Genesis took its sweet time launching the very first SUV, the GV80 is scheduled to launch for later this month. The Hyundai’s luxury brand has published the images of its Luxo barge that will have a design which is largely similar to the concept nearly three years ago.
There are a lot of differences between the current road-going model and the preceding show car are the ones you would expect, such as there is switch to conventional door handles and traditional side mirrors which adds to its features.
It has two strips of LEDs serving as the headlights which are longer on the production-ready GV80, while the intricate pattern has been applied onto the B- and C-pillars which are replaced by a simple glossy black finish. The Crest grille has been implemented on the new concept the 2020 G90 sedan which is clearly visible on the first look over the vehicle.
When you take a look at the interior there is dashboard design which bears a strong resemblance to that of the 2017 GV80 concept, but it has obviously been toned down for production. The ultra-wide screen of the infotainment system is very attractive and takes centre stage on the dashboard and is accompanied by a secondary screen which has a special feature of HVAC settings.
There is a Slim air vent which is added to it that gives it the illusion they extend onto the entire width of the dash are visible, the lower centre console and the door cards have generous use of wood trim.
When we zoom in we see a fully digital instrument cluster and what appears to be a two-spoke steering wheel. The concept’s bulky gear selector has been replaced and a smaller rotary dial has been added which are joined by what seems to be another dial to control the infotainment. Genesis has mentioned that GV80 will be offered with three rows of seats.
The posh SUV will ride on a newly developed rear-wheel-drive platform which will have AWD available with it. The GV80 will premiere later this month when sales are scheduled to kick off in South Korea. The global launch is programmed to take place later in 2020.