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Genesis: GV80 News **Concept**

https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2..._gv80_concept/

Genesis unveiled its progressive GV80 Concept SUV at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The new fuel cell concept SUV continues to build on the global brand's expressive and refined 'Athletic Elegance' design direction. The GV80 Concept reveals precision details and a confidently evolved design language that provides subtle glimpses into the bold future of Genesis' design and product development.

The Genesis GV80 Concept is the brand's first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility. On the exterior, this is seen in the concept's confident posture and athletic prowess, while the spacious interior indulges passengers and immerses them in technology that connects them to the vehicle. Recognizing the brand's global impact, the GV80 Concept utilizes the latest plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to combine eco-performance and capability, all skillfully designed to fulfill the needs and explore the escapes of the urban adventurer. Genesis will continue to study the benefits of similar alternative propulsion systems and eco-friendly technologies for future product applications.

"The GV80 Concept is a SUV that alludes to the confidence and evolution of the Genesis brand - its design is timeless, with an understated yet dynamic overall surface complexity," said Head of Genesis Design, Luc Donckerwolke. "These are all characteristics that embody Genesis products and delicately reflect distinctive elements, which you'll continue to see in future models from our brand."

"There is a unique energy and diverse global culture to New York that is fitting for Genesis, and we are excited to unveil the GV80 Concept here," said Head of Genesis Brand, Manfred Fitzgerald. "This concept is an important milestone for the brand to share our vision of the future, introducing a further expansion of our product portfolio."

Exterior Design & Inspiration

The Genesis GV80 Concept presents a modern and refined interpretation of a capable sport utility vehicle, building on the strength of architecture and the beauty of natural elements. The design team thoughtfully expressed these ideas throughout the exterior and interior of the vehicle in utilizing exceptional materials and purposeful forms to create a feeling of desire. The concept's overall shape is distinguished by its proportions, finely balanced with dominant surfaces, exhibiting sophistication and functionality that conveys the SUV's infinite versatility to the driver.

The front of the Genesis GV80 Concept showcases the signature Genesis crest grille proudly presented by the lower grille surround, which establishes a dominant center spine that runs through the length of the vehicle. The diamond motif mesh grille and wide-set horizontal quad headlamps that encase jewel-like graphics assert the SUV's powerful stance and stately presence. Below the lower setting, an aerodynamic fascia channels air through precision facet cut-outs around the front wheels and side rocker panels. These warm-toned alloy elements signal key structural components and technical features alluding to the GV80 Concept's functionality and alternative powertrain. The rest of the exterior panels' bespoke Ice Granite finish provides a subtle contrast against the rest of the precision detailing.

The elegant posture of the GV80 Concept is defined by a parabolic line that establishes the confident side profile, and visually connects the front and rear to further reveal the SUV's athletic and nimble nature. Muscular fenders house bold 23-inch mesh alloy wheels designed to reduce weight and cool the large brake system. Electronic door handles sit flush underneath the concept's dynamic crease line for enhanced aerodynamic performance and simplicity.

The core of the vehicle is extended through the rear, visualized by the center spine detail in the upper rear brake light. Further fortifying the GV80 Concept's athleticism, slim quad lamps elongate towards the powerful rear quarter panel for a planted stance. Laser fiber optic technology in the tail lamps produces a truly unique Genesis lighting signature at night. The lower rear fascia provides soft visual intrigue and function with purposely integrated vents to cool elements of the alternative powertrain.

Interior Design Concept

Designed in harmony with the refined exterior, the interior of the GV80 Concept creates a sophisticated environment for its passengers through superior craftsmanship, creative attention to detail and advanced technology.

The interior cabin immediately greets passengers with a bridge instrument panel that stretches from door to door creating a welcoming and spacious ambience. A wide 22-inch curved display set in the instrument panel cascades into the driver's cluster, which combines the precision of a classic speedometer with the immersive flow of information from a digital display.

Further uniting the interior and exterior, the GV80 Concept's side pillars are constructed with a structural truss design viewable from inside and outside the vehicle. This detail brings in the exterior environment, promoting a unique interaction with the outside landscape. Additional versatile storage compartments are creatively integrated throughout the SUV concept in the lower doors for ultimate convenience.

Interior HMI Concept

The Genesis GV80 Concept's interior features an innovative Human Machine Interface that offers users intuitive operation and function control through the use of a new multi-function interactive controller with capacitive touch. All of this technology is seamlessly blended into the precision designed details of the vehicle.

