- Genesis has released a few more U.S. details on its new GV80 luxury SUV.
- A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four is the base engine, and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 is the upgrade and makes 375 horsepower.
- We expect pricing to start at around $50,000 and top out around $65,000.
Genesis revealed the GV80 for the second time in Miami—two weeks after its Korean unveil and our first drive—as the city preps like mad to host the big game. There’s still no official word on price, but we have it on good word the GV80 will start at $50,000 for the rear-wheel drive inline-four and crest $65,000 fully-loaded for the all-wheel drive V-6.
That will make it somewhat cheaper than competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE-class, which starts in the mid-$50,000 range for a four-cylinder model and can reach well into the $80,000 range for a fully equipped six-cylinder model.
Both of the GV80’s turbocharged engine choices for the U.S. market are new to the Hyundai and Genesis families. The 2.5-liter turbo-four is the same engine seen in the new Sonata N-Line, and it’s likely to make around 290 horsepower in the GV80. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo surpasses the brand’s current 3.3-liter V-6’s 365 hp, making a total of 375 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic and a full suite of driver assists come standard. All-wheel-drive models have an electronic limited-slip differential.
We also noticed another cool detail: The side turn signals are mounted on the flanks, not the mirrors, and they light up in the same double-bar fashion as the front headlights. The last car we remember doing something remotely similar was the long, thin turn signal on the BMW Z8. Semi-trucks and school buses don’t have turn signals this large.
The GV80 goes on sale this summer.