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Is the ALL NEW 2021 Genesis GV80 luxury SUV of the Year?

Is the ALL NEW 2021 Genesis GV80 luxury SUV of the Year?
hey guys what's up it's Joe Reddy from ratings rise I'm here at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show and this is one that I know a lot of you have been asking me for we have the

2021

genival

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GV 80 this is their first foray into the SUV segment of the industry and they are ready to bring a power packed punch to that segment especially when you look at what else they're doing so far now let's talk a little bit about

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history

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the brain has been around since 2015
is the all new 2021 genesis gv80 luxury suv of the year
actually started as its own unique model within the hande lineup eventually hande said you know what we want a premium brand just like Nissan would infinity just like Toyota with Lexus and now we have

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that premium brand of hande one thing is for sure they've definitely have laid down the groundwork to really be a

luxury

vehicle provider so far it's been sedans the g70 the g 80 and the g 90 with this GV 80 they want to take it to the next level but they also want to keep
everything that's been fabulous about the brand continued and even raised it to a new bar now the great news is there's three different trims for the GV 80 the top trim being the ultimate trim kind of makes sense ultimate top level another thing that they wanted to do with the

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GV 80 is make it a mobile oasis once we get inside there's a lot of things going on to make your travels to work home play wherever be as enjoyable as possible behind the wheel so let's go ahead
dive into this GV 80 right off the bat you'll notice the styling you look at the new

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g90 sedan some of that styling carries over and it's very Bentley esque front headlight design all LED I love this split level design gives it a great unique look you can see that nice sparkling darker green color all LED with the daytime running lamps we drop down you have functional side air curtains everything is painted down here which is really really beautiful a little bit of chrome trim
just a little bit coming on in and an angle when we come across that large grill now this grill is B a brand identifier of the

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brand love the crisscross pattern you got your forward-facing camera nice chrome surround up to the top and then as we drop down you have that same design but this isn't gloss black all your safety technology is hiding behind this panel here really clean finish even the lower portion nice and clean now when we get up onto the hood I love what they've done
they taken the

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logo which a lot of people have said it's like Aston Martin asked Bentley asked you know what it fits the brand very well and look at how they took the body lines and surrounded that

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badge very very clean all the way back towards the windscreen now as we come around the bend you can see from this angle the way that the front kind of extends out just a little bit and I really like the way the green goes all the way across now as we drop down to this wheel and
tire combo you actually have three different wheel choices this being the ultimate that's the ultimate wheel 22 inch wheel look at the intricate design work going on a lot of nice touches the

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logo massive six piston caliper that's gonna clamp down just like you clamping down like Bigfoot clamping down on your head as he's stepping on you that's the kind of braking power you're gonna get fully ventilated rotors I love the amount of space that we have from the top of
the tire to the inside the fender nice and clean all the way around but that wheel 265 on the with 40 series sidewall 22 inch wheel as we go down the side another signature of the

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brand besides that grill is gonna be your side marker lights with the turns to it very very nicely done clean look like I said you'll see this in the new G 90 sedan as well the great news is having the lighting here we don't have to have it higher on the side mirrors we keep working our way down this
being one of the only real wheel drive platforms very very similar to the Lincoln aviator so this is a competition not only for the BMW x5 also the Audi q7 but also that Lincoln Navigator specially that it's rear-wheel drive you can get all-wheel drive of course as an option we continue down the side very low roof rails I like the silver trim across the top and bottom you can see how easily accessible it is to get in and out of the GV 80 very nice prominent line here even the lower sill if
is the all new 2021 genesis gv80 luxury suv of the year
you notice the way it comes up you have the chrome trim down here that makes a very nice cohesive package overall with the look of the GV 80 we come to the rear as we come to the rear I want to point something out look at how the rear fender almost flares out the way that they bring the body line to the tail probably one of my favorite areas because of the styles so you have a very nice low roof spoiler I am gonna Zonk something down nothing's perfect this windshield wiper should have been
integrated into the actual low roof spoiler and swing down this way but as we drop down I love what they did with the curvature of the rear hatch area you have the

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badge like I said optional all-wheel drive there it is the optional all-wheel drive actually has a limited slip differential that's important for getting that traffic the traction down the actual decorative exhaust tips match the shape of the grill another fine touches you can see your reverse lights really simple rear
lower bumper area the GV 80 badge but what they've done with it headlights and the taillights makes it makes it a signature of the brand let's go ahead see if we could pop the hood and check out what's powering the new GV 80 alright guys we got the hood pop the nice feature is you just pull it you lift the hood up obviously we have hood struts underneath this particular option ultimate trim is going to be a 3.5 liter v6 twin turbocharged engine 375 horsepower if you don't want to
go ultimate route you can go with a 2.5 liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that produces 290 horsepower and that's basically the same setup as the upcoming Sonata endline it's all routed through an 8-speed automatic transmission and like I said real wheel drive but you can have optional all-wheel-drive talked about the engine talked about the exterior let's check out that oasis that awaits us inside the new GV 80 all right guys we're inside the all-new

