The 2024 Genesis GV70 Adds Key Safety Features as Standard on 1 Trim
Introduced in the 2022 lineup, the 2024 Genesis GV70 is a compact offshoot of its bigger sibling, the Genesis GV80. Despite its competitive starting price, the 2024 Genesis GV70 is a compact luxury SUV that offers a combination of style, luxury, and value. It outclasses the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 in luxury while offering a driving experience more refined than the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the Volvo XC60.
Although not as well-known as its competitors, the GV70 excels in lavishness, boasting a sleek design and a comprehensive list of tech and convenience amenities. In addition to that, the 3.5T AWD trim adds two top-tier safety features along with several other premium features.
An overview of the 2024 Genesis GV70
The 2024 Genesis GV70 comes in seven different trim and price levels, according to Genesis:
GV70 2.5T AWD
- Standard: $44,900
- Select: $47,900
- Advanced: $50,900
- Sport Prestige: $56,800
GV70 3.5T AWD
- Sport: $57,500
- Sport Advanced: $63,900
- Sport Prestige: $67,100
- AWD Advanced: $66,450
- AWD Prestige: $73,250
There are two powertrains available for the 2024 Genesis GV70: a 2.5-liter turbocharged Inline-4 GDI engine that produces 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is the second, producing 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. This allows the 3.5T to launch itself from 0 to 60 mph in around 5.4 seconds with a top speed of approximately 150 mpg. Both powertrains are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Changes include new standard 2024 Genesis GV70 safety features
The 2023 Genesis GV70 achieved good ratings in all six crashworthiness tests, which measure how well the vehicle protects its occupants in different types of collisions. These tests include small overlap front (driver-side and passenger-side), moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. The GV70 also has standard front crash prevention systems that can detect and avoid collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians in daylight conditions. Most notably, the GV70 3.5T trim now comes standard with Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2 (FCA 2).
HDA 2 is an advanced version of Hyundai’s original HDA technology. Building on the core functionalities of adaptive cruise control and lane following, HDA 2 introduces notable enhancements. One significant feature is lane-change assistance: by simply tapping the turn signal while keeping your hands on the wheel, the system can automatically switch lanes for you. Additionally, HDA 2 is designed to better manage situations where other vehicles cut into your lane. It also allows for an adjustable degree of offset between your car and an adjacent vehicle, offering improved lane spacing.
FCA 2 is an advanced safety feature designed to help prevent or mitigate frontal collisions. The system employs sensors and cameras to monitor the road ahead for potential obstacles, such as vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists. If a collision risk is detected, FCA 2 issues visual and auditory warnings to the driver. Should the driver fail to react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes to either avoid the collision entirely or reduce its severity. The “2” in FCA 2 often signifies an upgraded version, likely incorporating enhanced capabilities such as improved sensor technology, faster reaction times, or additional detection features like cross-traffic alert.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated these systems as superior for vehicle-to-vehicle scenarios and advanced for vehicle-to-pedestrian scenarios. It’s likely that the 2024 Genesis GV70 safety ratings will be similar to the 2023 model since there are no major changes expected in the design or features of the vehicle.
Only a few 2024 model year changes
The 2024 model year changes for the Genesis GV70 are mainly focused on adding more standard equipment and features to the different trim levels and packages. Here are some of the key changes according to the Genesis USA website:
- A Wi-Fi hotspot is now standard on all GV70s.
- The base 2.5T AWD gets 19-inch alloy wheels and monobloc front brakes as standard equipment.
- The 2.5T AWD Sport Prestige gains standard ventilated front seats, a 16-speaker Lexicon premium audio system, manual rear door shades, and remote smart parking assist.
- The 3.5T AWD Sport Advanced is now available with 21-inch alloy wheels.
There are some changes in the exterior and interior color options for the GV70 as well. Overall, the 2024 Genesis GV70 is a good choice for those who are concerned about car safety.