2020 Genesis GV80 SUV revealed in detail



The luxury crossover will joint the G70 and G80 sedans, and mark the next phase for the fledgling Korean premium marque as it looks to pinch customers away from Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.
The GV80's styling has been billed as a collaboration between design studios located in Korea, the United States and Germany

The body structure of the GV80 is made from mostly high-strength steel, but lighter aluminium is used on the doors, bonnet, and tailgate. Reports suggest the GV80 will be sized similarly to the X5, measuring 4945mm long and 1975mm wide.
Highlights of the fascia include the slim air vents that run the width of the compartment, the vast (14.5-inch) landscape split screen display, padded leather dash, wood inserts along the console tunnel and doors, and the diamond-pattern leather seats.
"Based on the science of digital signal processing, RANC overcomes the limitations of existing noise control technologies that rely on physical technology, such as materials and body structures, to quiet the cabin. RANC generates sound waves of opposite phases in 0.002 seconds by analysing road noise in real time, dramatically reducing irregular, simultaneous road noise," says the company.

Another world-first technology is an active motion driver’s seat that contains air cells designed to reduce fatigue from long hours of driving. Genesis also claims its one-touch front moving seats allow "limousine-level relaxation in the second-row seats", which can be heated and cooled as well.
The G80's air purification system automatically operates according to indoor air quality, through an in-vehicle fine dust sensor. Active air purification with dual filters monitors the in-vehicle air quality in real time, and removes 99 per cent of fine particulate matter.

The entry-level engine will be Hyundai’s new Theta-III 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing what we believe to be 226kW.

Next is the new 'Smartstream' 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6, the next-generation version of the 3.3-litre used in the Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger, producing a reported 283kW.
Finally, the GV80 will feature the brand’s first inline six-cylinder diesel. The new 3.0-litre turbodiesel inline-six produces a reported 207kW and 588Nm. Genesis claims fuel economy as low as 8.5L/100km.
Hyundai and Kia have apparently also developed an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that might feature. The GV80 will also be available with either rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Those with AWD will feature Multi-Terrain Control with dedicated Sand, Mud and Snow modes that alter throttle mapping and ESC tune, and also an electronically controlled LSD at the rear axle.

Electronically controlled suspension with road preview accesses camera and navigation data to read information on the road ahead and adjust accordingly, with comfort the focus.

The platform is shared with the next-generation G80 sedan, due to launch later this year.

Driver-assistance tech includes active cruise control with machine learning, lane-change and lane-keeping assistants, and active blind-spot collision assist. The GV80 also includes 10 standard airbags, including a centre-mounted airbag between the front occupants.

Into the realm of car-to-network communication, the Genesis CarPay feature unique to the South Korean market is a simple in-car payment service that allows drivers to pay for fuel through the navigation screen.

Real time remote diagnosis provides identification of vehicle issues through analysis of vehicle data, without the need for a service visit, while a phone app allows drivers to remotely check on their vehicle and its surroundings.




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