain options have not yet been announced. The GV80 also takes exterior styling cues from the sedans with its headlights and the signature Genesis Crest Grille.
On the inside, Genesis took a minimalistic, technology-focused approach with few buttons, a rotating electronic gear selector, a large dash-mounted touchscreen, and slender air vents that span the width of the cabin. We expect that the GV80 will be available in both two-row and three-row seating variations.