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).