I'm curious to hear what people think about adding side steps/running boards to the GV80. Do you think it's worth adding them or do you think it takes away from the GV80's design?
They look sharp, I would definitely consider them as long as the quality of this aftermarket product is up to standards. They would have to be retractable (like these are) and it would have to be automatic when you unlock the doors they would deploy and retract when the doors are locked. Another words I don't want to have to carry around a second key fob to operate it.
At 5' 8" it's not an issue for me but my wife does mention the slight difficulty she has because of arthritis in her knees. I'm not really sure side steps would really help her as it's not a height issue but rather an arthritic one. I would imagine the side steps could be a more popular option on the Asian continent as they tend to be shorter in height than Americans as a generalization.Being a “standard” size SUV, completely unnecessary unless you’re under 5’ tall.
The side mirrors light up upon unlocking at night creating just what you are describing. Even has the Genesis logo.I wish I could get these in the United States. I downsized from an Escalade and I miss the way it would light up the ground around it so I don’t step in a puddle. Also, they are useful for stepping over puddles. I’m a fan. I actually wrote to this company and asked if I could get these in the US and they said, “No.”