Genesis has revealed the brand’s second SUV the GV70. Up until now, the Genesis GV70 was only spotted in a special diamond camouflage suit, but the brand has announced that it has commenced the final stages of testing and the GV70 will be driven on public roads sans camouflage. The premium vehicles arm of the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai is also likely to make its entry into the Indian market in the near future, to compete with high-end brands such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz etc.
On the outside, the Genesis GV70 comes with an imposing chrome accented pentagonal crest grille with a criss cross mesh pattern, chrome skid plate, a wide air dam, air intakes that flank the lower apron, quad-LED headlamps that wrap the front corners, Genesis badgine on the muscular bonnet, rounded wheel arches, chrome window surrounds, large alloy wheels, a coupe-ish roofline, tailgate integrated spoiler, wraparound taillamps, chrome accents on the bumper. The GV70 also comes in a sporty iteration aptly called as the GV70 SPORT. The GV70 Sport features a dimpled alloy wheels, more piano black parts on the outside, rounded exhaust tips and more.
On the Inside, the Genesis GV70 features a multilayered dashboard with a dual tone finish, a round steering wheel with an oblong centre with controls, the oblong elements also continue on the dashboard fascia that houses the air conditioning controls, floating touchscreen infotainment mounted in the centre of the dashboard, rotary gear selector, on the centre tunnel, sleek horizontal air conditioning vents and premium leather upholstery. The GV70 Sport features a Red & Black dual tone dashboard with a sporty three point steering.
The brand is still tight lipped about the technical specifications, but It is speculated to be underpinned by the next generation Hyundai Tucson. The Genesis GV70 SUV is also speculated to come with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 196 Hp of power and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 245 Hp of power.
It is also being speculated that the brand is evaluating the GV70 for the European market and if the brand does launch a right-hand-driven version it is also likely to come to India via the CKD route.