Born to create – the brand new Genesis GV70
Just after I’m finishing with the two Genesis models currently available here in Australia, the Genesis G80 and GV80, Genesis has today announced the impending release of the GV70.
Genesis GV70 is a medium SUV, but well in the mould of the GV80.
The brand new Genesis GV70 brings unprecedented luxury to the medium SUV market.
Offered with a choice of turbocharged powertrains, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with optional Sport Line and Luxury Packages
GV70 is set for launch in Australia in Q2 2021
9 March, 2021 – Genesis Motors Australia is pleased to announce the introduction of the brand new GV70, our first-ever medium SUV, which will be available for sale locally in Q2 2021.
The first-ever Genesis GV70 is offered with a choice of three turbocharged powertrains, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either rear- or all-wheel drive, with extensive standard equipment, and optional Sport Line and Luxury Packages.
The GV70 embodies the Genesis ‘Athletic Elegance’ design philosophy, with breathtaking proportions created by a long dashboard to front axle ratio and short overhangs, to accentuate the vehicle’s dynamic, rear-wheel drive architecture.
The signature Crest grille with G-Matrix pattern and the two-stripe Quad Lamp headlights are born out of the Genesis emblem crest and wings, to showcase the Genesis Design Identity.
GV70’s interior is inspired by the Korean ‘Beauty of White Space’ architectural philosophy, which carefully balances function and tranquillity to create an open, uncluttered cabin with a sporty, driver-focused instrument layout.
Inspired by the simple, yet dynamic forms of airplane wings and fuselages, the cabin uses elliptical shapes to maximise the sense of volume, creating a luxurious aesthetic that is a perfect match for the sporty exterior.
The first-ever GV70 takes the Genesis strengths of driving comfort and quietness and adds confident, dynamic driving performance and new technologies, to deliver a refreshingly luxurious medium SUV experience.
“We are delighted to announce the introduction of the brand new GV70, as our second Genesis SUV in Australia,” Genesis Motors Australia CEO, Jun Heo said.
“The first-ever GV70 applies the Genesis Athletic Elegance design philosophy to the medium SUV while showcasing an array of advanced safety and technology, all to deliver unprecedented luxury,” he said.
OVERVIEW: GENESIS GV70
The first-ever GV70 is offered with a choice of three engines, a refined in-house developed eight-speed automatic transmission, and either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
GV70 Model Range
(Pricing will be announced closer to the Australian launch in Q2 2021)
The range opening Genesis GV70 2.5T is powered by a 224kW, 422Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine driving the rear wheels.
In the GV70 2.5T AWD this engine is teamed with an electronically controlled Genesis AWD system.
The Genesis GV70 2.2D AWD pairs a new 154kW, 440Nm all-aluminium 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine with electronically controlled Genesis AWD.
The flagship Genesis GV70 3.5T AWD Sport features a, 279kW, 530Nm twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre petrol V6, also paired with electronically controlled Genesis AWD, and an exclusive electro-mechanical Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD) on the rear axle.
Every GV70 includes the safety of eight airbags, with a centre side airbag between the front seats to prevent serious injuries due to potential driver and passenger collision, in the event of a side impact.
There is also an extensive range-standard suite of Genesis Active Safety Control advanced technologies, with include:
- Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA)
- Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
- including Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including;
- Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
- Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function
- Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function
- Evasive Steering Assist function
- High Beam Assist (HBA)
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
- Rear Occupant Warning (ROW)
- Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
- including Stop & Go function
- Surround View Monitor (SVM) with 3D surround view
- Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
Every Genesis GV70 features a panorama sunroof, adjustable ambient lighting, an acoustic laminated windshield and front door glass, genuine leather-appointed seats and stitched leather-appointed dashboard and door trims.
Standard conveniences include 12-way power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, reclining rear seats, remote start via Smart Key, a power operated tailgate with hands-free opening, and manual sun-shades for the rear doors.
Infotainment features include a 14.5-inch HD touch screen display, navigation with Augmented Reality (AR) view function and live traffic updates, integrated controller with handwriting recognition, digital radio (DAB+), and Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto compatibility.
There is also a nine-speaker Genesis audio system, wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging, and dual-zone climate control with temperature control for the second row.
The Brand New GV70 can be further enhanced with the availability of optional Sport Line and Luxury Packages.
The Sport Line Package for GV70 brings 19-inch Sport Line alloy wheels, a sport brake package, large caliber dual exhaust finishers, and a Sport+ drive mode.
