2022 Genesis GV70: Hyundai’s Luxury Brand Means Business

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By Car Brand Experts

Hyundai’s high-end label recently unveiled its inaugural SUV, the GV80. But Genesis is not stopping there with just one SUV. Enter the GV70, the GV80’s petite sibling, rocking an unmasked elegance. While compact crossovers may not always earn accolades, I must admit, I adore the GV70’s aesthetic appeal.
Featuring the brand’s iconic Crest grille and dual parallel lights, the GV70 follows the design cues of its larger siblings: the striking G80, the revamped G70, and the broader GV80. In terms of visual allure, the GV70 is at the pinnacle, alongside the G80.

The GV70’s dimensions give it a coupe-like appearance, unlike the BMW X4 and similar models. The upper rear wheel area boasts intriguing shapes rarely seen in recent automotive designs. These unique elements differentiate the GV70 from its competitors, marking Genesis’ departure from design mimicry.

The interior mirrors this simplicity and luxury, featuring a prominent elongated oval motif visible on either side of the steering wheel. And let’s not forget the standout feature: vertical exhaust tips, poised to be the next hot trend in car design, following the likes of “floating roof” D-pillars and singular taillight bars.

If vertical tailpipe ends are not your preference for any reason, Genesis offers a Sport variant of the GV70 that features round tips a la Stelvio. The more sporty-looking GV70 also comes with a distinct front bumper, striking 21-inch G-Matrix wheels, and sleek dark chrome accents. Inside, the GV70 Sport features a three-spoke steering wheel and carbon fiber elements on the doors and center console.

The automaker has not yet revealed specifics such as the available powertrains for the GV70 or its price, but did confirm that, like every other Genesis model to date, it will be constructed on a rear-wheel-drive-oriented platform. The manufacturer also mentioned that the initial U.S. deliveries of the GV70 will commence in 2021. The Genesis lineup is certainly beginning to look more comprehensive.

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