Genesis' lineup is finally getting a crossover this year with the GV80. The base model has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive. Higher trims have a turbo V-6 and all-wheel drive. The midsize crossover will be available with an optional third row. Tech features include an electronically controlled suspension with road preview from a front-mounted camera and active road-noise cancellation. Here's a roundup of snippets of GV80 reviews from the automotive media.
"We started off in the 3.5T in full-boat Prestige trim. All 3.5T trims come with adaptive dampers that can adjust their firmness based on information from a forward-looking camera. On the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District and the patches of broken pavement on the West Side Highway, the GV80 displayed good bump isolation, slightly better than the standard-suspension version we would drive later. Both variants seem firmly sprung, with tight control of body motions, although the 3.5T is still able to deliver a plush ride — the standard-sprung version, slightly less so. The vehicles' structure felt solid, devoid of creaks and squeaks even in these early production examples.
"The GV80's precise steering engendered confidence, most notably on the narrow lanes of the winding Saw Mill River Parkway, where the metal guardrail is only inches from the edge lines. The steering is pleasantly weighted, neither over-boosted nor unnecessarily heavy, though it lacks a strong sense of on-center. Overall, this is a highly agreeable chassis setup, and one without a dizzying array of configurability. The various drive modes don't have a huge impact on the proceedings beyond the Sport mode's aggressive throttle tip-in and its preference for lower gear ratios."
— Joe Lorio, Autoblog