Have you ever run over one of those fantastical news things talking about somebody who arbitrarily awakens with the capacity to play piano? You know, an overnight virtuoso whose fingers out of nowhere and mystically ace traditional sonatas, having never to such an extent as staggered through Chopsticks previously? I’ve generally been dubious of those accounts, yet this 2021 Genesis GV80 is providing me opportunity to stop and think. Why? Since with precisely zero experience constructing genuine extravagance SUVs, this Korean upstart appears to have nailed the concise right out of the entryways. This is an amicable, completely acknowledged fair size premium hybrid with its own allure – one prepared to hobnob with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz at the front of the pack.
Truly, the Genesis is anything but an overnight sensation, not to mention a type of obscure startup. The brand is based on Hyundai’s impressive shoulders, and Hyundai has been handling persuading Genesis vehicles for quite a long time, just as some outrageously great mass-market sport utilities. However, this GV80 isn’t only Genesis’ first SUV, it’s the parent organization’s first unibody hybrid based on back tire drive engineering, as well. Be that as it may, on the grounds that Genesis is belatedly showing up to the ball doesn’t mean it’s substance to be a loner.
Despite what might be expected, you should simply take one gander at the GV80’s gigantic, Superman-shield-molded grille or its unmistakable twofold hashmark lighting to realize that this SUV isn’t hoping to sneak through the side entryway and blend unnoticed. The first rate Prestige trim seen here rides on enormous 22-inch Michelin Primacy Tour throughout the season elastic, and the remainder of the vehicle’s subtleties and extents truly suit being fitted with larger than usual wheels. Much lesser trims begin on still-huge 19 inchers. For better or for more terrible, the 2021 Genesis GV80 is a truly unsubtle bit of plan, and regardless of whether it’s not your thing, there’s little uncertainty that it looks extravagant and that it has genuine check presence.
Regardless of whether you utilize the customary dandy or the accessible computerized, sharable telephone key to open the entryway, you’ll see that the GV80’s gravitas persists to its lodge. The cockpit is wrapped in all way of upscale materials and gets done with, including considerable boards of matte-finish wood and knurled switchgear that looks and feels premium. Glory manages like this one spoon on bunches of additional comforts, including a softened cowhide like main event and very stunt 3D-impact all-advanced measure group (the last is an industry first).
At that point there’s the 14.5-inch widescreen infotainment framework with its high goal and shimmering illustrations. It’s roosted on the scramble like an announcement, however on account of its super long range and the delicate bend of the check binnacle, this presentation doesn’t resemble an attached bit of hindsight. Controlled through touchscreen or a huge run wheel with incorporated directional snap ring (much the same as iPods of yesteryear) and a middle penmanship acknowledgment cushion, the GV80’s infotainment framework is new and amazing, yet it’s shockingly simple to get acclimated with its tile-based design.
In case you’re searching for a fire-breathing game utility with a greater amount of an accentuation on the previous than the last mentioned, the GV80 isn’t your ride – in any event not at this moment. At dispatch, there will be two motors accessible: a turbocharged, 2.5-liter four-chamber and a twin-super 3.5-liter V6, both burdened to a faithful eight-speed programmed transmission. The I4 is accessible in both back and all-wheel-drive arrangements, and it puts out 300 strength and 311 pound-feet of force. While my short drive time in the I4 proposes it’s capable, it’s the V6 powertrain I’ve invested the most energy with, so it’s the blend I will zero in on for this survey.
That is similarly also, on the grounds that with a vehicle that is as strong and reckless as this, picking the burliest powertrain just appears to be fitting. Additionally, the GV80 is no lightweight – a base RWD 2.5T is more than 4,500 pounds, and an all-mod-cons 3.5T with compulsory AWD like this one weighs in at around 5,000 pounds. The V6 has 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of force, enough to sling this sled to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.
That time won’t toss a panic into a BMW X5 sDrive40i proprietor, not to mention a X5 M pilot, however that is okay. The GV80 handles forcefully and the suspension arrangement is on the firm side paying little mind to drive mode setting, however this Genesis is anything but a dragster cart on braces like a Mercedes-AMG GLE63. The GV80 feels amazing, yet it’s as yet a pamper me-first, thrill-me-second suggestion. From its quieted snarl at max speed to its graceful, direct guiding and simple to-regulate brakes, the GV80 is a zen cover. This is a vehicle that knows and grasps its main goal for adjusted, complete extravagance, and it’s surprisingly magnificent for precisely that reason.