The 2022 Genesis GV70 Is Here, And It's A Huge Deal
Genesis has unveiled the GV70 luxury SUV - here's why it's a big deal.
1. Genesis has released the first images of the 2022 GV70.
2. It has a Sport model available and will join the GV80 as a second Genesis SUV.
3. It is expected to arrive at dealerships sometime in 2021.
Genesis has unveiled the 2022 GV70 luxury SUV. It's stunning, unlike some of its competitors, and should pack some major power, along with a lavish interior. The GV70 shouldn't be confused with the larger GV80, which has yet to go on sale, but size is no scale in this case - the GV70 could be a huge deal for the Genesis brand.
The 2022 GV70 will go head to head with class-owning titans such as the Mercedes GLC-Class, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and BMW X3. Based on the photos that were released, the GV70 has the potential to be a real worry to these long-time champions. This potential leads strong with the likely possibility of it becoming a brand best-seller.
Eyes On The Prize
There's no other word for it, the GV70 is stunning. With its sporty and yet luxurious appearance, the GV70 could attract a lot of attention from those who want a less mainstream SUV, which could potentially poach some BMW X3 and Audi Q5 consumers. The diamond grille is a huge flex, and carries over from the Genesis G80 and G90 models along with its taillights and other design elements.
GV70 Sport models come adorned with black 21-inch wheels, different exhaust pipes that could suggest an upgraded exhaust system, and black accents.
Entering the cabin of the GV70, the focal point could be many lavish items. One could be the luxuriously appealing oval steering wheel, another could be the modern infotainment display, and a final one might be the silver plating. GV70 Sport models will have a more athletic interior, with red accents, a sportier steering wheel, and racier seats...Because your massive SUV will attend track days?
Although we don't have all the details, I have made speculations as to what will be powering the 2022 GV70. Based on the research I have done, I believe that the turbocharged 2.5 L 4-cylinder from the Genesis G80 sedan will be the base engine, and a more powerful 3.3 L V6 from the G90 could be in the Sport model. As far as specifications, the 2.5 L produces 300 horsepower and the 3.3 L V6 puts out 365 horses. What we do know is that the GV70 will be based on other Genesis model's rear-wheel and all-wheel drive platforms. Presumably, rear wheel drive will be standard, and all-wheel drive will be an optional extra.
Looking at other Genesis models, I assume that the GV70 will be slightly lower priced than its $43,000 competitors, and might land somewhere around $38,000-$41,000. 6-8 months is a good timeline of when the GV70 will arrive in dealerships.