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 genesis 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 Genesis history Genesis the brain has been around. Since 2015 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 Genesis 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 genesis 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 Genesis 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 Genesis 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 Genesis 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 Genesis 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 Genesis 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 Genesis 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 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 genesis 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.