Genesis GV70 is the first midsize SUV model produced by the upmarket South Korean marque. It offers what the company calls “new levels of tranquility to riding in a luxury SUV” by using sound insulation glass to its windscreen and windows, and by enhancing the sound absorption/insulation functions of the engine room partition compartment and the double layered floor structure.

The GV70 gives a choice between a 3.5 litre turbo petrol (280kW / 530Nm), 2.5 litre turbo petrol (224kW / 422Nm) and 2.2 litre turbo diesel (155kW / 441Nm).

The petrol 3.5 turbo can reach 100km/h from a standing start in 5.1 seconds (Data measured by Genesis R&D).

Genesis GV70 is available in the Sport Package as well, which exclusively offers features such as the Electronic Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD) system and includes Sport-exclusive wheels. The optional Sport Package offers another level of athleticism that further enhances the emotion of the GV70.

It has a three-dimensional pattern of a dark chrome garnished grille mesh design, an exclusive bumper design, a large circular muffler, a body-coloured diffuser. It’s offered with 19- and 21-inch Sport-exclusive wheels.

The interior has an exclusive steering wheel. it features wrapped doors which prevent stains on passengers’ pants when getting in or out of the vehicle.

Clean air to occupants is provided by a dual filter system that prevents fine dust and bacteria from entering the engine room pre-filter and indoor cabin filter.

Genesis GV70 has eight airbags, including the centre-mounted airbag in the front seat, one at the driver’s knee, two at the front, and four on the sides.

Fingerprint Authentication automatically adjust various settings to suit the driver’s preferences. This includes adjusting the positions of the driver’s seat, steering wheel and head-up-display as well as updating the navigation system’s recent destinations and infotainment sound volume settings.

Note that specifications and features are for Korean-market vehicles. The Australian model line-up and specification will be announced closer to launch, sometime in the first half of 2021.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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