- 2021 Genesis GV80 to launch in Australia with three engines: two petrol, one diesel
- Rear- and all-wheel-drive options available, depending on specification
- All models equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission
- Prices ranging from $90,600 to $108,600 plus on-road costs
Australian pricing for the new 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV has been announced, ahead of its showroom arrival in October 2020.
The upstart Korean luxury brand – a spin-off of the Hyundai brand – will offer its BMW X5-rivalling large SUV in a choice of four variants, each offering similar levels of standard equipment – but with the option of a $10,000 Luxury Package.
Opening the range is the GV80 2.5T, priced from $90,600 plus on-road costs, with two other powertrains available up to the $108,600 3.5T flagship.
The entry-level GV80 2.5T is powered, as its name suggests, by a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, producing 224kW and 422Nm. Drive is sent exclusively to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
NOTE: Australian fuel consumption figures for the GV80 line-up will be confirmed closer to October.
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2021 Genesis GV80 2.5T standard equipment
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, digital radio and augmented reality satellite navigation
- Handwriting recognition for entering navigation addresses
- 12-way power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats with memory and four-way lumbar support
- ‘Genuine’ leather upholstery
- Open-pore wood trim
- Panoramic sunroof
- Ambient LED cabin lighting
- Dual-zone climate control
- 21-speaker Lexicon premium sound system
- Wireless phone charging
- 12-inch head-up display
- Hands-free electric tailgate
- Keyless entry with push-button start
- Remote Start (via the key fob)
- Electric reach/height-adjustable steering column
- 40:20:40 split-folding second row with sliding/reclining functionality
- Retractable rear sun-blinds
The list of standard active safety technologies is equally plentiful, consisting of:
- 10 airbags, including one between the front passengers
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and support for intersections
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and machine learning
- Lane-keep assist
- Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert with braking functionality
- Safe Exit Assist (which prevents the rear doors being opened into oncoming traffic/cyclists)
- High beam assist
- Driver attention monitoring
- Multi Collision Brake (which maintains brake pressure after an accident to prevent subsequent collisions)
- 360-degree camera
A ‘Luxury Package’ can be optioned across the range for a cool $10,000, adding:
- 12.3-inch digital 3D instrument cluster (details here)
- 18-way power-adjustable massaging driver’s seat
- Power-adjustable, heated and ventilated second row
- Heated steering wheel
- Nappa quilted leather trim
- Suede headlining
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Soft-close doors
- Rear privacy glass
- Tri-zone climate control
- Low-speed reverse autonomous emergency braking
- Remote automatic parking assist (via the key fob)
An all-wheel-drive version of the 2.5-litre four-cylinder can be had for an additional $5000, bringing the price to $95,600 plus on-road costs.
Along with the aforementioned all-paw system, it adds a third row of seats, which gains power adjustment when the Luxury Package is optioned.
Customers looking for a diesel model can opt for the GV80 3.0D AWD, priced from $103,600 plus on-road costs.
Under the bonnet is a new 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six diesel engine, sending 204kW and 588Nm to all wheels through an eight-speed automatic.
Standard equipment additions include adaptive dampers, an electro-mechanical rear limited-slip differential and 22-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 265mm-wide Michelin tyres.
Sitting atop the range is the $108,600 GV80 3.5T AWD, powered by a 279kW/530Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. The list of standard equipment is identical to the cheaper diesel model.
Eight gloss and three matte exterior paint colours will be offered across the range, the latter commanding a $2000 premium. Genesis’ five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty is standard.
The 2021 Genesis GV80 will make its Australian debut in October.
2021 Genesis GV80 pricing for Australia
Prices exclude on-road costs
- GV80 2.5T RWD: $90,600
- GV80 2.5T AWD: $95,600
- GV80 3.0D AWD: $103,600
- GV80 3.5T AWD: $108,600