It also incorporates a Sport Line exterior package including Sport front and rear bumpers, gloss black sport radiator grille, front skid plate and roof rails, and dark chrome radiator grille surround and window frame trims.
Inside the Sport Line package includes Nappa Leather and suede appointed sport seats, and a suede headlining and pillars, a sport steering wheel, sport alloy pedals, sport aluminium trim, and sport gauges for oil temperature, torque and turbo boost.
The Luxury Package for GV70 introduces additional Genesis Active Safety Control technologies, including Forward Attention Warning (FAW) and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear (PCA-R) systems.
There is also an Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS), puddle lamps with Genesis logo, rear privacy glass and, for 3.5T AWD Sport or Sport Line Package versions, 21-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin is enriched with Nappa Leather appointed seats and a suede headlining and pillars, a quilted seat pattern and 3D effect backlit trim.
Additional features include a 12.3-inch full screen Instrument Cluster with 3D function, a Head Up Display (HUD), driver position memory system, power tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column, an advanced fingerprint authentication system, and 1050 watt, 16-speaker Lexicon® by HARMAN audio.
There is also a Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) system, an 18-way adjustable driver’s seat, an ergo motion massage function for driver’s seat, a passenger seat walk-in switch, a heated steering wheel and second-row seats, and three-zone climate control.
The first-ever GV70 offers ample choice, with 11 exterior colours (eight gloss and three matte), eight interior colours and four interior trim inserts, to allow customers to personalise their SUV.
GV70 KEY SPECIFICATIONS
|2.5T||2.5T AWD||2.2D AWD||3.5T AWD Sport|
|G2.5 FR T-GDi -224kW / 422Nm||G2.5 FR T-GDi -224kW / 422Nm||D2.2 FR VGT -154kW / 440Nm||G3.5 FR T-GDi -279kW / 530Nm|
|8AT – 8 Speed Automatic||8AT – 8 Speed Automatic||8AT – 8 Speed Automatic||8AT – 8 Speed Automatic|
|2WD (Rear Wheel Drive)||AWD (All Wheel Drive)||AWD (All Wheel Drive)||AWD (All Wheel Drive)|
|Passive suspension||Passive suspension||Passive suspension||Road-Preview adaptiveelectronic suspension|
|19” Alloy Wheels||19” Alloy Wheels||19” Alloy Wheels||21” Alloy Wheels|
|235/55R19 Michelin Tyres||235/55R19 Michelin Tyres||235/55R19 Michelin Tyres||255/40R21 Michelin Tyres|
|Space saver spare wheel||Space saver spare wheel||Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)||Space saver spare wheel|
|Fuel tank capacity – 66L||Fuel tank capacity – 66L||Fuel tank capacity – 66L||Fuel tank capacity – 66L|
|Cargo – 542 / 1678L (VDA))||Cargo – 542 / 1678L (VDA)||Cargo – 542 / 1678L (VDA)||Cargo – 542 / 1678L (VDA)|
|Towing Capacity – 2,200kg||Towing Capacity – 2,200kg||Towing Capacity – 2,200kg||Towing Capacity – 2,200kg|
|Sport brake package|
|Limited Slip Differential|
|Sport exterior & interior|
KEY STANDARD FEATURES (ALL VARIANTS)
8 Airbags – including front centre side airbag Genuine Leather appointed seats
Active Bonnet *Nappa Leather & suede appointed Sport seats
Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist – Rear/Side (BCA-R/S) *Suede headlining/pillars
Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM) Leather appointed dashboard, door trim & console
Driver Attention Warning (DAW), including; package with real stitching
Leading Vehicle Departure Alert ^Real aluminium trim
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including; Adjustable ambient lighting
Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection Convenience
Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function 12-way power front seats including 4-way lumbar
Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function Heated and Ventilated front seats
Evasive Steering Assist function 60:40 split/fold rear seat with recline function
High Beam Assist (HBA) Remote Start – via Smart Key
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA) Power tailgate with hands-free opening function
Lane Following Assist (LFA) Rear door manual sun-shades
Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R) Infotainment / Multimedia
Multi Collision Brake (MCB) 14.5″ HD touch screen display
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA) Navigation with Augmented Reality (AR) view function
Rear Occupant Warning (ROW) & Live Traffic updates
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) Integrated Controller with handwriting recognition
Smart Cruise Control (SCC), including; Digital Radio (DAB+)
Stop & Go function Apple CarPlay / Google Android Auto compatibility
