After the recently confirmed Genesis GV70, some photographers caught on camera the upcoming 2022 Genesis GV80 luxury SUV. From what we can see, the next-generation SUV will be a carryover model. That means the same shape and dimension will remain, while the body should introduce some small modifications.
The first-ever crossover SUV from Hyundai’s luxury brand GV80 offers attractive and unique styling and a very spacious cabin. This model features two rows and seating for five, though some versions allow seating for seven via a small, optional third row. The list of competitors is long, and in the same segment, one can found models such as BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Lexus RX, Acura MDX, and Lincoln Aviator.
2022 Genesis GV80 Exterior Upgrades
The new 2022 Genesis GV80 spy photos reveal almost the same design that we saw on the previous generation. That means we can expect minimum refreshments this time. The previous model marks a fresh design, and the new model will follow that. With 194.7 inches in length, the GV80’s is nearly identical to the models Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5.
First of all, below plenty of camos, Genesis GV80 features the same distinctive elements as the current one. It comes with a classy diamond-mesh grille and beautiful shaped twin LED headlight. Behind, the new LED taillight looks awesome, and they slat on each side. Overall, the design is unique, and we cannot wait to see this model without camouflage.
More Premium Cabin
Like the previous model, the new 2022 Genesis GV80 will feature the same layout. Firstly, this model comes in the form of a 2-row/5-passenger setup, with an optional 3-row/7-passenger configuration. However, like on many third-row SUVs nowadays, GV80 offers little room for cargo behind the seat.
In terms of techs, the new model will probably keep the same standard package. That means we can once again expect the same 14.5-inch display that sits atop the dash. Besides, this module also features a 12-speaker premium audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration, and four USB ports. As for the upholstery, it will range from leatherette to diamond-quilted Nappa leather.
The safety suite of Genesis GV80 is impressive. This model includes lane-keeping assist, blind-spot collision assist, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
Right now, there is no available information regarding the engine of the 2022 Genesis GV80. However, the first generation is powered by a very potent engine, and considers that many believe that the upcoming model will continue with the same. If it turns out to be accurate, the sec-gen GV80 will be powered by two engine options.
The first powertrain that is under the base model is a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 producing 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The next one is more powerful, and it consists of a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are connected to the 8-speed automatic transmission.
How Much Would the 2022 Genesis GV80 Cost?
The upcoming 2022 Genesis GV80, besides small refreshments outside, will also host some upgrades inside. This model offers a great package of luxury for an affordable price. The base model starts at $48,900, plus a destination fee of $1,025. However, the price will be gradually increasing, choosing the upper trims. For example, the most equipped model, Prestige, can easily reach a price of $70,950.
The base Genesis GV80 cost less than other midsize luxury SUVs such as BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Lincoln Aviator, Audi Q7, and Cadillac XT6.