Genesis, the upmarket division of Hyundai, is about to import its first ever medium SUV to Australia. The Genesis GV70 is loaded with a host of features to try and get it well and truly established in our market.

Every Genesis GV70 has a panorama sunroof, adjustable ambient lighting, an acoustic laminated windshield and front door glass, genuine leather-appointed seats and stitched leather-appointed dashboard and door trims.

Entertainment come via a nine-speaker Genesis audio system. There’s wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging.

Inside are 12-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, reclining rear seats.

There’s a 14.5-inch HD touch screen display, navigation with Augmented Reality view function and live traffic updates. It has a digital audio system as well as Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility.

New Genesis GV70 has optional Sport Line and Luxury Packages:

The Sport Line Package has 19-inch Sport Line alloy wheels, sporty front and rear bumpers, gloss black sport radiator grille, front skid plate and roof rails. It has a dark chrome radiator grille surround and window frame trims.

Inside the Sport Line package features Nappa leather and suede appointed sport seats, suede headlining and pillars, a sport steering wheel, alloy pedals, aluminium trim. There are sport gauges for oil temperature and also torque and turbo boost gauges to let the driver get the best from the engine.

The Luxury Package has intelligent Front-Lighting System, puddle lamps with Genesis logo, rear privacy glass.

Genesis GV70 is offered in 11 body colours (eight gloss and three matte), eight interior colours and four interior trim inserts.

The range opening Genesis GV70 2.5T is powered by a 224kW, 422Nm 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine driving the rear wheels. Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD has the same engine and has AWD.

The Genesis GV70 2.2D AWD has a 154kW / 440Nm all-alloy 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine with electronically controlled Genesis AWD.

The flagship Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport has a 279kW / 530Nm twin-turbo 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine. It uses an interesting electro-mechanical limited slip differential on the rear axle to further improve traction.

Every GV70 model has the safety of eight airbags, with a centre side airbag between the front seats to prevent serious injuries due to potential driver and passenger collision. To help avoid a crash there’s Genesis intelligent Active Safety Control technologies.

Pricing will be announced closer to the Australian launch in Q2 2021 and we will publish the details and follow this up with a comprehensive road test.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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