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Since all we've seen so far in regards to the GV80 is spy shots of test mules, KKS Studios has decided to create what they hope to see in the production model. There are some added creases and a slightly wider front end, which is a bit reminiscent of the new Bentayga.
 

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G80's will be the first look we get in person of this new design direction.

Differences between the G80 and GV80 should be similar to the 7-Series and X7.
 

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My only concern with these slit headlights is what kind of illumination they will provide. Typical vehicles with this kind of setup have the main headlights in a separate assembly lower on the front fascia.
 

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Every automaker should be moving away from halogens period. Its ridiculous in 2019 that we're still having to pay extra for LED's or upgrade them ourselves aftermarket.
 

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Moving away from older components can be tough and holding on them is a result of many things, those can be due to contracts, cost cutting, consumer demand (or a lack of it), what's actually needed to compete vs what's not, and a whole laundry list to go.
Basically, the higher up you shop the more automakers fight for your money, break that down and you'll find all the motivations they have ;)
 

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Headlights are also one of the main areas where new cars fall short on IIHS tests. That can be the difference between being a Top Safety Pick or not, which is still a factor for purchase for a lot of people. The luxury segment continues to be the worst for extra optional equipment and that's not going to change with people willing to pay the premium.
 

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If that's true here with the GV80 then I might look towards BMW because they've always been on the cutting edge with advanced lighting systems.
In the early days they were one of the first to come out with adaptive headlights, influencing the rest of the industry.
 

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Every automaker needs to move away from halogens, and just make LED's universal/standard equipment. When you look at the new tests from NCAP and IIHS, its always the headlights that come up short on entry-level models.
 

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Every automaker needs to move away from halogens, and just make LED's universal/standard equipment. When you look at the new tests from NCAP and IIHS, its always the headlights that come up short on entry-level models.
truth is they will only adjust as demand grows for it or it contributes to the brand image they're trying to form
Genesis has no business jumping into advanced systems just yet, just only on higher end models like the G90 and G80
 

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LED's are not what I would call an advanced lighting system, just more expensive bulbs. Any cost cutting measures that they take to remain competitive with regards to price, should not have an impact on driver safety.
 

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They can be quite intricate depending on the setup. Being LED's are one thing but how they are setup and utilized makes the difference. Acura really took it to a whole nother level years ago with their Jewel Eye LED concept. one of my favorite so far from an affordable brand.
 
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