I agree on both fronts the Prestige GV80 is an all around awesome car. That being said I was treated like I was buying a bargain basement Hyundai not a $72,000+ luxury crossover...I bought a GV80 two weeks ago in white, prestige trim. Although I had to wait months to get it delivered and the buying process from the Hyundai dealership was terrible (can’t wait for Genesis to have stand alone dealerships in the NYC area), I absolutely love the car.
The car feels like I’m driving a $100k car vs a $78k car (including tax). All of the features and trim are top notch. The 3.5 engine is rewarding and fun to drive (esp in sport mode), the navigation and climate controls are intuitive and high tech. I make excuses to run errands and drive this car - it really is such a luxurious car.
I often times get stopped at lights or in the parking lots with people asking questions about the GV80 and complimenting how it looks - literally all of the time.
The sound system rocks and the 22” wheels make this car look amazing. The interior ambient lights are a nice touch, and the quality of the controls and finish are truly top notch
I don’t really have many issues at this point but if forced, I’d say the number of beeps and notifications were a bit much - but you can change the set up which resolved this for the most part.
The lack of spare tire is surprising and the fact that it didn’t come standard with wheel locks are annoying.
I wish they had a rear entertainment option for kids.
I really think that the buying experience needs to improve with more genesis dealers and not having to go through Hyundai dealerships and salespeople - they are not trained appropriately and didn’t know any of the genesis specific information or services provided - really disappointing spending this much money and the process was very unprofessional (literally had to go to the dealership 3 times to finalize purchase since they kept on forgetting a process or wasn’t aware of financing specifics etc.)
overall I am happy with the car, ride and quality. I’m looking forward to more accessories being available as well. Highly recommend.