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Genesis reveals key details of GV70 medium SUV

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9 Dec 2020

TWO months after its reveal, Genesis has spilt the details on its upcoming GV70 mid-sized premium SUV which is due to touch down in Australia in the first half of next year with the choice of three different engines.

 

Those engine choices consist of two petrols and one diesel, which can be found under the bonnet of other Hyundai Motor Group offerings.

 

The base offering is a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol mill developing 224kW of power and 422Nm of torque while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-banger churns out 155kW/441Nm – both of which send their power to either the rear or all four wheels depending on customer preference.

 

At the top of the range sits a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 good for 280kW/530Nm which will ship exclusively with all-wheel-drive.

 

Transmission details have not been confirmed as yet however we expect gear-shifting duties to be taken care of by the same eight-speed automatic as seen in both the G80 and bigger GV80 SUV.

 

All variants come as standard with launch control, with Genesis claiming a 5.1-second 0-100km/h time for the 3.5T flagship while an optional sport package is also available across the range which adds an electronic limited-slip differential, sport-exclusive wheels and some more aggressive styling cues.

 

All-wheel-drive versions also come with ‘multi terrain control’ to enhance off-road capabilities.

 

While local pricing and specifications are yet to be revealed, the GV70 follows in the tracks of its bigger GV80 sibling in offering plenty of standard equipment including a new bio-metric security system for the infotainment.

 

The fingerprint recognition can also be used in conjunction with the driver’s set-up preferences regarding position, menu and display configurations.

 

Standard safety highlights meanwhile include eight airbags, forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, intelligent speed limit assist, driver attention warning and forward attention warning, navigation-based smart cruise control, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, parking collision-avoidance assist and highway driving assist.

 

According to Genesis boss Jay Chang, the brand has been striving to build “an integrated and sincere connection on every aspect directly related to consumers” including design, product, service and lifestyle.

 

“Upon the release of the GV70 today, based on its customer-centric philosophy, Genesis will continue to provide luxurious models that consumers want and that help deliver special memories to their daily lives,” he said.

 

As previously covered by GoAuto, the GV70 resembles something of a scaled-down, sportier GV80 with the same horizontally split quad-headlight arrangement flanking the ‘Crest Grille’ which has been mounted lower down on the front fascia while the sloping roofline and extra body cladding add another element of athleticism.

 

Genesis has sold 149 new vehicles this year to the end of November, marking a sales increase of 82.7 per cent compared to the 98 it shifted over the same period last year.


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