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Asian Petrolhead | 2022 Genesis GV70 First Look! – This is why we should be excited about this new Genesis SUV
Let’s see the all new 2022 Genesis GV70 in person! Today, we are here to show you the all new Genesis GV70 in person. Yes, it’s the little brother of the Genesis GV80 and is the 1st compact Luxury SUV from the Genesis brand. So, let me show you the 2022 Genesis GV70 in person, then!
 

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Hard to believe that the embargo has restricted full reviews for this long. I've had mine for almost a month and other than a few dealership type reviews there is nothing out there. Strange.
 

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Looking forward to what the "experts" say. I imagine the will pick on the lack of a natural exhaust note. They will say more luxury than sporty. Talk about the slight body roll. They will love the 3.5 engine in this smaller SUV. The will praise the stying inside and out.

It will be fun to finally see them..
 

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Here are some of the first GV70 reviews from Canadian publications.
LOVE IT
  • Stand-out looks
  • Strong engine
  • Standard big screen and safety features
LEAVE IT
  • Thirsty V6
  • No alt-power drivetrains (yet)
  • Stiff ride
The verdict:
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.

Conclusion
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 GOOD
  • Standard safety tech
  • Poised and engaging drive
  • Incredible interior
THE BAD
  • Gear selector placement
  • High trunk lift-over height
 

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Has anyone seen an actual useful review of the GV70 2.5T by the regular reviewers? Best I've found is by Carti Global (shot in Korea) and he's enthusiastic, but it feels a bit unplanned (which has a charm all its own).

 

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The Korean Car Blog has a new first drive review of the GV70 3.5T Sport Advanced.


I shy away from calling the GV70 a home run, but it will satisfy buyers in this segment, and it will definitely draw attention, as it looks great and isn’t immediately noticeable due to the fact that there are still people out there who don’t even know about the Genesis brand. Now Genesis just needs to get its dealer network in better shape, and we’ll see if the brand has what it takes to make it in the competitive but profitable space the GV70 resides.
 
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