After we have seen the first spy pictures of Genesis brand first SUV, the GV80, testing in the snow today its time to take a look inside, for the first time and in a good quality thanks to SB-Medien who had spotted it in the Arctic Circle.
Genesis unveiled the GV80 concept as a fuel cell vehicle at the 2017 New York Auto Show. It’s slated to be the first crossover added to the brand’s SUV lineup, despite the brand need to have two extra crossovers to balance a product menu that has been carried by sedans that are highly rated but have struggled to build sales momentum in a truck-dominated market.
The prototypes showed similar lanes to what we have seen on the concept car and confirmed that the production version will use elements of the GV80 concept like the Quad LED headlights and taillights or the front grille, but today we want to talk about the interior.
Inside you will find a new details that will be premiered on the Genesis Brand, like a Gear Selector that now is a circle and probably will emerge at the time of start. We have seen this solution on Jaguar and Land Rover models as well as on Ford’s.
Also the steering wheel looks totally compared to other Genesis models current on sale, and the infotainment system appears on top of the dashboard with a widescreen tablet-type system.
Global brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald told Automotive News in March that the three-row crossover could come at the end of 2019 or early 2020 and we recently have spotted the first test mule of brand’s second SUV, the GV70.
Latest news told us that the three-row crossover could come at the end of 2019 or early 2020. A Fuel cell or plug-in hybrid versions could be in the table. A 48v Mild Hybrid system could be likely added from the beginning.
A GV70 crossover would quickly follow the larger GV80. If the GV80 arrives on schedule in the late-2019, early-2020 time frame, the GV70 could come a couple of months later. The third SUV was included in a product scheduled that Hyundai showed to media reporters last year in South Korea and it could join the line-up in 2021.