Relying in the marketplace, the Genesis GV80 midsize crossover could be had with seating for 5, six, or seven folks. The six-seater choice launched late this summer time within the automaker’s residence market of South Korea, the second-row bench in that mannequin changed by two captain’s chairs forward of a two-person third row. Genesis has confirmed to Roadshow that we’ll get an identical take, an expensive GV80 flagship trim known as Status Signature headed our method subsequent yr. Not like the one on sale in South Korea, ours will omit the third row to max out at 4 occupants.
Genesis would not be drawn on any extra particulars concerning the mannequin, so we’ll should take the abroad model as our preliminary information. In that one, a second-row middle console with its personal ambient lighting and wooden trim that matches the instrument panel separates the second-row seating. The quilted-leather thrones are heated and ventilated, with passengers having fun with facilities like separate rear-seat leisure techniques, wi-fi machine chargers, and separate HVAC controls.
Based mostly on the present trim steps, Genesis might begin with the three.5T AWD Status Superior+ model for this new beast, and swap in just a few options from the subsequent trim down. Based on the Genesis configurator, the Superior+ has options like rear privateness glass and Sensible Posture, however will get the third row, guide rear window shades, and sits on 20-inch wheels as commonplace match. The trim beneath that, the three.5T AWD Status, would not match the third row, comes with energy window shades, and sits on 22-inch wheels as commonplace. Combine all of it up and the Status Signature is bound to bundle all of the frills Genesis has to supply.
Barring any new engines between now and launch, the mannequin can be powered by the top-dog 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. Because the 2022 GV80 Status begins at $73,245 after vacation spot however earlier than choices like an exterior colour apart from white, it would not appear outrageous to assume a chauffeur’s particular trim might journey the alarms at $80,000. If experiences are true, it should maintain the premier place for only one yr; the battery-electric GV90 is anticipated to debut in 2023 on the head of the Genesis pack.