NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2022 Genesis GV70

Michael James

The Genesis GV70 will debut as a 2022 model.

The 2022 Genesis GV70 represents an athletic, versatile option in Genesis’ emerging lineup of sport utility vehicles.

It’s the fifth vehicle in the Genesis lineup, joining the G70, G80, and G90 sedans and recently announced GV80 flagship SUV.

The Genesis GV70 will debut as a 2022 model.
The Genesis GV70 will debut as a 2022 model.

Like all other Genesis models, the GV70 will be based on a rear-wheel-drive platform.

“Genesis continues to build on our solid foundation with the addition of new and exciting products to our lineup,” said Mark Del Rosso, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Motor North America. “We recently launched our first-ever SUV, the flagship GV80, with U.S. deliveries beginning in the next thirty days.

Genesis GV70: SUV Versatility

“Now, with the upcoming release of the dynamic GV70 and a further diversified product portfolio, Genesis will be able to reach an even broader audience of American consumers.”

The “G” in GV70 represents Genesis; the “V” refers to the versatility.

The design of the Genesis GV70 front features the Crest Grille, taking its shape from the Genesis logo. But it’s been set lower than the Quad Lamps to reflect the SUV’s athletic nature. The two lines of the Quad Lamps evoke a sense of speed and dynamism. Skid plates placed on the bottom of the bumpers reinforce the SUV’s powerful image.

The side view of the pending Genesis GV70.
The side view of the pending Genesis GV70.

When viewed from the side, the GV70 exudes an elegant sensibility. The arching Parabolic Line, which begins at the top of the Quad Lamps and runs elegantly along the side of the SUV, creates a dramatic contrast with the muscular rear fenders. The sleek and elegant coupe-like roofline, along with the dropping chrome line to the C-pillar, accentuates the GV70’s unique athletic characteristic.

At the rear, the taillights feature the ultra-thin signature two lines of the Quad Lamps, while all functional elements are set in the bumper, helping to achieve exceptionally clean, pure forms. The rear also features a number of subtle design details – including a G-Matrix pattern-applied bumper, a unique vertical shaped muffler, and a body-colored diffuser – that accentuate the GV70’s dynamic look.

Genesis also unveiled a GV70 Sport model, which features an eye-catching design.

The Sport package model includes an exclusively designed front bumper and 21-inch, G-Matrix pattern-applied wheels, as well as dark chrome garnishes and a large diameter exhaust, which evoke a pronounced dynamic expression.

The Sport model’s interior features exclusive colors and trim, including a sport steering wheel and carbon-fiber appointed consoles and doors, which accentuate its dynamic image.

“The audaciously designed new GV70 breaks new ground for Genesis through the purity of design execution. This follows the Genesis G80 and GV80 which demonstrated the perfect balance of our design identity ‘Athletic Elegance,’” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Genesis Design.”

“The new GV70 inherits the Genesis design DNA including signature elements, such as the Wing Face and Two Lines. Along with the G70, the athletic 70-series line-up expands our design territory. As a luxury brand based in Korea, we are excited to offer the ‘Beauty of White Space’, Genesis’ contemporary spatial experience exclusively to our customers.”

The GV70 is expected to arrive in the United States in 2021. More details will be available closer to launch, but the expecting starting MSRP will be just less than $40,000.

Hyundai launched Genesis Motors in 2017 with the G90, a full-size luxury sedan. The Genesis lineup also includes the G80 as its midsize entry and the G70, which likes its sibling has earned many automotive industry honors.

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Article Last Updated: July 27, 2023.

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