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Givi ad I'm
telling you right now if I blindfolded you spun you around twice how'd you put the tail on the donkey you would think that you're in an Audi or Mercedes Benz or a BMW to be honest we yeah it even seems a little nicer now I know you're probably at that point Joe how much does this cost MSRP can range anywhere between around fifty thousand dollars up to sixty five thousand this is a sixty five thousand ultimate trim let's see what you get for the money - the door panels door panels
are drop-dead sexy I love the design I love the flow the nice brushed aluminum the leather the ash wood the finishes are premium touch in here you do have a small pocket at the bottom for a bottle of water maybe a couple Kit Kats you want to share with your friends or you could just hog them for yourself now when you go from the door panel to the - beautiful material all the way the cross the stitch work check that bad boy out that's a 14.5 inch infotainment system screen you can see
it's like an iPad style screen can you touch it yes you can it's a little bit of a reach but it is a touchscreen as well apple carplay Android Auto it's got so many pages in here it's like reading the Encyclopedia Britannica even the look at the little the scenery there of the skyline very very nice touch climate controls you can get into all that is so easy to do now as you drop down here's your beautiful start/stop button it looks like a nice piece of aluminum you do have a
little bit of gloss black but you're gonna have your dual climate control obviously heated seats ventilated seats that beautiful ash wood is wonderful let's see what's behind door number one shall we we open this up you have wireless charging two USBs close that bad boy back up nice the finish is great I feel like they just freshly chopped this tree down that's how nice that finishes so you open it up two cupholders look at the little trim around the cupholders close that look at
is the all new 2021 genesis gv80 luxury suv of the year
this now we're talking really cool wheel direct drive system that actually controls what's going on with the screen up here this has an industry-first the navigation is a I artificial and telogen with the navigation there will be more to come with that as we do the drive with Fitzgerald Hyundai

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and Clearwater you just hit that home button it takes you right back we keep dropping down look at this fancy shift knob here this is gonna be controlling that 8-speed automatic it almost
looks like it's crystal very very nice touch you have your drive modes different modes you could do your all wheel drive lock out you could get to your cameras and then the armrest it's on the softer side I like the extension you push the button bombs away felt lining you could put a whole bunch of bananas in here I know some people wanted me to be healthy and the GV 80 we'll talk a little healthier you can put them bananas in here you're not gonna scratch your banana I promise
seats look at that beautiful pleated finish the leather is so soft that they could position you every which way from Sunday nice finishes there are the controls down low really gonna help create that oasis now you do have mood lighting in here there's noise cancellation to make it the perfect environment and for the driver there are seven air cushions that when you're sitting in traffic you're gonna feel like you're sitting on a little cloud or a big huge container of Charmin
toilet paper but why don't you come on over the business end I want to show you behind the wheel of this GV 80 alright guys business and behind the wheel of course you're gonna have memory settings for the driver's seat the

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badge welcomes you every time you come in here's all the controls there's more controls for this seat than there was for the astronauts on the first moon mission that's been documented by

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steering wheel here's a Zonk it's not
attractive it almost reminds me of a steering wheel from my mom's all Buick Estate Wagon I don't like this center portion of the steering wheel but I do like the thumb controls the

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logo is very nice it's a two-tone leather - look at that 12 inch display you got your speedometer your tachometer that you could scroll through different information stay tuned because Rob is gonna be hooking us up at Fitzgerald

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to drive their first GV 80 you have paddles on the back of the
steering wheel to go up and down the 8-speed look at the finishes on the knobs of the stalks it's the quality there they're really showing you that we're brain and bringing it in a big way and a head-up display speaking of heads tons of headroom I love the microfiber suede material feels like a like a kitty cat you could pet that when you're getting bored in traffic over all the space is great let's check out the backseat and see how your passengers are gonna love this GV 80
alright guys come in side this GV 80 so luxurious you get the same great leather back here to welcome your passengers you do have these very tight pockets which if you have your

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nail file or maybe some Twizzlers or something you can stick them in there other than that I don't know what else you could put back there command center rear AC heated seats and ventilated seats I've been in a freaking Cadillac today I didn't even have ventilated rear seats two USBs and a home power
source seating position is great plenty of headroom you got the split panoramic sunroof with that Alcantara microfiber sweet material look at this I have my own mirror and a nice little vanity light I can look at myself if I want to so if you like looking at yourself this back seat is all about you other than that feels good let's go ahead Oh before I forget do these seats recline of course they recline they want this to be an oasis not only for the driver but also for the passengers
let's get and check out that rear hatch area and see what kind of room we have in the GV 80 alright guys we got the cargo area open nice lower area for lifting things in I like this brushed aluminum finish you can see we have the third row seats down no if you're complaining that I did not get in the third row we had to keep this on a little quicker pace because of the line of people wanting to get access but look at where we have the rear AC vents for those passengers you got speakers
back here really really nice controls even these nice containers that that's a twinkie container I know I wasn't gonna talk about Twinkies but we're gonna say bananas but Twinkies fit nice you got your cup holders for that third row we lift this up storage space they know what you want you gotta have places for the snacks the GV 80 is gonna do that for you when you're ready and you're done and you're ready to go home you press the button it's gonna nicely close and
just finish it off really perfectly if it's SUVs though like these these all-new suvs coming out from brands like

Genesis

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