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I've been in close communication with my Dealer here in British Columbia, and have been scoping out some of the other dealers, especially in Ontario.

Noticed that Genesis Markham has one on display at their showroom.
Would be curious if anyone has seen it in real life if you are out there?

They are saying Canadian pricing will be released around May and deliveries in June. I expect for us in the Western provinces, likey we're looking at July deliveries. IMG_5315.PNG

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I did see one a couple cities over from Markham but caught it driving away as I pulled up.

Do you think the GV70 at Genesis Markham was a pre-production model?
What are allocations like at your B.C. dealer?
 

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BTW @OneFiasco, I just read that "Every agency in Canada will have a GV70 (and 2022 G70) 3 day roadshow by invitation only. Last I heard, GV70 pre-order depositors get priority access to these events." Bring it up to your dealer and see what you can find out!
 

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Given I've been lurking google and youtube for any news here in Canada, I think your hypothesis around it being a pre-production model is likely correct.

A number of automotive journalists in Canada had a chance to look at what looks like the same vehicle - when it was at Genesis' Mississauga head office location.
For example:

Definitely going to ask my local dealer about this!
Bring it up to your dealer and see what you can find out!
 

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Did some digging myself and that dealership said in an instagram post about the GV70 that "We are very close to being fully booked for appointments but if you’d like to learn more, get in touch with our team and they would be happy to assist!" So it does seem like they have limited time and space to show people the GV70 before it's gone.

http://instagr.am/p/CNfEl0QMSSy/
 

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just came back from Markham dealership

@GenesisFan the car displayed at Markham was a pre production model

here is what was noted:

  • dimension wise it feels bigger than it looks, especially the frontal hood mass portion
  • seating position is quite low for something considered an SUV
  • bottom of door looks roughly finished, as if gaps between metal can hide water and prone for corrosion. for those who has seen the bottom of doors on something like a ford flex, you know what I mean. hopefully production models are better finished
  • inside of storage pockets on doors looks cheap (shiny plastic) but somehow feels decent to the touch, again hoping its pre production issues
  • also paint on hood had a blemish dead centre, hopefully another pre production model issue
  • 3D gauges are impressive despite of some reports saying they don't work. too bad it only comes with top tier 3.5T trim
  • seats are comfortable, support wise, shape. more so than any lexus out there
  • rear seat very spacious. head room very good for something with a panaramic roof and "sporty" profile cut
  • visibility out all sides is excellent especially with the A-pillar glass

overall, as the car is as expected. no big deal-breaking flaw. feels more german than its japanese counterparts

for those interested, the facelifted G70 sedan was there too. it is a 2.0T AWD model
 

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So it does seem like they have limited time and space to show people the GV70 before it's gone.
Appreciate you checking in with them. I figure for us folks in BC, we'll likely get the pre-production model later than the rest of Canada.
I was speaking with my Genesis experience manager, and he was suggesting they are prioritizing showing the vehicle to pre-order customers vs walk-ins. I was one of the first to put down a deposit - so here's to hoping I can do a deeper dive soon.

To be very honest - I was curious about the 2022 Tucson and was surprised to some of the features trickle down, like the smart parking assist, and overall larger interior dimensions from what the reviewers from Korea are reporting. Not saying the two are comparable, but the new Tuscon is compelling and competitive.

Hoping to see and drive the 3.5T Sport Plus with the Red Nappa leather that I pre-ordered, before making a final call.
 

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also checked out the 2022 tucson while at dealership. it does feel bigger inside likely due to lower floor layout of a FWD based chassis and lower beltline. with that said, it also fustrates me how some of the higher trim hyundai/kia cars have full digital dash displays while only top of line genesis cars in north america get the full digital cluster
 

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Appreciate you checking in with them. I figure for us folks in BC, we'll likely get the pre-production model later than the rest of Canada.
I was speaking with my Genesis experience manager, and he was suggesting they are prioritizing showing the vehicle to pre-order customers vs walk-ins. I was one of the first to put down a deposit - so here's to hoping I can do a deeper dive soon.

To be very honest - I was curious about the 2022 Tucson and was surprised to some of the features trickle down, like the smart parking assist, and overall larger interior dimensions from what the reviewers from Korea are reporting. Not saying the two are comparable, but the new Tuscon is compelling and competitive.

Hoping to see and drive the 3.5T Sport Plus with the Red Nappa leather that I pre-ordered, before making a final call.
Looks like another dealer in downtown Toronto is promoting the same thing as the other dealer.

http://instagr.am/p/CNlZWkslH4m/
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just came back from Markham dealership

@GenesisFan the car displayed at Markham was a pre production model

here is what was noted:

  • dimension wise it feels bigger than it looks, especially the frontal hood mass portion
  • seating position is quite low for something considered an SUV
  • bottom of door looks roughly finished, as if gaps between metal can hide water and prone for corrosion. for those who has seen the bottom of doors on something like a ford flex, you know what I mean. hopefully production models are better finished
  • inside of storage pockets on doors looks cheap (shiny plastic) but somehow feels decent to the touch, again hoping its pre production issues
  • also paint on hood had a blemish dead centre, hopefully another pre production model issue
  • 3D gauges are impressive despite of some reports saying they don't work. too bad it only comes with top tier 3.5T trim
  • seats are comfortable, support wise, shape. more so than any lexus out there
  • rear seat very spacious. head room very good for something with a panaramic roof and "sporty" profile cut
  • visibility out all sides is excellent especially with the A-pillar glass

overall, as the car is as expected. no big deal-breaking flaw. feels more german than its japanese counterparts

for those interested, the facelifted G70 sedan was there too. it is a 2.0T AWD model
I really appreciate you sharing your observations with us!

Did the front seats feel sporty enough? (bolsters, etc.)
 

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I really appreciate you sharing your observations with us!

Did the front seats feel sporty enough? (bolsters, etc.)
the front seats...

would say they suffice for everyday sportiness. lots of support in all direction (6" average build here), and especially appreciate that extended thigh support. cushioning is only slightly softer than germans but firmer than typical japanese cars. bolsters are not obtrusive at all but haven't hit the track with this car yet ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) so not sure how well they'll hold. alcantara/suede inserts are perfectly balanced on grip and maneuverability - can get out of vehicle without peeling off pants

headrests unfortunately dont adjust tilt (a la mercedes) nor fore/aft (a la macan) but default location was fine. otherwise no complaints

comfortable seats by any definition. one of those designs where you get in, set and forget

in case anyone asked, the rear seats...just slightly flat on the back section but no real faults
 

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Hey everyone - so we just got our invite to the launch event at our local Genesis dealer here in Vancouver.
Here's what the email looks like.

Will be going in next week to see the car in person!
I have to say - we saw the 2022 Tucson yesterday and it is a compelling if not competitive product to the GV70.

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Had the chance to see a pre-production model in person last week.

I have to say the GV70 was much larger than we had anticipated. For context, we are coming from a Kia Stinger GT Limited, which by itself is not a small car by any means.
Here are some photos I snapped and the Brochure the Genesis brand manager provided to us electronically, here in Canada.


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