First Drive Experience of the All New 2022 Genesis GV70

The year 2022 has brought real good news for the Genesis fans. There is a new product in its luxury crossover lineup. You guessed it right! It is the GV70 that has got its 2022 model year edition released with loads of delightful features. The 2022 Genesis GV70 is a luxury crossover SUV that got introduced just this season.

The GV70 as the name suggests follows the 2021 GV80 model which is the flagship SUV model of Genesis. So, the 2022 Genesis GV70 has an impressive lineup of luxury vehicles that are sincerely value-oriented. They carry almost every component that is typical of Hyundai’s luxury brand. The 2022 Genesis GV70 as a crossover SUV model allows you to configure it with all-wheel drive and thus can be compared by other models of its crew like the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, 2021 Audi Q5, and 2021 BMW X3 but it is for sure that the 2022 GV70 can be tagged as better equipped, commented a senior auto critic associated with the Anaheim Genesis dealer.

Sharing Features with the G70 Sedans

Being the fifth model in the current year lineup of Genesis products, the 2022 GV70 has employed many of the G70 compact sedan specifications with the same rear-wheel drive platform. It has a longer wheelbase than its sedan counterpart and naturally a bigger interior space, enabling better headroom for all.

Road Handling Mechanisms

The 2022 Genesis GV70 models engage a 300-hp making 2.5-liter turbo-4 engine that also makes 311 lb-ft of torque. It is the base and standard powertrain offered for the 2022 model year edition, which is also its launch edition. But simultaneously, Genesis has also kept an available 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that shoots out 375-hp and 391 lb-ft of torque which is the same as that of the GV80 SUV lineup. However, the 2022 Genesis GV70 models are given an 8-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive as standard.

Standard and Available Feature Options

There is a lot of scope to tailor make your 2022 Genesis GV70 model, though the trim lineup itself provides interesting variants of feature packaging. If you start exploring the 2.5T trim, it will come in Standard, Select, Advanced, and Sport Prestige flavors, where you will get Synthetic leather cushions all across the models. You will get to enjoy power front seats with heating facility, the comfort of dual-zone climate control, while the driver will have a well-cushioned leather-wrapped steering wheel. For better connectivity, Genesis has installed in its new 2022 GV70 a wireless smartphone charging pad, four USB ports, and a 14.5-inch touchscreen display with navigation. Subscription to satellite radio and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also there to provide smartphone functionalities, reported the Genesis dealer near Anaheim.

On the safety corner, the 2022 Genesis GV70 will secure your journeys with features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitors, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and parking sensors and even more. As you keep climbing the higher trim levels, the count of features will increase to justify the price hike.

Wayne Blanchard
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