Genesis GV70 reviews: what the critics say
This car is in some ways a ‘curious’ vehicle, but it feels ‘welcomingly unlike anything else in its class’
If you want a premium SUV, but you don’t want the BMW X3, Audi Q5 or the Land Rover Discovery Sport everyone else is driving, the Genesis GV70 may be for you, said The Daily Telegraph. It “looks sleek”, is “rather good fun” to drive, and has a bunch of equipment you’d normally have to pay extra for. And while it “lacks polish” and might not quite measure up to some of its direct competitors, it is “extremely good value”. Prices start from £39,450.
There are places where you can see Genesis has “really paid attention”, Car Magazine said. The seat and steering wheel move into your position when you get in, there are augmented-reality graphics in the navigation system and a 3D effect to the digital instruments. But there are a couple of “eyebrow-raising quirks”, including the infotainment dial, which is located perilously close to the drive selector.
At launch, the GV70 is available with a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol or a 2.2-litre diesel, both with four cylinders, Autocar said. The latter will officially return up to 40mpg while emitting 189g/km of CO2. At 2,010kg, this is not a light car, which makes its sub-8.0sec 0-62mph time impressive. The GV70 is in some ways a “curious” vehicle, but it feels “welcomingly unlike anything else in its class”.