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Great news! Any information if that ship or ships are going into a West Coast or East Coast port? Any info on how many are currently being transported?
 

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Yea. I can't remember which one now. I PMed the guy who said it but no word back.

I did hip of the PR folks at Genesis and they just said the GV80s would be on our shores "very soon."
 

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Great news! Any information if that ship or ships are going into a West Coast or East Coast port? Any info on how many are currently being transported?
I'm from the east coast and this is the email I received from my salesman 2 days ago.

As promised, Here is an update on the arrival of your new 2021 Genesis GV80. As I last reported, the arrival was to be sometime this month, I now understand that the arrival will be sometime toward the end of November with no specific date to report. I am hearing glowing reports and reviews of the new GV80 and am as excited to welcome it to our dealership as you are.

I will be back in touch. Thank you for your patience.
 

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That's about what I was told recently. The salesperson felt confident before Thanksgiving but couldn't guarantee it. Even if it's the last week in November I'm ok with it.
 

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@mansamusa looking forward to when your GV80 arrives!
A top concern for me on delivery day would be the condition its in. I hope Genesis paint quality is good enough and that there aren't any common flaws in early models.
 

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That's my concern too. That being said the GV80 has been in production since earlier this year in South Korea. So I wouldn't imagine a paint quality issue. If there was it would have already been corrected.
My biggest concern is US Spec versions. All the computer software programing, ride quality with the 22" inch wheels. Do the engineers understand American culture in the sense we don't want to pay $70,000+ for a luxury vehicle and have it ride harsh. Motor Trend claims it rides way too hard but the vehicle they tested probably wasn't a US Spec GV80.
 

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I have to think the very first units will be very carefully gone-over. And so far every past Genesis model I've ever seen is top notch.

Good point about the 22s though @AJB . Honestly, I find even the best automakers have issues with ride quality on massive rims like that.
 

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By the way, I heard back from the guy I mentioned. He's a dealer in the San Fran area. He says he has two GV80s on the boat. No idea how long they've been at sea but he'll update once they get into port. Then it'll be maybe another week before they get released.
 

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I have to think the very first units will be very carefully gone-over. And so far every past Genesis model I've ever seen is top notch.

Good point about the 22s though @AJB . Honestly, I find even the best automakers have issues with ride quality on massive rims like that.
Being not that familiar with SUV's (this is my first one) what other manufacturer of SUV's offer 22" wheels?
 

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I don't honestly know. I have to think the new Escalade does. I know the last gen had 21s.
 

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Here's an excerpt regarding ride quality from Autoblog dated 10/19 tested in NY so it's very recent with a US Spec GV80:
We started off in the 3.5T in full-boat Prestige trim. All 3.5T trims come with adaptive dampers that can adjust their firmness based on information from a forward-looking camera. On the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District and the patches of broken pavement on the West Side Highway, the GV80 displayed good bump isolation, slightly better than the standard-suspension version we would drive later. Both variants seem firmly sprung, with tight control of body motions, although the 3.5T is still able to deliver a plush ride — the standard-sprung version, slightly less so. The vehicles’ structure felt solid, devoid of creaks and squeaks even in these early production examples.
 
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