Say Hello to US-spec Genesis GV80

by Jan 29, 2020All News, Genesis, USA2 comments

We have informed that Genesis will make the debut of the long-awaited US-spec GV80 at the Super Bowl, the NFL championship match that kicks off on February 3, and yesterday they held an event in Miami where they showcased the car and the TV Ad that is going to be seen at the Event.

Yong-Woo Lee, vice president of the Genesis division, announced the plan at the GV80 launch event held in KINTEX, Ilsan on the 15th. “We have secured more than 350 Genesis dealerships in the US market last year,” Lee said. “We plan to introduce the GV80 for next month’s Super Bowl. A full-scale new car launch will take place around summer. ”

Genesis plans to expand the product lineup to six over the next year and six months. Following the G70, G80, G90 and GV80, we will add the new GV70 this year and next year’s electric vehicles. In particular, the company plans to expand its scope to global markets such as China and Europe.

The US-spec variant will be available on Summer, with a choice of two gasoline engines that are completely new ones. These are the 2.5 T-GDi Theta II at this time delivering 300 hp and the top of the range will be a 3.5-liter V6 Twin Turbo engines that develops 375 hp.

Is expected to have the same features as the Korean spec model, like the 14,5 inch Infotaintment system that includes VR navigation, Road Active Noise Cancellation, Ergo Motion Seat, all the details will be released ahead Summer launch.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.


  1. vbondjr1

    The vehicle is absolutely beautiful. The 375hp v6 is a decent start but it still needs something with more power. Maybe a hybrid version with a power output similar to that of the Lincoln Aviator GT but in a Gensis R-Spec version designed to deliver a more “Premium high performance experience” Maybe not exactly matching the 494hp/630lb-ft of torque but something in that vicinity (maybe 485hp/550tq) spread that across the entire Genesis line as the performance output for the R-Spec variants of vehicles like the G70, GT70 coupe, GV70, and whatever this Porsche-fighter thing will be. I would honestly hope that Genesis would bring out a GT70 coupe to match with cars like the Mustang, the Camaro, the BMW M4, the C63 AMG and the Q60. Hopefully Genesis will release a GT80 coupe to rival cars like the BMW 8-Series and a GT90 coupe to rival the AMG S63, with a Tau Gen-2 4.0L Twin Turbo V8 pushing at least 545hp since the BMW and the S63 both come with just over 600hp. A long wheelbase version of the upcoming GV90 SUV should be used to carry a pickup truck that would be rear wheel drive based but with a car-like ride to battle the likes of the Honda Ridgeline, but offer the 375hp 3.5L V6 as a base engine, a hybrid (485hp/550tq) variant and a 4.0L twin turbo variant (530hp). Towing capacity should be higher than the Honda Ridgeline, competing with vehicles like the Explorer and the Durango. Hyundai’s Palisade and Kia’s Telluride should also adopt the same rear wheel drive based platform and engine options from the base 375hp 3.5L up to the 530hp 4.0L TT V8 which would allow it to compete with vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, the Durango SRT, the Range Rover SVR and other premium performance SUVs, but obviously at a lower price point. If Hyundai/Kia/Genesis does this, it will easily take over the market as THE affordable premium car company.

  2. Joe6819

    I was excited to track this over the last few months and up until its release yesterday…that is until I saw there Brand Ambassadors… Very Disappointing and Good Luck with that marketing…and to what really is your buying audience…middle aged practically minded people…who like quality and luxury at a reasonable price (and which is why we own two Kia’s now…but was looking forward to the GV80 to replace wife’s Sedona and GV70 next year to replace my 2018 Sorento SX-L…. As I’m not into obnoxious and flashy and big mouths…I’ll now look elsewhere.


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