Here are some of the first GV70 reviews from Canadian publications.
- Stand-out looks
- Strong engine
- Standard big screen and safety features
- Thirsty V6
- No alt-power drivetrains (yet)
- Stiff ride
The premium compact SUV segment is so popular that the GV70 could double Genesis’ sales – if it’s successful
There’s not much to criticize with the GV70 while there’s a lot to like, and its value for money is beyond question. Rapid depreciation has been an issue for earlier Genesis models but those older vehicles might no longer have all-inclusive care packages, and this will probably slow considerably with the brand’s acceptance. If you live close enough to a dealership to take advantage of the Genesis experience, you should definitely consider this capable new SUV.
Auto123 gets in a first drive of the 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury compact SUV, easily the most important new model produced to date by the Korean automaker.
That pricing is in line with premium models on the market, but it’s on the lower end of the spectrum, and it looks even better when you consider that Genesis packs the GV70 with a lot of standard equipment than German automakers make a habit of charging substantial amounts for in their options lists. On the other hand, there’s not yet the same level of cache associated with the Genesis name as with BMW or Lexus or Audi. Up to you to weigh those factors.
Other than that, though, our first encounter confirmed the high level of design, interior and performance quality we frankly expected from a Genesis model. We would have been surprised and disappointed if it were otherwise. That said, the stakes are high for Genesis as it enters a popular but harshly contested segment, and the company’s future fortunes depend a little bit on the curvy shoulder of the GV70.
Consumers will be the final judges on whether it succeeds on its big bet, but we’re thinking Genesis has a winner on its hands. Now if only there was a confirmed hybrid or a PHEV version on the way, we could be talking about an out-of-the-park moonshot from the Korean automaker.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 is an all-new model that’s expected to double this brand’s sales, so there’s no downplaying its significance and how good it needs to be.
- Standard safety tech
- Poised and engaging drive
- Incredible interior
- Gear selector placement
- High trunk lift-over height