Published on October 30th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Genesis GV70 Shown for the First Time. What Do you Think?
Just last week, the premium arm of Hyundai Motor Group, Genesis, showed off their facelifted compact executive, the G70. Now, they’re showing the new GV70, which slots under their GV80 SUV, which we saw in Malaysia a couple of months ago.
Genesis is still a rather young luxury brand, forming around 2015 as Hyundai spun off their most expensive sedan, the ‘Hyundai Genesis’ into a marque of its own.
To understand the brand’s nomenclature, we have an article here to help you out.
The GV70 is a rear-wheel driven SUV that competes against the likes of the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. It will probably be offered with 2.5L and 3.5L turbocharged petrol engines.
A 3.0L diesel is also expected. It’s unlikely the GV70 will ever be brought to Malaysia, but you can learn more about its design in the press release below.
Genesis officially revealed the exterior and interior of the athletic and sporty GV70 SUV. The much-anticipated Genesis GV70 becomes the fifth model in the Genesis lineup, joining the G70, G80, and G90 sedans, along with recently announced GV80 flagship SUV. Like all other Genesis models, the GV70 will be based on a rear-wheel-drive platform.
The “G” in GV70 represents Genesis, while the “V” refers to the versatility that only a Genesis SUV can offer.
Inspired by the design philosophy of “Athletic Elegance”, the GV70 features a sporty and powerful appearance.
The design of the Genesis GV70’s front is thoroughly unique. The iconic Crest Grille, which takes its shape from the Genesis logo, has been set lower than the Quad Lamps to reflect the SUV’s athletic nature, while the two lines of the Quad Lamps evoke a sense of speed and dynamism. Skid plates placed on the bottom of the bumpers reinforce the SUV’s powerful image.
When viewed from the side, the Genesis GV70 exudes an elegant sensibility. The arching Parabolic Line, which begins at the top of the Quad Lamps and runs elegantly along the side of the SUV, creates a dramatic contrast with the muscular rear fenders. The sleek and elegant coupe-like roofline, along with the dropping chrome line to the C-pillar, accentuate the GV70’s unique athletic characteristic.
At the rear, the taillights feature the ultra-thin signature two lines of the Quad Lamps, while all functional elements are set in the bumper, helping to achieve exceptionally clean, pure forms. The rear also features a number of subtle design details – including a G-Matrix pattern-applied bumper, a unique vertical shaped muffler, and a body-colored diffuser – that accentuate the GV70’s dynamic look.
Genesis also unveiled a GV70 Sport model, which features an eye-catching design.
The Sport package model includes an exclusively designed front bumper and 21-inch, G-Matrix pattern-applied wheels, as well as dark chrome garnishes and a large diameter exhaust, which evoke a pronounced dynamic expression. The Sport model’s interior features exclusive colors and trim, including a sport steering wheel and carbon-fiber appointed consoles and doors, which accentuate its dynamic image.