It’s taken them a little while, but Genesis is just about ready to jump on board the SUV bandwagon with their first offering: the 2020 Genesis GV80. We’ve seen in covered in prior spy shots, but this is one of our first chances to see it completely undisguised, both inside and out. Right from the moment you see it, the GV80 has a certain presence thanks to its massive grille. The G90 sedan also has that feature, so this looks like its the imminent future of the brand’s design.
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As for the interior, Allcarnews posted some more detailed pictures to Instagram. As you’d expect, there’s a wide range of premium materials, quilted leather, and what looks like a fully digital instrument cluster. Add to that a large infotainment screen, and it looks like Genesis is nearly ready to take on its rivals like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Volvo XC90 and other luxury SUVs.
The 2020 Genesis GV80 should debut sometime in the next few months before going on sale later in 2020. It may arrive in time for the Chicago Auto Show, but that is more of a truck event. If anything, it’s likely Genesis will unveil it at the New York Auto Show, if not at its own standalone event. Alternatively, it could also show up at the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will now take place in June.
Engines are still a bit of a mystery at this point. However, it’s likely the 2020 Genesis GV80 will launch with a turbocharged four-cylinder as its base engine. Beyond that, we’ll probably see a turbocharged V6 variant, as well as a plug-in hybrid model in the future. Power outputs could range between about 300 horsepower and 375 horsepower, depending on what ends up in the GV80’s engine bay. The 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 from its sedans would be a solid choice, although here it may be revised to give more power and torque.
We should know more on the 2020 Genesis GV80 in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates!
UPDATE 12/4/2019: New photos added from Bobaedream.