The Korean maker former an entirely new brand, reserved for premium vehicles only. It started with a couple of sedans however considering the present situation on the car market; a crossover seems like an urgent thing. We’ve seen a concept of a crossover known as GV80. It was some kind of a preview for the production variation. Latest reports suggest that the manufacturer is going to keep the concert’s title.
Therefore the all-new SUV from the Hyundai’s luxury division should come 2020 Genesis GV80. It is going to have a lot of inspiration from the last-year concept. But it should come with a lot of changes as well. At present, the new model is at a relatively early stage of development but should be ready in about a year.
2020 Genesis GV80 Redesign
As we already mentioned, the all-new SUV is in an early phase of development. The testing model has been seen recently and it clearly shows that mechanisms are of focus in testing at present. On the other side, the new model still conveys Santa Fe’s body. Thus we’ll focus on the platform at present. There are two options that seem logical at the moment. Considering that the test mule wears Santa Fe’s body, there is a huge possibility that it rides on the same platform as well.
This usually means that the 2020 Genesis GV80 is some sort of a stretched Santa Fe in mechanical aspect. However, we are much closer to those reports that indicate the G80’s platform. This sounds more natural. Two models have the same number designation, so they should maintain a close relationship in a lot of ways. Everything begins from a platform. Not to mention that the rear-wheel drive is something that a real luxury SUV of that size simply must possess.
Interior Design and Features
The 2020 Genesis GV80 will take a good deal of inspiration from the last-year concept. Thus far, we could say for certain that the new model is going to be a mid-size crossover, that perfectly fits the brand’s latest designation. However, it is still difficult to say anything regarding the styling. Simply said, the new model is at the first stage of development. At this time, we can only speculate and the very first thing that comes to our heads are all those parts on the concept which would most likely be left out from the manufacturing model.
We are pretty certain that these twin-stripe headlamps will be replaced with something more traditional, more production-friendly. Also, anticipate tweaks to the grille. The overall grille size and shape might stay similar, but definitely, expect to see different patterns. Most likely, we will see two of them, just like it is the case with the G80 sedan. A grille with horizontal slats would be reserved for base cuts, while the sporty, honeycomb net will decorate potential performance version. Simply, this aspect is dependent upon some things, including the platform.
The only thing we can say for sure is that the new cottage will not have too many common things with the cabin of a concept variant. Just, such design is far too production-unfriendly. Exactly like the current sedan models, the new crossover will probably feature more affordable price compared to rivals. This ought to be one of its most important trumps. Such a design strategy definitely would not help when we talk about reducing production expenses. On the other side, we can assume that the new cottage will be quite spacious. Anticipate three rows of seats in the base variant, as well as a fairly generous cargo area.
2020 Genesis GV80 Engine
We can presume that the new SUV will feature multiple engine options. We hope to observe both six- and eight-cylinder engines at the offer. Base versions will likely arrive with a comfortable 3.8-liter V6, with a maximum output of 311 horsepower. On the other side, higher trims should include a large 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Though it is not easy to speculate about precise amounts, we expect to see this engine tuned to something like 420 horsepower. Both units will probably come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and also most likely with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive ought to be optional. In the end, expect to see a thing more environment-friendly. Most likely, it will be some plug-in hybrid, but it seems too early to speculate about possible specs.
Release Date and Price
Although in an early stage of evolution, many experts suggest that the new 2020 Genesis GV80 will be ready by the end of next year, eventually in early 2020. When it comes to price, we would need to have a look at the competition first. In the segment of mid-size luxury SUVs, a Few of the leaders are models like BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC90, etc. All these models feature starting price somewhere around 50.000 dollars. Considering the G80 Condo is for approximately 20 percent cheaper than its competitors, we can assume that the 2020 Genesis GV80 price will begin somewhere around 40.000 dollars, roughly.