The Genesis manufacturer is also turning its focus to the crossovers and SUVs. It isn’t a sedan brand anymore. The upcoming 2021 Genesis GV70 is the latest example. It is a compact luxury SUV that follows a larger GV80 model. Basically, GV70 and G70 sedan are very similar, especially in terms of size.
GV70 will compete against the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Numerous spy shots emerged online and caused a splash in the automotive world. The first feedbacks are more than positive. It seems like the Genesis hit the bulls-eye with its GV70.
2021 GV70 Spy Shots
The arriving 2021 Genesis GV70 is making a statement here. Newest spy shots are showing a bolder design and very upscale appearance. Whatsoever, it looks as sleek as its luxury rivals. The glasshouse now hosts additional chrome accents, just like the c-pillars. Similar treatment can be found on the new Hyundai Palisade.
Furthermore, beautiful curves are looking impressive. The result is an elegant SUV with a sportier vibe. The front fascia comes with a large mesh grille and split LED headlights. The creases on the hood are more Bentley-like. The rear end hosts split taillights, just like the front part does. The rear diffuser is also large, and it comes with dual exhausts.
Luxury Interior Design
The interior will look incredibly attractive and modern. The 2021 Genesis GV70 will offer crisp lines and shapes. Overall, the cabin is luxurious, and the design looks attractive. Genesis is offering numerous high-quality materials, including the leather with piano black accents. The center console comes with the BMW-like controller. The dashboard is stylish and very unique. It sports a tablet display, and the instrument cluster is digital.
We are not surprised as the G70 sedan already offers similar features. Tech-wise, 8-inch head-up display is being provided as standard. GV70 also delivers a premium sound system, 360-degree camera, and latest phone integrations. Finally, the compact SUV has to offer numerous driver-assistance features. That includes remote parking system (like Tesla’s models), lane-keep assist and safe exit assist.
Engine Specs and Rumors
The approaching 2021 Genesis GV70 surprised us with its engine option. The only logical choice is a 2.0-liter turbo-four powerplant, that isn’t a surprise. The reason is the platform, shared with the G70 sedan. Thanks to that, both models are using the same engine. The output is rated at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
However, a new 2.5-liter turbo-four is available, and it generates 303 hp. The biggest surprise is a powerful V6 that cranks out 365 horses and 375 lb-ft of torque. Many rumors are suggesting new turbodiesel and even a plug-in hybrid variant. Diesel is a possibility for markets outside the United States. Genesis will also introduce new 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Genesis GV70 Price and Release Date
It is too early to tell, but the 2021 Genesis GV70 will start at around $40,000. The price begins slightly above the cost of the G70 sedan model. Equip this compact crossover-SUV with V6 engine, and you’ll be paying over $45,000.
Genesis will release its new model at the beginning of 2021. The biggest competitors are Audi Q5, BMW X3, Range Rover Evoque and new Lincoln Corsair.