Since ever Genesis got launched by Hyundai as a stand-alone luxury branch, a series of new vehicles joined the segment, redefining its boundaries. The first couple of seasons witnessed the launches of great luxury sedans endorsing the brand name, while the last two years the brand has contributed to the family of luxury vehicles, the option to combine luxury with utility. As a result, we saw the models of GV80 which was the first luxury SUV that Genesis has manufactured. Now Genesis has added one more model series in the same segment, which is the 2022 GV70 that offers models with two-rows of seats and has created a great impact in the circle of luxury compact crossovers, predicted an experienced sales expert of the Yorba Linda Genesis dealership.
The profile of the 2022 Genesis GV70 is basically the same with that of the GV80 series except for a new dark strip that is seen running across the bottom area and the doors of its sleek body. Both the versions of crossover SUVs from Genesis receive the same chrome strip that run from the top of the windows and stop at the C-pillar giving it a coupe-like look.
All the 2022 Genesis GV70 models ensure a sporty performance score that is derived from its dynamic powertrain combinations. The standard powertrain setting of the 2022 Genesis GV70 equipped with a 2.5-liter turbo I-4 engine at the base while an optional 3.5-liter turbo V-6 engine is offered by the automaker that also differentiates itself with its Sport look. Available in four trim levels, namely the Standard, Select, Advanced, and Sport Prestige, the 2022 Genesis GV70 has maintained a dynamic profile, catering to the different tastes and preferences of the users from different walks of life.
As part of its grand launch program done for the 2022 Genesis GV70, the driving dynamics of this luxury compact crossover series is showcased by the automaker encouraging the experts share their experiences while occupying the cockpit of this model.
Knowing the fact from the model name itself, that the GV70 will share its DNA with its parent model, the G70 sport sedan, the figures say, it will move with 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque, derived from the powerful V-6 engine which is known for its quick road handling power. This engine will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that will act smoothly while changing the gears only to deliver a much more refined drive experience.
The 3.5T trim of the 2022 Genesis GV70 that we test drove at the most famous Genesis dealer near Yorba Linda created a strong impression that this crossover will have the necessary power and will to drive ahead of the other six-cylinder models of BMW X3M40i, Mercedes-AMG GLC43, and Audi SQ5 since it will have the support of a cushier damper setup, and the effect of a stronger chassis that still always make the 2022 Genesis GV70 models stand out for its low amount of body roll which is perfectly combined with an overall great handling. All this was much beyond what we expected from this new luxury compact crossover named the 2022 Genesis GV70.