Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has yet to sell an SUV to the SUV-crazed market, though several are coming quickly. The mid-size GV80, based upon the upcoming next-gen G80 sedan, will be the very first to show up, but a smaller sized SUV will follow it, the GV70, shortly later. And we now have our very first take a look at the GV70 testing at the Nürburgring.
2021 Genesis GV70 Spy Shots
The very first Genesis crossover, the GV80, has been seen a couple of times, both as a model in spy shots and as a concept a couple of years ago. Now we get our first look at its smaller sized, upcoming brother or sister, the 2021 Genesis GV70. It shares several design cues but features some distinct touches of its own.
The nose of the GV70 recognizes it as a Genesis. It has the big, likely pentagonal grille with a metallic mesh insert and the horizontally divided headlights seen on the GV80 and the new G90 sedan. The hood likewise sits higher than the fenders, and the fenders mix into a strong shoulder line.
Unlike the GV80’s shoulder line that extends back, the GV70’s line appears to dip down earlier, and there’s a lower crease in the doors that seems to rise to meet it. The GV70 has a unique profile and window treatment, too. The D-pillars lean forward more than those on the upright GV80. There’s also a piece of chrome trim that snakes up the A-pillar around the windows and then follows the C-pillar pull back. It’s somewhat comparable to the chrome on the Hyundai Palisade.
The back of the GV70 again echoes the GV80 and G90 with its large, split taillights. It does have some distinct touches of its own here, too. The majority of significant is the upright exhaust pointers poking through the rear bumper. A diffuser-Esque indentation frames them.
2021 Genesis GV70 Debut
Genesis supposedly will present the GV70 in 2021, following the GV80’s launch either this year or next. We would expect it to use a variation of the rear-drive chassis underpinning most current Genesis cars. It will likely likewise offer both the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 discovered in the Genesis G70. Don’t anticipate the G70’s manual transmission to be readily available, though.