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GENESIS GV80 DIESEL ESTATE

3.0D Premium Line 5dr Auto AWD [Innovation Pack]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Top Speed
Top Speed143mph

Driver Convenience

  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Around View Monitor
  • Blind spot collision avoidance assist rear (BCA-R)
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Bluetooth handsfree phone and audio streaming system
  • Cluster LCD - full panel Colour (3D)
  • Drive mode select
  • Driver attention warning
  • E-call
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Full color head up display
  • HDA2 - Highway drive assist 2
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Lane keeping assist (LKA) - road edge
  • Manual speed limit assist (MSLA)
  • Parking collision avoidance assist (PCA)
  • Power tailgate with hands free open
  • Proximity sensor for front doors
  • Rack-mounted motor driven power steering R-MDPS [CTAA] with variable gear ratio steering
  • Rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist (RCCA)
  • Remote smart parking assist
  • Reversing camera with dynamic guide lines
  • Smart cruise control (NSCC-R) with stop and start
  • Telematics system (Genesis connected services)
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Trip computer
  • Wireless phone charger

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Electronically controlled suspension

Entertainment

  • 14.5" AV + navigation
  • 2 USB front (1 data + 1 charge)/2 USB rear (charge only)
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Premium audio with 9 speakers

Exterior Features

  • 3rd brake light
  • Auto defog and rain sensing wipers
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electrochromic inside mirrors
  • Full LED rear combination lamps
  • Laminated front window glass
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Power folding heated electrochromic outside Mirrors with Genesis logo puddle lamps
  • Power front and rear windows with auto down/up
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Single muffler
  • Smart high beam (HBA)

Interior Features

  • 12 way power front seats including 4 way power lumbar
  • 12v power outlets - 1 front and 1 luggage
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 40:20:40 2nd row folding seats
  • 5 passenger seating
  • Adjustable interior ambient lighting
  • Cargo screen and net
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Front headrests
  • Heated front seats
  • Knit headlining
  • Leather steering wheel with control buttons
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Power tilt telescopic steering wheel
  • Shift by wire (SBW) with paddle shifters
  • Walk in switch (RR)

Passive Safety

  • 10 airbags - Driver knee, front, enhanced front side and rollover-sensing side curtain, rear seat-mounted side, front center
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • ABS + ESC + HAC + MCB (Multi Collision Brake)
  • Child anchor
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Forward collision avoidance system (FCA) with lane change side and junction crossing
  • Manual child lock in rear doors
  • Passenger detection system
  • Power child lock with safety exit assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes

Security

  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Proximity key with push button start
  • Remote central locking

Trim

  • Black high glossy trim

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • HC
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    231
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    220
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    234
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    221
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    194
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    185
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    300
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    294
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    239
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    220

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2996
  • Compression Ratio
    16.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    83
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    8.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    9.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    11.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    11.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    9.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    8.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    31.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    33.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    31
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    32.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    24.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    24.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    30.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    33.2

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    278
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    D
  • Coin Series
    Premium Line [Innov]
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    5
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    5
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    13000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    7.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    278
  • Engine Power - KW
    205
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3800
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    434
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    60
  • Engine Torque - NM
    588
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    143

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    265/40 R22
  • Tyre Size Rear
    265/40 R22
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    22" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1715
  • Length
    4945
  • Wheelbase
    2955
  • Width
    1975

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    80
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2940
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    2152
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    735
  • Max. Loading Weight
    685
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2722
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2255
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.9

New luxury brand Genesis offers this GV80 large SUV. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

You'll have noticed just how much higher quality Korean-made cars are these days. To the point where both Hyundai and Kia now feel justified selling their largest, most luxurious models at or around the £50,000 mark. But is our market ready for a proper premium luxury brand from Korea? The US market has been for some time and the Hyundai Motor Group's Genesis brand has done quite well there. One of its models, a large saloon, was sold here between 2015 and 2017, badged as the Hyundai Genesis, but only 50 were shifted before the car was quietly deleted. Now though, the European market is much more open to premium Korean products and the Genesis brand launched here with two models, the G80 (a large luxury saloon), and our subject here, the GV80, a large luxury SUV. Mid-size G70 saloon, G70 Shooting Brake and GV70 SUV models quickly followed, as will various EVs.