The horizontal 22-inch curved OLED infinity display presents two distinct zones, providing separate driver and passenger experiences. An ash wood lower center console integrates the high-tech controller and polished linear metal inlays with capacitive touch capabilities. The top of the interactive multi-function controller features a concave gorilla glass touchpad and knurled metal wheel with handwriting recognition as another method for interacting with the informational panel. Through touch control, each metal string allows direct access to the most commonly used functions including Navigation, Entertainment, Communication, and Environment (or customized driver settings). By tapping these metal strings, passengers gain separate control of a mini-view on the right side of the wide display without disturbing the driver. The custom inlayed console runs through the center spine of the SUV emphasizing the length of the vehicle while creating four separated zones. Each passenger is invited to a tailored seat with access to the capacitive touch inlays and an individual entertainment system allowing for control of a customized user experience.

Interior Color and Materials

To complement the refined exterior, the GV80 Concept's beautifully crafted interior environment showcases a curated combination of high-quality materials, vibrant colors and rich textures that lend themselves timeless sophistication. The GV80 features exquisite semi-aniline leather interior, with quilted diamond stitching on the interior door panels, seat inserts and center console side, harmonizing with the facet details on the exterior.

The meticulously-wrapped rich leather on the upper instrument panel is contrasted with distinctive Architexture suede on the instrument panel bridge that elegantly surrounds the front passengers for an interesting tactile accent. Echoing the warm alloy metal from the exterior, the trim detail below the bridge indicates the flow of cabin air and is highlighted by polished aluminum trim pieces.

Embracing its urban and outdoor spirit, the GV80 Concept's ash wood center console and floorboards provide a contemporary organic element to contrast against the other authentic materials. Finally, the SUV's cargo area features an elegant tonal and texture effect by Architexture suede, dark gray leather and slate ash wood that is both visually appealing and functional with contrasting sleek metal tie downs.
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^ the last picture

what is your reaction if that is your front view at 103mph?
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Great axle to dash ratio. Acura should learn a thing or two from the Genesis design team.
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I completely understand the necessity of this from a business perspective, but if given a choice would opt for their 420 hp V8 RWD offering instead. That said, the Koreans are about to eat (if not already eating) Acura's lunch....

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Great axle to dash ratio. Acura should learn a thing or two from the Genesis design team.
That is because of the RWD architecture (thank god they went with the G80 platform vs fwd sonata platform). Though lately more and more brands with FWD based vehicles have been able to really push the front axle forward giving their cars a RWD look. Case in point Volvo and Buick with the new Regal.



In terms of the design, I hope to god that nasty D-pillar is GONE. I know this is just a concept (and a true true to form concept, not like some recent concepts that are practically the finished product) but I think it is awful so far. Speaking of which, I could swear this looks like a concept that belongs in the early 2000's. So many elements on it scream early 2000's concept. ESPECIALLY that interior. I hope they would have learned from the mistakes infiniti did with the FX and instead go towards the F-pace design theme where it still has that fx-ish shape but actual usable space and still balanced. Not some 5000 foot long hood that literally is as long as the cabin is.

However if they do this right (and I really hope they do), they have access to some VERY nice engines. TTV6, 5.0L V8, SC 5.0L V8. This thing could scare the cayenee S and X5M. Germans should be watching carefully.
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I completely understand the necessity of this from a business perspective, but if given a choice would opt for their 420 hp V8 RWD offering instead. That said, the Koreans are about to eat (if not already eating) Acura's lunch....<br /><br /><img src="https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1325/80-2017_genesis_g80_side_04_6cb38ea40e3d6e1d930ff3720 14b47b0206bfd8e.jpg"/>
Beleive me the Genesis G80 is a MUCH nicer car than the RLX even is, forget the G90. But at the end of the day people are still antsy about buying from a Korean brand, let alone a luxury Korean brand. People buy Acura's not for luxury or performance but rather the idea of Reliability with a premium badge. Should Genesis be eating Acura's lunch, yes absolutely, but will they? I doubt it. Here in Canada Genesis is not even going to have dealerships, you literally set up a test drive and even buy the car all online. I don't think this buisness model is going to work at all, they are doing it to try and minimize loss if it flops.
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While Genesis will offer some very good products including this, i am sure it will be bad ass. But regardless how good this might be, no one or at least not enough people would cross shop Hyundai and a X5M, let alone Porsche. German got nothing to worry about, at least not in any immediate future.

