Well, like a sports car… although the word “coupe” is present in the name! After all, the new car of the premium Korean brand Genesis is nothing more than a coupe-like version of the large crossover Genesis GV80, which has just undergone an update. Everything is as usual: a new bumper, new wheels and body colors, a large display in the cabin. And the main news was the debut of the Genesis GV80 Coupe, which was once transparently hinted at by a concept car.
Despite the prefix “coupe” to its name, the Genesis GV80 Coupe is even slightly larger than its original source: it has a total body length of 4.965 meters (i.e., +25 mm to the length of the Genesis GV80) and a wheelbase of 2.955 meters (which is the same). The design details are also different: the Genesis GV80 Coupe has its own front bumper with four additional holes, a sloping roof and a modified trunk lid, and original wheels are installed.
According to its appearance, the Genesis GV80 Coupe has quite powerful gasoline engines. At a minimum, you can count on a 2.5-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 304 hp, and if this is not enough, there is a 3.5-liter V6 with 380 “horses”. Although similar engines are available for the traditional Genesis GV80 crossover.
However, here is the real highlight of the Genesis GV80 Coupe – a more powerful version of the 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces 415 “horses” and 549 Nm of torque! In addition, the maximum version also has a mandatory all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic with modified shift logic, and the most extreme SPORT+ settings have been added to the list of driving modes.
The interior is also, let’s say, “themed”: dark leather and carbon fiber decor, the latest 27-inch OLED display, and metal pedal pads. By the way, while the traditional Genesis GV80 crossover can offer a 7-seat interior, the Genesis GV80 Coupe is exclusively 5-seater due to the shape of the roof.
The sales of the updated Genesis GV80 and the new Genesis GV80 Coupe will start soon, in October-November this year. What do you think – would such a coupe-like crossover succeed in Ukraine in the competition with the Germans for the wallets of buyers?