Genesis GV80 3.0D AWD SUV Luxury Pack 2022 Motoring Minute Review

We drive the Genesis GV80 on a road test review

Genesis GV80 – Large SUVs have become very popular however two years ago Genesis wasn’t a name that buyers thought of usually, but in a short space of time the Genesis GV80 has carved itself a niche following

2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D AWD (LuxuryPack) frontThe GV80 is amongst the most stylish of large SUVs, appearing smaller than it actually is. It looks good from any angle with its coupe styling, long bonnet and large grill.

Genesis GV80 Luxury pack interior

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Step inside and the occupants want for almost nothing. It’s packed with comfort, luxury and safety features.

The heated and cooled front seats are unbelievably comfortable with the diamond stitched quilted leather. There is a huge middle screen for all the infotainment and connectivity controls, as well as a large display and HUD for the driver.

Genesis GV80 Luxury pack interior rear seats

The six seat version means that the middle row is only two seats and that’s ok as most times there are two people there. Its got extra seats that are not bad for shorter trips as well as a large sized boot area.

The 3.0L diesel engine is quiet, smooth, economical and powerful enough.

Priced from a bit over $118,500 it’s a little expensive but you get a lot for your money and great value compared to a similar European SUV.

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Genesis GV80 Luxury pack interior boot

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Luxury and comfort
  • Relaxed cruising
  • Easy to live with

Genesis GV80 controls

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Genesis GV80 3.0l Diesel engine

Model   

Genesis GV80 3.0D AWD

Model Price $105,000 MLP* PAT $118,500 *MLP
Engine 3.0L 6 Cyl TD
Drivetrain AWD 8 Speed Sports Auto
Power 204 kW @ 3,800 rpm
Torque 588 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000 rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP
CO2 Emissions 232 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 8.8 L/100km / 80L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 6.8 secs / 230kmh
Servicing Free for 15yr/75000km
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Genesis GV80 central screen

Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 8
Design / Style 9
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 9

2022 Genesis GV80 3.0D Luxury Pack night time

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4945mm
Wheelbase 2955mm
Width / Height / Turning Circle 1975mm / 1715mm / 11.98mts KTK
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 205mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles N/A
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM 2267kg / 658kg / 3005kg / 5727KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating2722kg / 182kg

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  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Practicality - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fit for Purpose - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Design / Style - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Technology / connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.5/10

Summary

Genesis wasn’t a name that buyers thought of usually, but in a short space of time the Genesis GV80 has carved itself a niche following
Genesis GV80 Priced from a bit over $118,500 (with Luxury Pack) it’s a little expensive but you get a lot for your money and great value compared to a similar European SUV.

About Brianna Fraser 37 Articles
Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.