Surround View Monitor (SVM) w/ 3D surround view 9 speaker GENESIS audio system
Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) Wireless mobile phone charging system
Exterior Climate Control
Panorama Sunroof Dual zone Climate Control
Acoustic laminated windshield & front door glass Independent temperature control for 2nd row
*3.5T AWD Sport variant only
^Sport aluminium trim on 3.5T AWD Sport variant
|SPORT LINE PACKAGE – KEY FEATURES|
|Chassis||Gloss black lower side insert trim|
|19” Sport Line alloy wheels||Dark chrome radiator grille surround|
|Sport brake package||Dark chrome window frame trim|
|Large calibre dual exhaust finishers||Sport Line appearance package, including;|
|Sport+ drive mode||Nappa Leather & suede appointed Sport seats|
|Sport Line appearance package, including;||Sport steering wheel|
|Sport front & rear bumpers||Sport alloy pedals|
|Gloss black Sport radiator grille||Sport aluminium trim|
|Gloss black Sport front skid plate||Convenience|
|Gloss black roof rails||Sport gauges (oil temp/torque/turbo boost)|
|LUXURY PACKAGE – KEY FEATURES|
|Safety||Head Up Display (HUD)|
|Forward Attention Warning (FAW)||Driver Position Memory System|
|Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist –Reverse (PCA-R)||Power tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column|
|Exterior||Fingerprint authentication system|
|Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)||Smart Parking Assist (SPA)|
|Puddle lamps with Genesis logo||Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) – via Smart Key|
|Rear privacy glass||18-way adjustable driver’s seat|
|*21” alloy wheels with 255/40 R21 tyres||Ergo Motion massage function for driver’s seat|
|Interior||Passenger seat walk-in switch|
|Nappa Leather appointed seats||Heated 2nd row seats|
|*Quilted seat pattern||Heated steering wheel|
|Suede headlining/pillars||Multimedia / Infotainment|
|*3D effect backlit trim||16 speaker, 1050W Lexicon® by HARMAN audio|
|12.3″ full screen Instrument Cluster with 3D function||3-zone climate control|
*Sport type design when combined with Sport Line package or when combined with 3.5T AWD Sport variant
AFTERSALES AND SERVICE
The Genesis Difference
Genesis owners enjoy effortless ownership with our comprehensive suite of services.
The Genesis brand was conceived on the foundation that the ultimate luxury in our lives today is time.
It follows that beyond the advanced design and unprecedented quality of our vehicles, the Genesis mission is to be a better luxury car company.
The Genesis difference starts with a purchase experience that is simple. Genesis has created a new level of customer care that is designed to save you time.
The Genesis Experience
|Complimentary Scheduled Servicing||5 Year / 50,000 km (petrol engines)5 Year / 75,000 km (diesel engine)|
|Complimentary Warranty||5 Year / Unlimited km|
|Genesis To You||5 Year / Unlimited km|
|Valet Service||5 Year / Unlimited km|
|24/7 Roadside Assistance||5 Year / Unlimited km|
Complimentary Scheduled Servicing
Enjoy a worry-free ownership experience that includes our Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance. GV70 vehicles are entitled to free scheduled maintenance service (i.e. logbook) services for the first 5 years or 50,000 km (petrol) / 75,000 km (diesel) whichever comes first. The Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Plan covers labour, parts, lubricants and sundries such as oil and waste recycling and/or removal and workshop supplies etc.
All GV70 vehicles come equipped with 5 Year / unlimited km (whichever occurs first) other than vehicles used at any time during the warranty period for commercial application.
All GV70 vehicles come with a comprehensive vehicle warranty and our Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance Plan. Owners can also avail themselves of the Concierge Service and Courtesy Vehicle Service.
Our Genesis Concierge Service will arrange for the pickup and delivery of your GV70 when it is due for scheduled maintenance or warranty services. For appointments, simply contact the Genesis Service Concierge and we’ll come to your location of choice to pick up your vehicle if you live within 70km driving distance to a Genesis Studio. While your vehicle is serviced, a Genesis courtesy vehicle is left at your disposal.
Genesis 24/7 Premium Roadside Assistance Program
Once you take delivery of your vehicle, you’re seamlessly enrolled in our 5 Year 24/7 Roadside Assistance program. In the rare event your travel plans take an unexpected turn, Roadside Assistance will provide timely flatbed towing to the nearest Genesis authorised service facility.
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