The Genesis car maker has announced its brand new and the first luxurious sport utility vehicle which will hit the market as the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV. Known for the production of quality and good-looking sedans, we cannot expect less for the upcoming SUV. The GV80 SUV Concept has been presented at the New York Auto Show while the production version should arrive sometime in two years.
The concept version has been shown with a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain while the production version is expected to arrive with traditional engine too. The upcoming 2019 Genesis should arrive with very appealing exterior design, luxurious and very modern cabin and several strong powertrains under its hood. Although it will have strong rivals among BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade, the new GV80 will definitively be worth waiting.
2019 Genesis GV80 SUV engines and performance
Just like we have previously mentioned, the concept model is powered with a hydrogen fuel cell engine. However, any further specs or performance and range are unavailable. However, we believe that the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV will use the same engines which power the rest of the brand’s lineup. So, it could easily appear with a range of 4-cylinder, V-6 and V-8 units. For example, the one option could be a 3.8-liter V-6 engine which powers the G80 sedan. This unit is able to develop around 311 horses and 293 pound-feet of torque. Furthermore, there could also be a stronger 5.0-liter V-8 powertrain. This engine will have the output of 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.
These engines pair with an 8-speed manual gearbox and the rear-wheel drive will most likely be standard. However, the all-wheel drive configuration should be offered as well.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to external appearance, the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV will most likely arrive with very similar design as the concept version. It will look very elegant, athletic and muscular. Its proportions are perfectly balanced and the whole body is sleek and well-done from every angle. The front end features V-shaped honeycomb chrome grille and a pair of twin-stripe thin headlamps. However, the headlamps will probably be slightly revised with more traditional look when it enters the production. The rear lights features the similar design as the front ones and will also be redesigned with larger units. The sides features unique door handles, roof rack and side mirrors. Furthermore, the new Geneses will ride on unique 23-inch mesh alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2019 Genesis GV80 SUV will look luxurious, spacious and very elegant with premium materials and top-notch tech features. The seats are very cozy and upholstered in soft leather. As the matter of fact, the whole cabin will feature leather trim which will receive interesting diamond stitching on doors, dashboard etc. The center console will get a large and long 22-inch display. Besides that, we can expect plenty of other safety and infotainment features.
Release date and price
2019 Genesis GV80 SUV should arrive sometime in 2019, perhaps a bit earlier. As for the pricing, nothing is yet said. But we assume that it should be similar to the price tag of its main competitors.