Today we want to share the latest pictures of the Genesis GV70 Sport spied in South Korea, where we can see the GV70 (codenamed as JK1) prototype from the inside, now with the same rugby steering as the GV80 and the same rotary gear selector as GV80 & G80 models.
What we know so far?
If you look at the spy shot of the recently captured GV70, there is one other part. If you look closely, you can see that there is no pentagonal muffler vertically on the bumper. Instead of the muffler, only the black glossy net is visible. Looking at the recently released GV80 and G80 diesel models, it is characterized by applying a so-called ‘faucet muffler’ rather than a muffler exposed outside.
Therefore, the spy shot model can be regarded as the main diesel model. But the image above corresponds to the GV70 Sport, as has different design, are bigger and has special wheels too. While the bigger GV80 is aiming for the Mercedes GLE, the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7 the smaller GV70 will go after the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC.
If you look at other design elements, the tail lamp design looks similar to the GV80 and G80, and you can see that the auxiliary brake light is on the top of the tailgate. And you can see that the reflector and direction indicator are applied to the bumper. In the GV80 and G80, the turn signal is different from that included in the tail lamp. In other words, the Genesis family look is applied, but it is expected to show a slightly different appearance from the GV80.
The engine lineup applied to the GV70 was confirmed to be the same as the G80, 2.5 gasoline turbo, 3.5 gasoline turbo, and 2.2 diesel. Since it is the same engine, the specifications are also shared. 2.5 gasoline turbo has a maximum output of 304 hp, maximum torque of 43.0 kg.m, 2.2 diesel has a maximum output of 210 hp, maximum torque of 45.0 kg.m, 3.5 gasoline turbo has a maximum output of 380 hp and maximum torque of 54.0 kg.m (this could be only available for the GV70 Sport). As the body size is small, it is expected to show more dynamic performance than the GV80.
Although there are no transmission data, many models of Hyundai, including Genesis, use an 8-speed automatic transmission, so the GV70 is likely to be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Semi-active engine mounts are applied to diesel models. It improves idle NVH performance when stopped, reducing engine vibration transmitted to the driver. The drive system is based on the rear wheel, and AWD can be selected as an option.
Next, let’s look at the appearance specifications. The bonnet and tailgate are made of aluminum to reduce the body weight. As mentioned earlier, the muffler offers only dual gasoline models. The fuel tank is equipped with 66 liters and the battery is equipped with AGM’s 80 Ah capacity. The wheels are available in three sizes: 18 inches, 19 inches and 21 inches, and 19 inches and 21 inches are available in two designs. Bridgestone tires are standard, Michelin tires are option al for diesel, and 3.5 gasoline turbos are standard.
Let’s take a look at the exterior and interior options. The central display is based on the same 14.5 inches as the GV80 and G80. In addition, a Genesis integrated controller capable of handwriting recognition is also expected to be provided, and it is not known whether augmented reality navigation is applied.
The instrument panel comes with an 8-inch cluster as standard and a 12.3-inch 3D cluster as an option. Other options include Smart Cruise Control, Smart High Beam, Surround View, Head-Up Display, Rear Monitor, HDA2 and Lexicon Sound System. In order to make a difference from the GV80, some specifications are omitted as options.
According to Hyundai’s production plan, the GV70 is known to start production in October. For this reason, it is highly likely to be released in October and at the latest in November at the earliest. However, due to the uncertainty of the Corona 19 situation, the release schedule is likely to be delayed. It is scheduled to export to Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, the United States and Russia after its domestic launch.
Genesis will also make a electric variant of the GV70 SUV, that will be launched later, and separately of Genesis JW dedicated EV based on the new E-GMP platform, to be cousin of Hyundai 45 and Kia CV.
Photo Source: GV70 Club