The Genesis GV80 Concept is still work in progress but going but what is in the public domain, it is clear that it will indeed by an SUV that is worth all the hype and the effort. One of the challenges that may delay its productions is its fuel-cell plug-in electric powertrain.
As of now, this powertrain is still too impractical for a mass-market SUV. It is, nonetheless, one of the main distinguishing factors between the GV80 and other SUVs.
The GV80 concept draws its power from a hydrogen propulsion engine. Hyundai is no stranger in this arena as it is already selling Tucson (ix35) SUV using this technology.
What’s more, similar Hyundai concepts from the past had a theoretical range of more than 350 miles. On the other hand, the production version of the GV80 will probably arrive with a more conventional gasoline unit at first.
The 5.0-liter V-8 is a solid option, but Hyundai’s next-generation hydrogen drivetrain will find its way into the SUV in a few years. Worth noting this early about the GV 80 is its lavish interior features which include appointments and individualized entertainment zones for all four of its passengers.
That said, the GV80 Concept is unarguably a good-looking and muscular SUV that indicates Genesis is preparing to capitalize on the booming SUV market. Onto the sides, the GV80 combines the athletic looks of an SUV with the features of a sporty grand tourer.
The beltline is a smooth arch that sits higher below the front door window and descends toward the front and rear fascias. Tech specs for infotainment and the interior are also very appetizing.
Precisely, the GV80 concept is likely to propel Hyundai competitively within the class of unique luxurious SUVs once it hits the market.