2020 Genesis GV80 SUV: Concept Could Conservatively Morph Into This

Genesis’ upcoming mid-size SUV is expected to debut later this year as Korea’s upscale rival to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7.

So far, prototypes have been extremely well camouflaged, which means we can’t do a lot more than look to the GV80 concept for styling cues. Still, the prototypes do come in handy helping us make out features like the quad headlights or the massive crest grille, or the vehicle’s more conservative overall shape.

Conservative yet extravagant

Hyundai’s newborn luxury brand has done a good job separating itself from its parent company when it comes to styling. As a continuation of that, we fully expect the production version of the GV80 Concept to look nothing like the boxy Palisade or the aggressively-styled Santa Fe.

If you’re looking for a hint of what it might ultimately look like, we think this rendering courtesy of Kolesa and designer Nikita Chuiko is as good a start as any. It features the previously-mentioned quad headlight design, the large grille, massive wheels and a stylish taillight design that flanks the Genesis lettering and then wraps around the tailgate – we can’t say if that’s accurate or not.

We also think the window line is very similar to what we’ve seen on prototypes thus far.

As for performance, while Genesis hasn’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, we expect V6 and possibly, V8 engines to be on the table, just like on the G80 sedan, which features a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 with 365 HP (370 PS) and a 5.0-liter V8 with 420 HP (425 PS).

  • JTL2017

    I actually really like the look of this. It’s handsome and distinctive.

    • Bo Hanan

      Tone the grille down and yeah, sure.

    • donald seymour

      You know why you think that it’s distinctive? Because you are a distinctive individual and it takes a discerning person to understand that the GV80 is a beauty. And I completely concur with your statement.

  • no25

    Looks way better than the concept! I don’t love the grille – already looks a bit dated. But overall, not bad!

    • White Boi Goon

      no one cares of your opinion.

  • Bash

    I’m honestly can’t wait to see the final shape of it.

  • Rocket

    I expect it to be closer to the concept than to the artist’s rendering. The rendering isn’t awful, but the greenhouse is a bit too tall, the dash-to-axle too FWD-like, and I don’t know why Genesis would use Hyundai-style fender flares. And frankly, I don’t care to see either wheel design on the production car.

  • timii

    It not gonna look anything like this horrible render. Some already seen what it looks like

  • timii
    • Nordschleife

      I disagree. I think he took liberties with that rear 3 quarters design (based on your photo) but It looks like that overall to me.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    Please let this be real. My wife is getting an Aviator but if this comes out I will beg her to change her mind.

    • Merc1

      I usually loathe Detroit INC cars, but the Aviator is really, really nice. Never would have considered a Lincoln until now.


      • Thunderbolt

        it’s quite expensive though.

    • #QAnon

      “beg her to change her mind” – tells ya everything you need to know right there…

      • Stigasawuswrecks

        Your point?

    • donald seymour

      You are making a good decision bro.

  • AntBee

    I am usually not an admirer of SUVs and Crossovers, but this rendering is very handsome. I love the wheels! Only thing is, it looks a bit like an Infiniti big SUV, and the tail lights look very Porsche.

  • StrangerGP

    The concept is just not attractive, looks like a car designed in the 90s.

    • Patrick


  • Nordschleife

    Id be lying if I didn’t say that this rendering didn’t look good. I definitely loved the concept and this is a tasteful evolution of the concept language. It gets a thumbs up from me as a render. Hopefully the actual vehicle looks as classy and well thought out.

    • Craig

      I absolutely agree.

  • bd0007

    Not an accurate render based on the spy shots.

    Not just the greenhouse (most obvious), but the grille, headlights and taillights are different.

  • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

    Absolutley hideous. Is this a joke?

  • dumblikeyou2

    Lobster Claw headlights. Full circle.

  • Maykel

    Change the greenhouse, headlamps and taillamps. Rest is pretty spot on.

  • donald seymour

    I love it! And @jtl2017:disqus the car screams mature and distinctive taste. I truly love the execution. Way to go Genesis!

  • U8INIT

    This rendering is very sharp to my eyes.

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