Coupe option for Genesis GV80 SUV

Genesis has unveiled an upgraded GV80 as well as adding a coupe variant to the SUV range.

You may well ask how a tall, boxy five-door SUV can merge with a low-slung two-door coupe?

It certainly takes a bit of imagination. Think of it as an SUV hatchback cross and it makes more sense.

But, what’s in a name?

Genesis says the SUV/Coupe concept combines the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car.

Of perhaps greater interest, the Coupe represents a preview of bigger things to come – more emotional, performance-oriented models.

The flagship model in the Genesis range, GV80 has been on sale here since 2021.

The refreshed 2025 model comes with a newly designed Double Mesh G-Matrix Crest Grille flanked by signature Two-Line headlights.

In addition to the coupe-inspired roofline changes from the GV80 Coupe gets bespoke interior styling elements, including real carbon-fibre trim, a flat-bottom steering wheel, contrast stitching and seatbelts plus aluminium pedals.

The Coupe also gets bespoke exterior styling featuring exclusive 22-inch alloy wheels, front bumper, dual exhaust tips and rear spoiler, and an additional Sport+ drive mode and Flex Brake mode selection.

The MY2025 GV80 SUV is available with either a seven-seat cabin or an optional six-seat layout, which gives second-row occupants individual captain’s chairs.

GV80 Coupe only comes as a five-seater.

It also comes with a range of new technologies, including an array of safety and convenience features, and refreshed styling that continues to embody the Genesis Athletic Elegance design philosophy.

Previous 2.5-litre turbo-petrol and 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engines have been dropped and all GV80 variants now come with the most popular 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine.

It produces 279kW of power and 530Nm of torque, uses 11.7L/100km on the combined cycle, and sprints from rest to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds (5.7 seconds for GV80 Coupe).

A Luxury Pack that was previously an option but with an uptake of 95 percent is now standard.

An expanded selection of customisation and personalisation options for 2025 GV80 brings further choice for customers, the majority of whom build-to-order.

These include 11 exterior colours, 11 interior colours and five trim garnishes.

Two options for both the SUV and Coupe are matte paint and rear seat entertainment.

Interior upgrades include a new centre console design with UV-C Sterilisation console storage, heated console armrest, three-spoke steering wheel, 27-inch OLED integrated display, 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, fingerprint recognition, digital centre mirror, Genesis Connected Car Services, and Over The Air (OTA) update capability.

In line with the Genesis brand’s commitment to safety, 2025 GV80 features a suite of 10 airbags, including a front-centre side airbag.

New active safety features include Highway Driving Assist 2, ICC (In Cabin Camera), Upgraded Forward Collision Avoidance Assist 2,Upgraded Lane Following Assist 2 with hands on detection (LFA 2) and Upgraded Remote Smart Parking Assist 2.

Genesis GV80 comes with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty for private use.

Roadside assistance covers the same period, extended to 10 years if serviced by a Genesis dealership.

Prices start from $130,000, while the five-seat Coupe will set you back $136,000 plus on-roads.


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