Genesis has quietly unveiled the new GV80 Prestige Signature in the United States. It is a truly spectacular car, with details and interesting technological advances that place it among the best in the segment in the current market.
The price and part of its aesthetics
Sitting at the top of the range, the first thing we have to take into consideration is that the limited edition costs $77,200 and features a matte exterior in Melbourne Grey or Matterhorn White. The crossover has also been fitted with matte chrome trim and 22-inch wheels with dark finish. Other highlights include LED lighting units, electrically closed doors, and a hands-free electric tailgate. They are joined by a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers and a dual exhaust system.
More comfort inside the car
While the matte paint job is likely to attract attention, the most important changes are in the cabin or inside the cabin, as the GV80 Prestige Signature features a four-seat interior that pampers second-row passengers with luxury. In particular, there are captain-type seats in the second row with six-way electric adjustment, as well as heating and ventilation.
The seats are separated by a center console, which features a cordless smartphone charger, cup holders, and a variety of controls. Rear passengers will also find a one-touch “relaxation mode,” a 110v outlet, courtesy mirrors, and power parasols for the side windows.
Technology is present
The GV80 Prestige Signature comes nicely equipped with Nappa leather, a microfiber suede roof covering and matte wood trim. Buyers will also find a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster, a 14.5-inch infotainment system, a head-up display and a 21-speaker Lexicon premium audio system. Other amenities include a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, a three-zone climate control system and adjustable ambient lighting.
Security cannot be missed
A variety of driver assistance systems come standard, including intelligent cruise control with Stop & Go, highway driving assistance, forward collision avoidance assist, and blind spot collision avoidance assist. They are joined by Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist. There are even more assistants, including Intelligent Speed Limit Assistant, Remote Smart Parking Assistant, and Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance Assistant. Rounding out the highlights are a blind spot view monitor, a surround view monitor, rear occupant alert, and digital key technology.
Reviewing the mechanics
Power comes from a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 375 horsepower (280 kW/380 PS) and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. It’s also worth noting that the model has an electronically controlled suspension with on-road preview technology. A forward-facing camera detects upcoming road imperfections so the suspension can adjust its damping force for a more comfortable ride.
Genesis Motor North America public relations manager Jarred Pellat said the GV80 Prestige Signature is a special edition and is just beginning to arrive in the United States. Additional information will be released in the future, but the company noted that there is “extremely limited availability.”