Genesis brings its first premium SUV to Alps for driving tests
As of right now, the premium car marque Genesis lacks an SUV in its product range. The situation may change soon, though, since the company has apparently brought a pre-production test mule based on its GV80 concept to the European Alps for a series of driving tests.
The production vehicle seems to have a rather bold front fascia design complete with tetragonal headlights, wide air intakes and a radiator grille with a honeycomb mesh pattern.
The test mule also sports large-diameter wheels with the traditional five-spoke design and faux exhaust tips at the heavily masked rear end. The lights are also discernible on the spy shots, but their exact features are hard to tell.
The engine palette of the upcoming Genesis GV80 SUV will contain no V8 options, since the company found those difficult to produce in compliance with the current environmental standards. As such, the car will most likely ship with a 3.3-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine rated at 370 hp (276 kW) and 510 Nm (376 lb×ft) of torque.
The model will likely celebrate its official premiere late this year or in early 2020.
Editor Andrew Raspopov