2020 Genesis GV80: First Look At Profile And Digital Instrument Panel

It seems like the news just keeps dropping in on Genesis’ first ever SUV, the GV80, which has been caught undisguised during a photo-shoot in Korea, though the low-resolution quality picture leaves plenty to the imagination. The same can’t be said about the second photo that has surfaced on Korea’s GV80 forum and which reveals the digital instrument panel that could be offered as standard in North America. [Updated 11/12/2019]

The 2020 Genesis GV80 is one of the brand’s most important models and now we’re getting a better look at the cabin thanks to several pictures posted on Bobaedream.

Looking way more luxurious than Genesis’ current sedan lineup, the GV80 is a proper luxury crossover as the interior has premium materials, leather upholstery, and wood trim.

Drivers sit behind a distinctive two-spoke steering wheel which is leather-wrapped and has a metallic insert. In front of them is a large instrument cluster with an analog speedometer. While this may seem a bit disappointing as many luxury vehicles have adopted digital instrument clusters, sources from Korea say only base, and possibly only domestic versions, will get the analog display, with mid- and high-level trims and export models getting a digital instrument panel.

Also Read: 2020 Genesis GV80 Drops More Camo As Engine Lineup Confirmed

Moving to the right, there’s a stylish dashboard with a windscreen infotainment system mounted up top. Further below, we can see slender air vents with metallic accents that continue across the passenger side.

Below the air vents is a second screen that is surrounded by large control knobs and an assortment of buttons. The latter appear to offer quick access to climate control settings and menus for the infotainment system.

The center console is also a departure for Genesis as it features a new rotary shifter with a park button in the middle. The circular theme is echoed on the drive mode selector which is surrounded by silver or metallic buttons. The console also has wood trim and a cup holder cover.

Rumors have suggested the GV80 could debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but that remains unconfirmed. However, we can expect a handful of engine options including a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS).

Buyers looking for something more powerful should be able to get a 3.5-liter V6 with 375 hp (279 kW / 380 PS) and 390 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque. Outside the United States, customers will be able to opt for a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel that develops 274 hp (204 kW / 278 PS) and 434 lb-ft (589 Nm) of torque.

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Interior photos via Bobaedream

  • salamOOn

    jeez just look at those fingerprints….. why not use some nice aluminium buttons instead of this touchscreen/glossblack nonsense….?

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Because it’s less expensive.

  • Dude

    Ugh. What a mix of good and bad. The well integrated screen and hvac controls look nice but the cheap shifter, controls, and steering wheel (two spoke? Is it 1972 again?) bring it down.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      the steering wheel is refreshing

  • Black Panther

    I’m getting a strong JLR vibe from that interior

    • ErnieB

      Same here

    • Finkployd

      🔮I see I see … a strong Mazda theme inside, with JLR-inspired hvac controls

    • PK

      not in a bad way tho right?

      • Black Panther

        I’m not the hugest fan of JLR interiors after sitting in them, but since these are not high quality pics, I’ll probably have a better impression of this interior by then, and when I sit inside one. I’d already take a Genesis GV80 over a JLR product

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Awful steering wheel, JLR center console (fingerprints!!!!), Mazda central screen (?), analogic dials (YES!).

  • Rocket

    I thought Hyundai/Genesis was above trend-following, but apparently I was wrong. The massive grille thing I might have tolerated, but the rotary shifter and touchscreen controls are deal-breakers. What a disappointment!

    • Matt

      That’s what customers at this price point demand… otherwise it would be seen as ‘old fashioned’.

      • Rocket

        I shop at this price point, and touchscreen controls for basic functions are the last thing I want to see.

      • Porkopolis

        Customers at this price point don’t know what they want. We know what they want.

  • pcurve

    would be pretty funny if you can reset the steering wheel to be vertical.

  • TrevP

    I Like it! I dont mind the big, bulky soft looking steering wheel

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    Caaaaant waaaaaaiiiiiit. Something new in the auto biz is a cause for celebration.

  • kan hu

    I love it. Nice.

  • kan hu
  • BlackPegasus

    The Hyundai Palisade has a more luxurious interior in my view. This looks like a cheap copy of other vehicles.



    • TechLegend

      lol… because plastic is way more luxurious than soft touch leather, aluminum, and glass. Get out of here with that trash.

  • Maykel

    This better be the base trim.

  • Mike Davis

    Looks cool but hopefully they give it a digital dash.