Driving Experience

The GV80 launches with a straight-six 278PS diesel, with the alternative of a 304PS 2.5-litre four cylinder turbo petrol unit if you prefer to fuel from the green pump. Both are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. With either engine, you can expect exceptional levels of drive refinement, aided by special noise cancelling technology. You'll need to avoid the largest 22-inch wheels if you want an exceptional level of ride quality to match this. Damping is aided by a camera that monitors the road surface and adjusts the suspension to suit the tarmac tears and pot holes you're about to pass over. Through the twists and turns, you'll certainly feel the size and weight of this luxury SUV - it tips the scales at over 2300kg. But likely buyers aren't people who are going to want to throw this car about. They will though, want the latest in semi-autonomous drive tech - which of course is provided here. Along with plenty of gadgets, including a self-parking system that will parallel park your GV80 for you via the remote while you stand outside the car. Ideal if you're trying to get into a really tight space.

Design and Build

The GV80 certainly has plenty of road presence - some even see hints of Bentley Bentayga here. Size-wise, it's a lot smaller than one of those, measuring 4,945mm long, which puts it somewhere between a BMW X5 and an Audi Q7 in terms of length. It'll make a decent enough statement at the golf club, an imposing G-Matrix front grille dominating an upright front end featuring the brand so-called 'two lines' design language. This references the split-front LED headlights, as well as the bi-level illuminated side vents and the rear tail lamps. Inside, there's a very high quality feel and an almost Bentley-like knurled finish to some items of switchgear. And of course there's the usual huge centre touchscreen, accompanied by a digital instrument cluster. The seats are superb and the quality of leather upholstery impeccable. There's very comfortable space for two adults in the second row and Genesis offers the option of third row seating too, though there won't be quite as much space at the very back as you'd get in the back of a competing Land Rover Discovery; it's a match for what you get in an Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90 though. Out back, with five seats in place, there's 727-litre boot, which is more than you'd get in a BMW X5 or a Mercedes GLE.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £57,000 for the 3.0-litre 278PS diesel variant most will want. You'll need £500 more if you want it with seven seats. You can also talk to Genesis about a 304PS 2.5-litre petrol version. There's a choice of either 'Premium Line' or 'Luxury Line' trim levels. These prices are comparable with the entry-level figures for cars like Audi's Q7, Volvo's XC90 or the Mercedes GLE, but with those models, you'll need to spend a lot more to get a comparable level of equipment that fitted with the GV80. Just about everything you can imagine is fitted as standard. Genesis doesn't have a network of UK dealerships. Instead, everything is done via so-called Genesis 'Studios' - which will be shopfronts in upmarket shopping centres. One has already been opened in London and others will follow. But you don't have to go to one of those. You simply connect with Genesis online, then you'll be allocated your own Genesis Personal Assistant who'll take you through the sales process, from test drive to delivery - and they'll deal with after-care as well. This Assistant won't be salaried on commission as an ordinary car salesperson would be, so you won't get any hard sell.

Cost of Ownership

You won't be expecting a large, heavy SUV to be particularly economic and this one isn't. WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel economy for the diesel is rated at between 31.5-33.1mpg. The CO2 figure for the diesel is up to 220g/km, which puts this variant in a 37% BiK tax band. For this 2.5-litre petrol version, the economy figures are 25.3-26.1mpg, with a CO2 reading of up to 241g/km. Insurance for the diesel is rated at either 46D or 48D, depending on trim. For this petrol version, it's groups 45D to 47D. Every Genesis is covered by a 5 year Care Plan which includes scheduled servicing for 5 years or 50,000 miles. With each service visit, Genesis will collect and return the car to your door. This also applies to any necessary work required, including warranty work. You simply contact your Genesis Personal Assistant to make it happen. Who can also arrange a courtesy car. The 5 year Care Plan also includes updates to in-car navigational maps. And there's complimentary subscription to Genesis Connected Services, which will allow you to access information services from your 'phone to digitally enhance your ownership experience.

Summary

Recent history is littered with would-be premium brands that never quite gained mainstream acceptance in Europe. Will Genesis be any different? There are grounds for thinking so. It has the might of the Hyundai Motor Group behind it. The customer service approach being offered here seems genuinely appealing. And, if this GV80 model is anything to go on, the product seems strong. Whether you'll like it will probably depend on what you think of the established premium brands. If you're a little tired of them and their snooty dealerships, then you might find Genesis - and this model in particular - to be something of a breath of fresh air. To appreciate the GV80, you'll need to be someone who defines driving enjoyment in terms of a lowering rather than a raising of the heartbeat. But if you are, then there's lots to like here, particularly if you happen to find the styling distinctive. In a few years time, it'll be strange to think that we even doubted that Korea could bring us a credible premium automotive brand. And Genesis will be the reason why.

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