2021 Genesis GV80 – Luxury 7 Passenger SUV. 2021 Genesis GV80 – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Please Consider Subscribing.
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The 2021 Genesis GV80 goes on sale this summer with a 2.5T inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a 3.5T V-6 twin-turbocharged engine. GV80s equipped with the 2.5T engine will be available with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD), with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $48,900. GV80s equipped with the 3.5T engine are available only with all-wheel drive (AWD).
Each GV80 2.5T drivetrain variant (RWD or AWD) is offered in three trim levels: Standard, ADVANCED, and PRESTIGE; while GV80 3.5T variants (AWD), are available in four trim levels: Standard, ADVANCED, ADVANCED+ and PRESTIGE. Every GV80 SUV comes standard with class-leading active and passive safety technology, highly refined luxury interior appointments and driver-focused features.
The GV80’s ability to span on- and off-road environments without sacrificing refinement and stability begins with the platform itself.
The carefully engineered chassis – codenamed M3 – allows for maximum design flexibility, key to the GV80’s low profile, wide stance and airy interior space. The GV80 is both lower and wider than many competitors, striking a good balance between length and width while positioning itself as one of the lowest vehicles in the segment.
This gives the vehicle a stable stance and notably low center of gravity, ensuring confident and well-balanced handling. Thoughtful engineering also allows for a low seating position, giving occupants plenty of head room in conjunction with the artfully sloping roofline.
Classified as a Light Duty Truck (LDT), the GV80 was specifically engineered for optimum crash safety and overall body stiffness. Structural components combine four types of steel and extensive use of aluminum – all placed in exactly the right place to leverage their unique material properties. Key panels use hot-stamped and ultra high-strength steel for maximum rigidity, an important factor when it comes to protecting drivers and passengers in case of a collision. The resulting body stiffness also ensures the best balance between crisp handling and ride comfort.
The team was also intent on weight savings for best performance and fuel efficiency. The liberal use of aluminum results in significant weight savings. Replacing steel with aluminum in forming the doors, hood and tailgate resulted in a 255 lb. weight savings. Specific weight savings achieved as follows:
– Doors: 55 pounds less than steel (per door)
– Hood: 20 pounds less than steel
– Tailgate: 15 pounds less than steel
Genesis customers have come to expect an exceptional experience, and the GV80 overdelivers on that promise, whether the vehicle is driven in the city, off road, or in the snow.