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Genesis GV70 Review

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

The premium SUV market has seen significant growth in recent years, with many automakers competing to deliver the best combination of luxury, performance, and technology. One such automaker in this market is Genesis, with the GV70, writes Tim Barnes-Clay.

The Genesis GV70 has a sleek, modern design that turns heads. The front of the vehicle features the brand’s signature crest grille, flanked by sharp LED headlights. The side profile has a bold shoulder line and a sloping roofline, giving the SUV a dynamic appearance. The rear features wraparound LED taillights and a dual exhaust system, adding to the vehicle’s athletic look.

The Genesis GV70’s cabin is a masterclass in refinement. It is spacious and comfy, with ample legroom and headroom for front and rear passengers. The seats are leather, and the dashboard features high-quality materials, including wood and metal accents. The centre console is dominated by a large infotainment screen, which is intuitive and easy to use. The GV70 also has a digital instrument cluster, displaying information, including speed, navigation, and audio controls.

Under the bonnet, the GV70 is propelled by a 2.5-litre turbocharged engine. The lump is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which provides smooth and responsive shifts. The South Korean company’s SUV also has an all-wheel-drive system, providing top traction and stability, even in challenging driving conditions.

The Genesis comes with various safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The GV70 also has a 360-degree camera system, which provides a bird’s-eye view, making it easier to navigate tight spaces and park.

In summary, the Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Luxury Line, as driven, is an exceptional luxury SUV. Whether commuting to work, taking a road trip, or doing the school run, the Genesis GV70 is the perfect vehicle for those who demand luxury, performance, and technology.

Fast Facts – Genesis GV70 2.5T AWD Luxury Line, as tested:

  • Max speed: 149 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 6.1 secs
  • Fuel economy: 29.7 mpg
  • Engine layout: 2497cc four-cylinder turbo petrol
  • Max. power (PS): 303
  • CO2: 218 g/km
  • Price: £45,635

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