2021 Genesis GV80 Arrives Stateside With Two Turbo Engines



Following its debut in South Korea, Genesis has introduced the 2021 GV80 in the United States.

Looking virtually identical to its KDM counterpart, the US-spec model resembles a baby Bentley Bentayga and will go on sale this summer.

In the United States, two engines will be available.  The company didn’t go into specifics, but confirmed choices will include a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter with 370+ hp (276 kW / 375 PS).

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While Genesis needs the GV80 to be a success, the company didn’t say much else about the crossover.  However, they confirmed it will be offered with second-row heated, ventilated and power reclining seats as well as Remote Smart Park Assist.  The latter is also available on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, so you can tell your friends your luxury crossover has “Smaht Pahk.”

Despite the lack of details, the US-spec GV80 should have a 14.5-inch infotainment system, handwriting recognition technology and augmented reality navigation.  We can also expect advanced noise cancellation technology, an air purification system and an assortment of driver assistance systems.  The latter will likely include Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Of course, the million dollar question is pricing.  Genesis models typically offer pretty good bang for the buck, but there’s no word on how much the model will cost or how nicely it will come equipped.

 

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