New Genesis GV80 Coupe noticed testing for the primary time
Hyundai’s premium sub-brand is Genesis and it’s definitely taken purpose on the normal German premium model suspects with the rapid-fire launches of the GV60, GV70, G70 and G80 lately. Now, serving to to increase that line up even additional is a brand new coupe-SUV model of the GV80.
The Genesis GV80 SUV has been with us since 2020 and a mid-life facelift has been rumoured for subsequent 12 months. That vary replace might coincide with the arrival of the extra trendy coupe mannequin noticed present process winter testing right here.
Whereas this check automobile is draped in camouflage, we will nonetheless make out some key design particulars for Genesis’ rival to the BMW X6, Audi Q8 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe. On the entrance there’s a tweaked headlight signature and grille define, suggesting a full GV80 facelift is certainly within the works. There’s additionally a redesigned decrease scuff plate on the underside of the bumper.
The windshield seems unchanged from the standard SUV, however the sloping roofline creates a extra coupe-like profile. Not like on the GV80 SUV and G80 limousine, the exhausts are quad-tips quite than two single-exit suggestions. This might trace at a sportier outlook for the coupe mannequin.
By way of powertrains the present GV80 is obtainable with a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 300bhp or a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel with 274bhp. These choices will almost certainly be carried over to the Coupe. Though the G80 and the G80 Electrified EV sit on the identical Hyundai-Kia M3 platform, a pure-electric GV80 Coupe is unlikely. The GV80 SUV’s multi-link suspension entrance and rear ought to be utilised for the coupe model.
Whereas the GV80 could be had with a seven-seat structure, the Coupe’s much less spacious boot will certainly imply the third row of seating must be sacrificed.
The inside is a standout characteristic of the present GV80, so count on solely minor modifications to the cabin. A knurled rotary gear lever, loads of premium supplies and a 14.5-inch display on the sprint ought to all be provided within the Coupe.
As with most different coupe variants of SUV fashions, you’ll in all probability must pay a premium for the added dose of fashion. The present GV80 begins from £59,920 so the Coupe is prone to be comfortably over £60,000.
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