There's a new rival to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC, and it's coming here next year.
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Emerging Korean luxury marque Genesis continues to grow its portfolio, with the medium-sized 2021 GV70 SUV revealed today after months of speculation.

The GV70 will become the fifth model in the global Genesis lineup, along with the the bigger GV80 SUV and G70, G80 and G90 sedans.

Likely to seat only five, the GV70 will compete with the likes of Mercedes's GLC, BMW's X3 and Audi's Q5.

In terms of looks, the GV70 follows the same playbook as the GV80 large SUV, as well as the forthcoming G70 sedan facelift. Narrow, stacked LED headlights flank a large grille up front, and the rear end also has darkened LED 'Quad lights'.

Like many SUVs these days, the roofline swoops down at the C-pillar for a more sporty silhouette.

The interior also carries the same style as the GV80, with a unique design with no shortage of luxury-focussed details.

Genesis also revealed the GV70 Sport (the red model shown), which is differentiated by 21-inch 'g-matrix pattern' alloy wheels, dark chrome exterior trimmings and a larger exhaust, which hints at a performance-oriented powertrain.

Specifics about the Genesis GV70, including powertrains, pricing and all trims levels, have not been confirmed.

It's expected however that the GV70 will also share the powertrains from the GV80 SUV: a 224kW/422Nm 2.5-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder, 204kW/588Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel six, and a range-topping 279kW/530Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 – all matched with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic.

It's worth noting, though, the newly facelifted version of the mid-sized G70 sedan gets the outgoing model's existing twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 (producing 272kW/510Nm), alongside a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder option producing 185kW/353Nm – up from 179kW – and 187kW with the 'Sports' package equipped.

We are hoping to see more details come from Genesis by the end of the year, before it reaches showrooms in Australia in the first half of 2021.