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Built to make its mark on the lucrative premium mid-size SUV segment, the 2020 Genesis GV80 should have a lot to offer for customers.

In a class that has established brands with the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and Audi Q7, Genesis will have to pull out all the stops to make the GV80 stand out.

Since the GV80 will share the same underpinnings as the G80 sedan we can expect to see its wheelbase around 118.5 inches. The official dimensions haven’t been released yet but it’s safe to say that it will be bigger than the G80.

As a result, The GV80 will ride on the same all-new rear-drive platform as the next-gen G80 sedan. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, with all-wheel drive as an option.

Under the hood customers should be able to have the 3.8 liter V6 engine as standard with the twin-turbo 3.3 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 engines as likely options. Car and Driver also thinks that a hybrid option will appear in the future as well. Like the sedan the GV80 should also come with an eight speed automatic transmission as standard.

When it comes to the interior, there haven’t been any spy photos that show what Genesis has planned for inside the GV80. Genesis could take some styling cues from the GV80 concept that was unveiled with features like stitched leather seats, ash wood trim, and a curved 22-inch infotainment display with a glass touchpad and touch-captive controls to the center console. However, it’s not likely to see the four-seat captain’s chair layout the concept had.

Like any Genesis sedan there should be a full list of driver-assistance features like automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and possibly semi-autonomous driving.
 

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Can't wait to see what active shift control can do in an SUV like this. The biggest challenge for Genesis will be making a sporty hybrid SUV.

Right now their powertrains are aging so it leaves to reason where they need to be in coming years.
 

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Can't wait to see what active shift control can do in an SUV like this. The biggest challenge for Genesis will be making a sporty hybrid SUV.

Right now their powertrains are aging so it leaves to reason where they need to be in coming years.
if they did so well in making the G70 a true 3-Series rival, one like we haven't seen in so many years, then this should be equally as good
 

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Can't wait to see what active shift control can do in an SUV like this. The biggest challenge for Genesis will be making a sporty hybrid SUV.

Right now their powertrains are aging so it leaves to reason where they need to be in coming years.
Better torque will help too and even complement active shift. The G70 lacks torque but not enough to be a deal breaker. Although its a decent size V6.
 
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