After the Genesis GV70 was spied a few weeks ago, new 2022 Genesis GV80 has been also caught on cameras. The next-gen SUV will introduce a couple of updates. However, most of the things will remain intact. That includes the platform, dimensions, and the vehicle’s shape.
Luxury GV80 SUV offers an appealing and exclusive design and its cabin is very spacious. This model offers two rows of seats and a room for five passengers. Moreover, the third-row is optional. The GV80 model will compete with models such as Acura MDX, Lincoln Aviator, and BMW X5.
2022 GV80 Facelift
The spy photos of the 2022 Genesis GV80 are showing almost the same look like the outgoing model. This means the arriving SUV will host mid-cycle refreshments, rather than a total exterior redesign. The all-new model will arrive with the same dimensions as its predecessor. That means the 2022 GV80 is 194.7 inches, which is almost the same size as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE models.
Despite the heavy camouflage, it is obvious that the Genesis GV80 wears the same distinctive styling cues once again. The highlight of its appearance is the premium diamond grille and a stunning twin LED headlight setup. The rear section gets a new LED taillight and new optional wheels. We are waiting for camo to come down, but we can confirm that Genesis will introduce new exterior paints.
The next-gen 2022 Genesis GV80 will feature the same cabin layout. The interior offers a two-row five-seat layout. However, the third row of seats is optional and it will provide room for seven occupants. As for the high-tech features, the new GV80 will gain various updates. However, the current 14.5-inch touchscreen that sits on top of the dashboard remains.
This SUV comes with a 12-speaker premium sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, numerous USB ports, including C-type. We expect for the leather and leatherette upholsteries to remain. On the other hand, Genesis will provide the latest driver-assistance features.
Engine Specs Will Remain
The forthcoming 2022 Genesis GV80 could arrive with a new powertrain option. However, this is just a rumor at the moment. Latest reports are strongly suggesting that the new GV80 SUV will offer two engine options from now on. The first powertrain option is a 2.5-liter turbo-four engine with 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Optionally, the GV80 model will reportedly offer a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 unit. This engine will generate up to 375 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will use the same eight-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Genesis GV80 Price and Release Date
As for the price, new 2022 Genesis GV80 will cost around $49,000. We think the price is still affordable, given the luxury this SUV has to offer. Upper trim levels such as Prestige will start at over $70,000. The biggest rivals are BMW X5, Lincoln Aviator, Cadillac XT6, and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Genesis will release its new model in the second half of 2021.