Acura, on the other hand is a different story.
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
While Genesis will offer some very good products including this, i am sure it will be bad ass. But regardless how good this might be, no one or at least not enough $$ would crossshop Hyundai and a X5M, let alone Porsche. German got nothing to worry about, at least not in any immediate future.

Acura, on the other hand is a different story.
I initially meant it from a performance point of view and not from a cross shop point of view. However I thought about it more and I actually disagree somewhat. People who buy X5M's and Cayenne turbo's (at least I would think) buy them for performance and then the badge, but then you have things like the Jeep GC SRT and it really does have a good following and regularily garners respect even from people who can buy X5M...etc.

I would think it is mostly because it is a bargain next to it's competition, but if Genesis can make this thing perform well AND be luxurious, it might just steal some sales. But it's going to be really hard for them. You have the new RR, new cayenne, new Touareg, new GLE, new GC soon, Jaguar F-pace, alfa has a new crossover, Infiniti is coming out with the all new FX soon too. So in terms of the crossover segment, it's going to be SUPER tough. In terms of the Sedan segment, current G80 and G90 sales should speak for themselves.
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In terms of the Sedan segment, current G80 and G90 sales should speak for themselves.
As the folks on Wall St. say, "past performance is not an indicator of future success." And current sales are not an indicator of future ones. The G80 and G90 have only been in the market for a little over 1 year. I suppose only time will tell....
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I initially meant it from a performance point of view and not from a cross shop point of view. However I thought about it more and I actually disagree somewhat. People who buy X5M's and Cayenne turbo's (at least I would think) buy them for performance and then the badge, but then you have things like the Jeep GC SRT and it really does have a good following and regularily garners respect even from people who can buy X5M...etc.

I would think it is mostly because it is a bargain next to it's competition, but if Genesis can make this thing perform well AND be luxurious, it might just steal some sales. But it's going to be really hard for them. You have the new RR, new cayenne, new Touareg, new GLE, new GC soon, Jaguar F-pace, alfa has a new crossover, Infiniti is coming out with the all new FX soon too. So in terms of the crossover segment, it's going to be SUPER tough. In terms of the Sedan segment, current G80 and G90 sales should speak for themselves.
While some people buy X5M or any BMW for its performance before badge, there are more people buy them for the badge or the name X5M or what i like to call the "Experience" before anything else. Think of it like this, if X5M was offered by Acura at $110k, how many will still buy it?
On the other hand, people buy Jeep SRT or hellcat for its performance before anything.
If performance was the deciding factors, then you will see all the GLE 63/X5M owners rushing into Jeep dealers. At the end who does not like to pay less for the same performance?

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As the folks on Wall St. say, "past performance is not an indicator of future success." And current sales are not an indicator of future ones. The G80 and G90 have only been in the market for a little over 1 year. I suppose only time will tell....
You are correct I do really hope they do well. I have a lot of experience with the G80 (when it was still a Hyundai (2015/2016) and it really does deliver on it's promise of luxury, like real luxury and not just premium. It was an awesome place to spend time in and drive. I thoroughly enjoyed my drives in it and it was the only car I EVER drove that fit my body like a glove. I could actually use the door arm rest as opposed to many other cars where it is too short and too low for my arms.

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While some people buy X5M or any BMW for its performance before badge, there are more people buy them for the badge or the name X5M or what i like to call the "Experience" before anything else. Think of it like this, if X5M was offered by Acura at $110k, how many will still buy it?
On the other hand, people buy Jeep SRT or hellcat for its performance before anything.
If performance was the deciding factors, then you will see all the GLE 63/X5M owners rushing into Jeep dealers. At the end who does not like to pay less for the same performance?
I agree with you 100%. I do really hope the brand does well and I can respect that they are going with RWD based vehicles and real powerful engines and luxury. Acura should be mortified to be honest with you. But if Acura can rescue themselves before Genesis is able to launch it's crossovers and coupes, they have a chance. But judging by that half warmed over TLX facelift...I am not holding my breathe.
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I think it's too late for Acura unless they are willing to invest a lot of $$ to overhaul the entire brand... not only the products themselves, but the dealership experience and everything else that comes with it.... otherwise it will forever be Honda+.... might as well share showroom with Honda.
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https://www.caranddriver.com/news/ge...ure-plans-suvs

At an event with automotive media last week in Detroit, Erwin Raphael, executive director of Genesis Motor America, confirmed that the brand's first SUV will go on sale in early 2020. To be dubbed GV80, the mid-size luxury crossover was previewed in concept form a few years ago, and the production version should stick close to the concept's daring design when it enters into the hotly contested segment populated by established competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5.

