GV80 is already available for the purchase. Hyundai’s premium branch will continue to deliver models for this lineup. The first next SUV should be the 2021 Genesis GV70. We could see it as the concept, and the production will start later. The carmaker also works on further expansion. Various sources are reporting about the GV60 and GV90. But, these are long-term projects.
The 2021 Genesis GV70 will be a smaller version of the GV80. So, we already saw the direction of development for the Genesis lineup. There won’t be huge differences, although the GV70 is going to be smaller. The first spy photos are already out, but the styling is not visible. Since it belongs to the premium class, the interior is getting special treatment with advanced technology and genuine materials. Well, the price will be the perfect indicator of expectations from the SUV.
2021 Genesis GV70 Dimensions, Styling
The GV80 is a mid-size 195-inches long SUV. The 2021 Genesis GV70 will be smaller, probably more than 10 inches. The carmaker is placing it in the compact segment, leaving a slot under this model for the GV60. This one is more important than the full-size GV90. Small SUV segment is the most popular in the market. Non-premium crossovers are achieving the best-selling records, with more than 300k sales per annum. Well, Hyundai has a way to go before it reaches such numbers. The availability of premium segment will definitely help.
The new vehicle will combine elements of its closest siblings. We already mentioned a larger SUV coming out in a few months. The other model that will serve as the inspiration is the G70 sedan. It is also a new vehicle and we will see a lot of similarities between these two. Spy photos are indicating that Genesis could slope the roofline to make the crossover more aggressive. However, it will harm the interior space. Still, the cool look will draw the attention of mostly younger buyers. The Korean carmaker is taking on rivals coming from Germany.
The company will definitely upgrade the exterior to make this model unique. On the other hand, we can guess what to expect inside the cabin if we compare the GV70 to the G70 sedan. Well, all Genesis models had impressive cockpits. So, there is no reason why the new crossover should fail. Leather upholstery is certain, as well as wood details and accents on the dashboard. Well, the new player in the luxury market definitely means business.
The possible downside could be the space for passengers in the rear row. Well, the G70 lacks room there, and even the GV80 is not our favorite compared to similar models by other companies. Plus, the sloped roof of the upcoming crossover does not promise too much headroom. Buyers can expect the same problems for the cargo space. The cool look pays the price with the lack of room inside the vehicle. We will see how the 2021 Genesis GV70 is going to stand against BMW X3 and Audi Q5.
2021 Genesis GV70 Specs
Experts already have predictions about the drivetrains for the new GV70. The compact crossover will need a four-cylinder unit for the entry-level model. It has to deliver a lot of power, so the turbocharged version is certain. Engineers will probably go with a 2.0-liter displacement. Previously, it was good for 252 hp, which is slightly above all three German premium compact crossovers. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to wheels. According to some reports, the rear axle could make the small SUV move. Still, an AWD remains optional. Hyundai’s all-wheel-drive models consume a lot of fuel compared to the 2WD versions. We’ll see if engineers are going to fix it for the luxury class.
An alternative for the turbo-four is a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6. The company will offer this engine with 365 horsepower, raising the driving impression to another level. We cannot compare the fuel economy with the G70 sedan, since the crossover SUV will be significantly heavier.
2021 Genesis GV70 Price Estimation
With a lot of details about the 2021 Genesis GV70 still missing, we can only predict the price of the luxury SUV. One of the parallels we can make is with other models in the same segment. A four-pot unit will be the base one and the vehicle equipped with such drivetrain is going to cost around $42,000. A turbo-six will add nearly $10,000 having in mind that engine upgrade is not going to be the only high-end feature.
We also expect news about the self-driving system. Hyundai is serious about it and the driver aid features the Korean company offers is one of the best in the class. Automatic emergency braking and lane departure alert are already there. The next step is to make vehicles change lanes on their own and park without human interference.