Korean luxury SUV to launch in October with four drivetrain choices, plentiful standard kit
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  • 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.

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