The GV80 will launch at around the same time as the next-generation G80 sedan, and the two cars will share an all-new platform. Both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive will be on offer for the G80 and GV80, and we expect an engine lineup similar to that of the current G80, meaning a 3.8-liter V-6, a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6, and a 5.0-liter V-8. Both the G80 and GV80 could be revealed sometime next year ahead of their on-sale dates in the first half of 2020; Genesis hasn't decided on the debut schedule yet.

Following the GV80 will be a smaller crossover called the GV70, which is due in early 2021. Riding on the same platform as the recently introduced G70 sport sedan, the GV70 will go after crossovers such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Regarding the possibility of new engines for these upcoming models, Raphael said that the debut of the GV70 "could be a great time to introduce other powertrains." That could mean the introduction of brand-new engines, or just heavy updates to the existing turbo four and twin-turbo V-6 used by the G70. When asked if Genesis has a strategy for alternative powertrains, such as hybrids and EVs, Raphael only responded with a "yes," but declined to elaborate.

In addition to the GV70 and GV80, the large G90 luxury sedan will be getting a refresh for 2019 and could be revealed as early as the end of this year. Raphael also confirmed that Genesis is still working on a sixth model that will take the form of a sports coupe. That car is at least a few years away, and Genesis is undecided on the market segment, powertrains, and pricing for the model.

There could be a seventh car entering the Genesis lineup in the future: the stunning Essentia. Unveiled as a concept at the New York auto show earlier this year, the Essentia is a butterfly-door'd electric coupe that serves as a glimpse into the future of Genesis design. While nothing has been approved for production yet, Raphael said that "we are very committed to the Essentia," adding that, if produced, it would be "a statement car," one built in limited quantities and priced higher than anything in the current lineup. Reception for the Essentia was overwhelmingly positive, and it's clear that the brand really wants to make it happen. (There is a possibility that the Essentia would take the place of the planned sports coupe instead of supplementing it, but nothing has been set in stone.)

Genesis started off by launching three sedans in three years, which the brand sees as its core models—45 percent of the luxury market is sedans. Raphael says that they are "comfortable with what we have in the pipeline," but with the luxury-crossover segments booming, those new SUVs can't come soon enough.
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I think the idea of them waiting so damn long to introduce SUV'S when SUV'S are so damn hot is a REALLY stupid one. Honestly the SUVS should have been introduced before they even made the G80, let alone the G70 and G90.

Understandably, the SUV'S will take a lot more production time because the G80 and G90 share a platform meanwhile the G70 and stinger share a platform, but they could have based it off the old platform for a few years.

On the plus side, that new platform might be what Genesis needs. The current G80 platform is WAY TOO DAMN HEAVY so I'd like to see them use more aluminum and magnesium and less of that extremely heavy Hyundai steel. 5000 pounds for a midsize sedan would have flew in the early 2000's but not today.
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https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/ge...ut-later-year/

Hyundai, Kia and Genesis are tipped to launch no less than 13 new products and derivatives this year. Among them, we will find the latter’s first-ever SUV, which is believed to maintain the GV80 moniker of the concept shown two years ago in New York.

Rumored to debut in the coming months, the new high-riding vehicle was spied in South Korea not long ago. The images, shared by PostNaver, reveal an imposing design for the GV80, with the brand’s grille dominating the front end, a coupe-like profile for a more dynamic shape and what seems to be a clean tailgate design.

The camouflage prevents us from seeing further details. However, it appears that Genesis has kept some of the styling elements of the GV80 Concept that was presented at the 2017 New York Auto Show, such as the four-point lighting signature, which has nonetheless become a tad bigger in the production model.

Previous reports indicated that it’s underpinned by the same platform that’ll be used in the next G80. A 3.3-liter V6, rated at approximately 365 hp (370 PS / 272 kW), and a 5.0-liter V8, making roughly 420 hp (425 PS / 313 kW) are believed to be on the agenda.

That’s a big departure from the study’s plug-in hydrogen powertrain, but fuel cell and/or PHEV engines could be in the pipeline.

Further down the road, the company’s venture into new territories might include yet another SUV, probably of smaller size, as well as a sporty coupe.


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