  • Bige Lee

    Other Genesis models use real woods throughout. That dominating plastic dash better be a pre production test piece. It looks dark and cheap. Interior design has been one of the strongest points in Hyundai/Kia. A Genesis should do better.

  • Mike anonymous

    When Viewing The Vehicle Upon Closer Inspection, It Is Clear To See A Great Many Elements Of The Concept Itself Have Been Brought Over. (+ A Few New & Higher Quality Interior Photographs Below).
    When Viewing The Photographs/Pictures shown of the Upcoming GV80, A Great Many elements appear to have been brought over (Shown In The Second PhotoCluster Below), including that of one of my favorite, elements; ‘The Semi Analog’ Digital Gauge Cluster, Reminiscent Of Those Found within The; Lexus LFA, Lexus LS, Lexus LC, (2008-2012) Fisker Karma, & Within The Original GV80 Concept itself.

    In My Personal Opinion “Not everything needs to be Digital These days”, & To My Knowledge The Inspiration Was that of an analog watch, adding a more physical sophistication to the detailing of the vehicles interior, I.E. the designers of the GV80 Concept.


    There are no carry over elements from any of the current Genesis Models, and it is personally wonderful to see a glimpse at the interiors to come from the next generation of Genesis Models, Which (To Be Quite Honest) appear to be far more luxurious with an attention to detail (upon closer inspection) equal to, or greater than, that of marques such as Jaguar, LandRover RangeRover, BMW, (Possibly) Mercedes &, Most certainly Lexus themselves, with the price point of this vehicle considered. (In My Personal Opinion Some Of The Details Such As The Gear Selector appear to be of a Bentley-like quality, at least at first glance in design).


    Both the concept and production models were designed alongside each other by the same team of designers (which is not the usual case, and is the reason many production vehicles appear to be watered down form their original concepts).

    Whilst a great many elements have been carried over from the concept that inspired it, it is clear to see that The production version of the GV80 is going is a slightly different direction. In regards to its’ exterior and interior design.


    To Keep Things Relatively ’Short’ I will end things here: Whilst there are a great many elements and aspects from the concepts I much preferred (Including That of the more Old-Acura Diamond LED head & tail Lamps of the Concept), There are a great many elements of the production model that I like as well. If any one thing is clear, It is That Genesis Is Not going to take their first entry into the segment, nor the reintroduction/next-generation design language of their Marque, lightly,. & That They as a company seem to really be making an effort, to put their best foot forwards in that which they do. When you put effort into that which you do, it shows, therefore, (With That stated) I personally, greatly, looking forwards to what it is, that we will see.

    • Ben

      When the concept was first launched, I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t the interested. Not because of the design, but I thought the design was too heady and would likely be watered down past recognition. However, like you’ve said, Genesis seems to have maintained strong notes of the concept throughout the production vehicle. The same thought pattern entered my mind when I saw the Lincoln Aviator concept debut, “How much of this is going to make it to production.” Thankfully Lincoln’s Aviator maintained nearly the entire design in production form and it looks like Genesis is trying to do the same.

      I do like the knurling around the center dials, which Bentley has now become synonymous with. That’s a big sign of maturity in Genesis, not replicating style for style, but touch points. I also love the gauges as you mentioned. That being said, I’m not a fan of the steering wheel design. The cut outs in the leather for the buttons looks awkward.

      I also don’t appreciate Genesis giving up buttons for a touch screen display for the HVAC controls. It looks to be a finger print magnet, will possibly be scratched and seems difficult to operate unless looking away from the road. KIA, Hyundai and Genesis have impressed me with their continued use of buttons, but it looks like they’re giving them up just as Audi has recently.

      One last thing, I’d like to see the Genesis G90’s wheels on the GV80. Some call them weird, old school or whatever, but I’ve honestly fallen in love with them.


  • eb110americana
  • :/ Yurr

    The digital gauges remind me of the BMW’s gauges.

  • Lukasz Zerdzicki

    Somebody @Genesis really likes Mazda & JLR interiors 😛

  • Knotmyrealname

    Look forward to seeing the final product.
    For the interiors, I love a big screen or two, but welcome some knobs and dials to work with. Well done Hyundai for resisting the touch screen takeover.

  • Harry_Wild

    Still no launch date! LOL! I heard rumors of a Spring 2020 and in the dealerships in 1st quarter 2021!

  • Bash

    When the leaks are actually made by the test driver, you know that this is beyond a paparazzi, you’ve got a traitor!

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