Genesis GV70 2022: five things to know

Genesis recently added a second SUV to its lineup, the GV70.

Unveiled last October, this compact SUV, it comes to compete with the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC of this world. Here are five things to know about the 2022 Genesis GV70.

“Athletic elegance”

The compact SUV stands out thanks to its huge diamond-shaped grille and its quadruple headlights, symbolizing the brand’s logo. The front, very square and imposing, gives it an aggressive air while the roof sill plunging towards the rear and the spoiler suggest a sporty behavior. We find the quadruple lights at the rear, a stylistic element taken from the front.

The Sport package – optional – adds a dark chrome grille, an exclusive bumper, large circular exhaust tips (instead of vertical), a diffuser in the same color as the body and 21-inch rims. inch G-Matrix pattern.

Three new paint colors are available, Mauna Red and Barossa Burgundy available in metallic or matte finish.

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Clean interior

To design the interior of the GV70, Genesis was inspired by the aerodynamics of an airplane’s wings. This can be seen by the elliptical shapes with the door handles, the dashboard and the controls on the central console. The principle is to purify the lines to give the feeling of space while maintaining a contemporary design. The driver will be served by a 14.5-inch center console screen.

The Sport Package includes exclusive colors, a sport steering wheel as well as carbon fiber styling details on the console and doors.

The GV70 offers consumers several interior color combinations, for example Gray / Burgundy Velvet.

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Two engines

The Genesis GV70 comes with two powertrains, starting with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder block that develops 300 horsepower. For more power, it is possible to opt for a twin-turbo V6 of 375 horsepower.

All-wheel drive is standard with an e-LSD limited slip differential. Whether the transmission will have eight gears like the G70 and GV80 remains to be seen. Finally, four driving modes will come as standard: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Custom. The Sport package adds Sport Plus mode.

According to Genesis, the version equipped with the V6 engine achieves 0-100 km / h in 5.1 seconds.

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New technologies

The all new technologies of the Genesis GV70 include a fingerprint authentication device as well as an early warning system based on radar sensors.

The GV70 is the first vehicle to feature this radar technology. The system is not only able to detect the presence of passengers in the back when they move, but also to spot respiratory movements near the chest, like those of a toddler asleep in his car seat.

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Priority: safety

Like all vehicles in the Genesis range, the GV70 is equipped with a series of driver aids and aids, following the automotive industry’s trend towards automation. Among these, we find:

  • Motorway Driving Assistance (HDA II), whose system controls the steering wheel when changing lanes and reacts when a person changes lanes in front of you at low speed;
  • Frontal Collision Assistance (FCA) which analyzes whether there is a potential for collision;
  • Driver Attention Alert (DAW) which will alert the pilot when tired by sounds;
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) helps prevent drivers from colliding with another vehicle coming from the side from behind when changing lanes.

The Genesis GV70 will be distributed in Canada in the second half of 2021 as a 2022 model. The prices will be specified to us shortly before the market date.


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