When you consider a luxury SUV, you expect certain things. Upscale touchpoints, innovative technology, and extreme comfort tend to top the list. But the buzz right now in the luxury crossover space is all about the 2022 Genesis GV70 and how it’s raising the bar on luxury interiors. The brand’s take on the luxury SUV offering is already wowing the critics. It’s clear Genesis spent extra time crafting stunning interior luxury consumers have been craving. And upscale is the name of the Genesis GV70 interior’s game.
The 2022 Genesis GV70 has an interior layout like no other
MotorTrend calls the 2022 Genesis GV70 interior “world-class” and says it’s one of the “nicest we’ve seen” in this luxury SUV segment. In a first look, MotorTrend applauds the GV70’s aesthetically pleasing interior environment, complete with all the high-quality materials you’d expect. Experience Nappa leather and available microsuedes in a wide range of exotic colors, including blue and green. The cabin feels modern with an array of wood, carbon fiber, and metal touches.
The Genesis GV70 transcends luxury and offers a more sculptured space that feels almost aeronautical. There is an abundance of oval designs, including the center console, door handles, and armrest trim with smooth arching lines, complementing the soft atmosphere. It’s a welcoming space, according to MotorTrend, and it clearly raises the bar on cabin luxury.
A robust list of standard equipment
While the 2022 Genesis GV70 isn’t yet available, some of the details are. CNET reports that luxury SUV customers can expect all-wheel-drive as standard across its Standard, Select, Advanced, and Sport Prestige level trims. Other standard equipment includes launch control, heated front seats, and impressive 18-inch wheels. The driver aids are offered with the base model, too, including lane-keeping assistance, lane-following assist, parking sensors, and forward-collision warning.
You’ll enjoy a power liftgate and wireless phone charging at the entry-level trim. And the 14.5-inch infotainment screen comes with fingerprint recognition technology. Even Genesis’ own Highway Driving Assist comes standard. While you’ll have your choice of two powertrains, the 2.5L turbocharged, inline-four-cylinder, or the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, you can expect driving mode selectors with Eco, Sport, Comfort, and Custom controls.
Options and extras for the most lavish and sportiest lifestyles
The 2022 Genesis GV70 will make additional options available for those who want to enhance their driving experience even more. At higher-level trims, you can add 19-inch wheels, cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic roof, and a 360-degree camera. There are also more premium sound systems available with higher trims.
Also available, Motor Authority reports an available Sport Package for the GV70. This optional package will offer unique wheel patterns, big-boy exhaust tips, aggressive-looking fascia, and darkened chrome accents. This upgrade has a Sport+ driving mode selection, as well.
Can the 2022 Genesis GV70 compete with the likes of these brands?
Genesis is still quiet about official release information for the 2022 GV70, although the company says the U.S. market can expect it sometime this year. Pricing isn’t concrete yet either, although Motor Authority speculates a starting price to be around $40,000, with the high-end models reaching closer to $60,000. Considering all the standard and available luxury extras with this impressive crossover, the competition should take notice.
Class-dominating titans of luxury like the Audi Q5, the BMW X3, the Volvo XC60, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class may need to step up their games. The 2022 Genesis GV70 is primed and ready to offer world-class luxury, robust standards, and tech-infused experience. And if the pricing plays out like many predict, it will be a value proposition like no other.
The midsize GV80 tried to launch last year, but with the pandemic, it didn’t quite get the introduction it maybe deserved. And there could be a compact GV60 version coming, with battery-electric treatments. For now, Motor Authority says the GV70, the second crossover for Genesis, is going to be a luxury force to be reckoned with in the smaller SUV segment. Genesis is upping its luxury game, and it’s clearly vying for space in upscale consumers’ garages.