Genesis GV80 2021

Review and description of Genesis GV80 2021: appearance, interior, technical features, engines, model equipment

The content of the article:

  • External appearance
  • Salon
  • Specifications

The presentation of the premium crossover Genesis GV80 took place in 2017, only as a concept. And only at the beginning of 2020, the South Korean carmaker shared with the public several teasers of the production car, and the official debut took place a little later.

It is the first SUV launched by the Hyundai sub-brand to complement the range of three executive sedans. The GV80 is expected to compete with market flagships such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

External appearance

Genesis GV80 2021

The appearance of the 2021 Genesis GV80 closely follows the design of the 2017 concept. The best designers from around the world, including the USA, Germany, and South Korea, worked on the development of the exterior.

Genesis GV80 2021

The front of the novelty has a large-sized radiator grille in a 6-corner design, which resembles a shield. The head optics consists of 2 horizontal stripes on both sides.

Genesis GV80 2021

The aft section is accentuated by original taillights that match the style of the headlights. A small spoiler has appeared above the glass of the luggage compartment, and on the trunk lid, there is an inscription with the name of the premium brand.

Genesis GV80 2021

The 2021 Genesis GV80 profile projection features a massive C-pillar with a triangle-shaped window, massive fenders, and body-colored wheel arch linings and sills. The premium SUV is the first car in the South Korean market with 22-inch rims. Moreover, this site is provided only in top-end configurations. The simplified versions use 19 “or 20” discs.

Genesis GV80 2021

The novelty has an embossed hood with an original stamping in the central part and stylish overlays on the front fenders that mimic the air intakes.

Salon Genesis GV80 2021

Genesis GV80 2021

The interior of the new Genesis GV80 2021 features luxurious finishes and rich equipment. At the disposal of the driver are a custom 2-spoke steering wheel and a digital instrument panel measuring 12.3 inches. The console houses a 14.5-inch widescreen infotainment monitor. On the central dashboard, there is a touch panel for convenient and quick data entry, and near it, there is a gearbox control washer.

Genesis GV80 2021

The interior design of Genesis employees was guided by the concept of the beauty of white space, which is characteristic of the South Korean architectural style. The direction of “space luxury” makes the salon spacious, cozy, and luxurious.

Genesis GV80 2021

An ergonomic electronic gear selector is located on the central control unit and center console. The infotainment center supports handwriting, which allows the driver to quickly mark their final destination or enter important data without using the keyboard on the navigation monitor.

All rides inside the Genesis GV80 2021 deliver maximum comfort to the driver and passengers. In selected countries, navigation will support augmented reality with virtual directions for road recognition. The image from the front camera will be transmitted to the main display, and the best route can be viewed on the secondary panel.

Genesis GV80 2021

The crossover is available in both 5 and 7-seat configurations. At the same time, versions with separate captain’s seats at the back will not appear on sale. The 5-seater layout implies equipping the rear row with an electric drive and ventilation holes.

A high-quality RANC (Road-noise Active Noise Control) complex is integrated into the Genesis GV80 2021 cabin, which uses a standard acoustic complex to interact with the speakers in antiphase.

Now the work of the system is based not only on the use of microphones but also on special accelerometers that analyze vibrations from the road surface.

The inverted signal is sent to the speakers after 2 milliseconds (previously the figure was 9 milliseconds). In addition, the car has a central airbag (total number of airbags – 10), which eliminates the risk of collision between the driver and the front passenger.

The 2021 Genesis GV80 owner gets a spacious luggage compartment with a cleverly thought-out configuration. When the rear row of seats is folded, its volume increases several times. The spare wheel and tools are located in a niche under the raised floor.

Specifications Genesis GV80 2021

Genesis GV80 2021

The 2021 Genesis GV80 is based on a new bogie with a classic configuration: it uses a longitudinal powertrain and basic rear-wheel drive. A multi-plate clutch is used to activate the all-wheel-drive system. It can be used to connect the front axle. On all-wheel-drive crossovers, there is an electronically controlled rear differential.

High-strength steel was used to assemble the body of the crossover, while the structure of the hood and all doors, including the tailgate, are made of aluminum alloys.

Dimensions Genesis GV80 2021:

Length, mm                                                                  4945
Width, mm                                                                   1975
Height, mm                                                                  1715
Distance between wheel axles, mm                             2955

There is no information on the clearance and capacity of the luggage compartment yet.

The crossover lacks the expected air suspension. Instead, it uses a classic design consisting of springs and shock absorbers. As an option, you can select adaptive damping units that support height adjustment based on operating conditions. Such mechanisms can change the stiffness using data from the front camera, which analyzes the traffic situation.

The car uses a rack and pinion control with an active electric amplifier. Ventilated disc brakes are used on all wheels, which work in conjunction with ABS, EBD, and other auxiliary assistants.

The car owner has several driving modes at his disposal:

  • Comfort;
  • Eco;
  • Sport;
  • Custom.

The list of driving modes also includes settings for driving in sand, mud, and snow. These options help the driver overcome various road obstacles by distributing the power between the wheels depending on the activated settings.

The electronic components automatically distribute the power reserve according to the road conditions. The all-wheel-drive system monitors the speed and condition of the pavement for a reasonable load on the front and rear axle. The e-LSD mechanism is responsible for stability when driving on uneven surfaces.

Intelligent Cruise Control supports Machine Learning (SCC-ML). This technology builds on the best advances in science and technology that affect the functions of artificial intelligence.

Highway Driving Assist II (HAD II) provides advanced functionality and simplifies driving in different driving situations. The FCA complex, which prevents a frontal collision, allows you to stop the car when there is a risk of colliding with an obstacle from different directions. The Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assistant BCA is a blind spot monitoring device with active functions.

The Genesis GV80 2021 combines the flagship brand’s commitment to service and convenience with cutting-edge technology. The car uses the unique Genesis CarPay function, which can be used to simplify monetary transactions outside the vehicle, such as refueling the gas tank. Now the driver does not need to leave the salon to pay for the fuel purchase or resort to using cash or a credit fee. The transaction is executed directly through the navigation display. Also, the car supports remote control from a smartphone.

Genesis GV80 2021


The 2021 Genesis GV80 is a premium crossover SUV from the South Korean sub-brand that epitomizes luxury, power, and off-road capability. It will appeal to representatives of the younger generation, businessmen, and people who value personal safety and comfort.

By Alex

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