Everything you need to know about the Genesis GV70


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In the meantime, here is everything you need to know about the stunning Genesis GV70 range…

Is the Genesis GV70 a Hyundai?

Yes and no. Genesis is its own brand, with its own dealership showrooms and service departments, but Genesis is owned by Hyundai (like Lexus and Toyota), and owners can use the broader Hyundai dealer and service network for support if needed.

What was the first year for the Genesis GV70?

The Genesis GV70 was launched in Australia in 2021.

How much does the Genesis GV70 cost in Australia?

Pricing starts from $66,400 (before on-road costs) for the Genesis GV70 2.5T with rear-wheel-drive and steps up $2386 to $68,786 for the AWD version. The GV70 2.2D all-wheel-drive diesel is listed at $71,676 (before on-roads) with the range-topping Genesis GV70 3.5T coming in from $83,276.

Is the Genesis GV70 a seven-seater?

No. All GV70 variants have five seats. The larger Genesis GV80 has seven seats.

How many airbags does the Genesis GV70 have?

There are 8 airbags in the Genesis GV70.

What engines are available in the Genesis GV70 range?

There are three engines available in the Australian GV70 lineup. Buyers can choose from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (with either rear or all-wheel drive) that offers 224kW and 422Nm, a 2.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel with 154kW and 440Nm, or a high-performance 3.5-litre twin-turbo petro V6 with 279kW and 530Nm available.

Is the Genesis GV70 fast?

The range-topping GV70 3.5T can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.1 seconds.

Is the Genesis GV70 fuel efficient?

It depends… The 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 is pretty thirsty, with a claimed combined-cycle consumption of 11.3L/100km, whereas the 2.2-litre turbo diesel is much more efficient at 7.8L/100km on a combined cycle.

How big is the screen in the Genesis GV70?

The widescreen infotainment screen is a 14.5-inch touch screen.

Does the Genesis GV70 have Apple CarPlay?

Yes. The GV70 supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

How many Genesis GV70 have been sold this year?

To the end of May 2022, 180 Genesis GV70 have been sold.

What is the Genesis GV70 comparable to?

The Genesis GV70 competes with the Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3, Lexus NX and other mid-size premium SUVs.

Is the Genesis GV70 smaller than the Genesis GV80?

Yes. See the data below.

Genesis GV70 Genesis GV80 Difference
Length 4715mm 4945mm 230mm
Width 1910mm 1975mm 65mm
Height 1630mm 1715mm 85mm
Wheelbase 2875mm 2955mm 80mm
Weight (3.5T variant) 2038kg 2248mm 210kg

Is the Genesis GV70 a hybrid?

No, A full-electric version, the Genesis Electrified GV70 EV is set to launch soon. Read our preview review here.

What petrol does the Genesis GV70 need?

The GV70 2.5T and 3.5T petrol models require a minimum of 95RON unleaded petrol.

Does the Genesis GV70 have a spare tyre?

The petrol models feature a space saver spare wheel, where the GV70 2.2D has a mobility kit (inflator).

Can you tow with a Genesis GV70?

Yes. All Genesis GV70 variants have a braked tow rating of 2200kg and a ball weight 159kg

Where is the Genesis GV70 made?

The Genesis GV70 is built in the Ulsan Factory in South Korea


James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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