New Genesis GV70 to challenge BMW X3

Mid-size Genesis GV70 SUV will go on sale later this year, starting from £39,450

  • Sits below GV80 in the Genesis line-up
  • Available with two engines and four-wheel drive
  • Rivals include BMW X3 and Volvo XC60

Pricing and specification for the new Genesis GV70 SUV have been confirmed. It’s the brand’s first mid-size SUV model and will go on sale on 1 September. Prices will start from £39,450. 

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When the GV70 goes on sale it’ll go head to head with several premium SUV models including the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC60. 

2021 Genesis GV70: prices, specifications and trim levels

Inside, the GV70 features a mix of aluminium interior trim and leather-trimmed seats. This is complemented by matching leather trim on the upper section of the dashboard, door cards and centre console. It also gets the same two-spoke steering wheel design already seen in the G80 and GV80 models. 

Interior technology includes a digital dial cluster, an ultra-wide infotainment touchscreen and a touch-sensitive panel for the ventilation controls. The infotainment set-up can be operated via a circular touchpad mounted in the centre console, which also houses the rotary gearlever. 

Genesis will offer the GV70 in three trim levels, with the Premium Line model being the entry-point to the range. While full specifications for this model are yet to be revealed, prices start from £39,450 for the diesel, with the petrol-powered version priced from £41,000. 

The brand has revealed some specification details for the GV70 Sport Line model, which will get sportier styling and extra equipment with 21-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned front bumper, dark chrome exterior trim and larger exhaust pipes. Interior upgrades include a sports steering wheel and carbonfibre trim pieces. Prices for the Sport Line trim start from £41,800 for the diesel, increasing to £43,350 for the petrol. 

Above this, the Luxury Line trim sits at the top of the range. Full specification details will be revealed closer to the car’s launch date, with prices starting from £42,820 for the diesel and £44,370 for the petrol version. 

Engines

At launch, buyers will be able to spec a GV70 with a choice of two engines. The 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 199bhp, while the 2.5-litre petrol produces 300bhp. Both engines are fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive; fuel economy and performance figures for both powerplants are expected to be confirmed later this year. 

Styling

The design of the Genesis GV70 mimics that of the G70 saloon, while also borrowing from the larger GV80 SUV. The front is dominated by a large triangular radiator grille along with the brand’s unique quad LED headlight design. The side features traditional SUV-style design, albeit with a sharper roofline. The rear of the car is marked out by quad LED tail lights, Genesis badging across the tailgate and vertical chrome-trimmed exhaust pipes. Contrasting chrome trim pieces feature around the bodywork, alongside matching alloy wheels. 

Read our review of the Genesis GV80 here. 

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