New Genesis G70, G80, GV70 and GV80 coming to UK: initial prices revealed

John Tallodi and James Allen
May 18, 2021

Hyundai’s luxury offshoot Genesis brand is arriving in the UK in June 2021 with a comprehensive offering of models including saloons, SUVs and future electric cars. Read on for what you need to know so far.

  • New Genesis cars confirmed for the UK
  • G80 saloon and GV80 SUV on sale in June 2021
  • Petrol and diesel engines will be offered
  • G80 Saloon to start from £37,460
  • GV80 SUV pricing begins at £56,715
  • Smaller G70 and GV70 models due later
  • Three electric models promised before 2023
  • Pricing to include five-year Care Plan

The sheer amount of choice that is currently available in the premium car and SUV segments is just about to grow a little more thanks to the imminent arrival of the South Korean Genesis brand – a premium offshoot from Hyundai and Kia.

The first Genesis models are expected to arrive in June 2021 and will include a range of saloons and SUVs. There should be seven models on sale by 2022, including a selection of EVs, too.

New Genesis G80 saloon price and specs

One of the first new cars Genesis will sell in the UK is the Genesis G80 large executive saloon. This’ll be the Korean company’s alternative to the likes of the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series.

There will be two engines on offer, namely a 207hp 2.2-litre diesel and a 300hp 2.5-litre petrol, both will be equipped with eight-speed automatic transmissions and rear-wheel-drive, with all-wheel-drive optional on the petrol variants.

The Genesis G80 will cost from £37,460 for the Premium Line 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel, rising to £47,950 for the 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol with AWD in Luxury Line trim.

These figures undercut similarly equipped German alternatives by a few thousand pounds, and are inclusive of Genesis’ Five-Year Care Plan. This includes a warranty, servicing roadside assistance, a courtesy car and over-the-air software updates.

New Genesis GV80 SUV price and specs

The new G80 saloon will also be joined by the large GV80 SUV. This model will be going up against the likes of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE and it will be offered in five and seven-seat configurations in either Premium Line or Luxury Line trim.

A 300hp 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine (as used in the G80) will be joined by a 274hp 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel. Both will come with AWD and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Pricing will kick off at £56,715 for the Premium Line 2.5-litre petrol in five-seat configuration. Opting for the diesel powerplant will cost just £100 more while adding two more seats will be £500. The plusher Luxury Line trim adds £5,600 to these prices.

This undercuts the equivalent BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE by close on £3,000 and also includes Genesis’ Five-Year Care Plan. Genesis also offers home pick-up and delivery at every step of the process, so you needn’t step foot in a dealership if you prefer.

New Genesis G70 saloon price and specs

Genesis’ new cars won’t just be large upmarket saloons and SUVs – it’s also planning to sell a smaller BMW 3 Series-sized G70 saloon.

There’s no official release date for the G70 yet – though Genesis claims it will arrive ‘shortly after’ the larger G80 and GV80, so it’s possible order books will open before the end of 2021. Using alternatives such as the BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE and Lexus ES as a reference, the Genesis G70 will likely have a base price around the low £30,000 mark.

New Genesis GV70 SUV price and specs

With family-sized SUVs being incredibly popular, there’s a good chance the Genesis GV70 will be the Korean car maker’s strongest seller in the UK. With its imposing front grille and horizontal front and rear light motifs, there’s also no mistaking the GV70 for the likes of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Volvo XC60 or BMW X3.

Like the G70, the GV70 doesn’t have a pencilled-in release date just yet, though it’s likely the first customer cars will start roaming UK roads before 2022.

New Genesis electric cars

By the end of 2022, three fully electric Genesis cars will be available to buy. Of that trio, the only one that’s been explicitly confirmed for the UK is the Electrified G80, which will be available to order towards the end of 2021.

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Genesis hasn’t revealed much yet about what the other two will be, though because they’re set to share components with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, there’s a good chance at least one will be a crossover-style car with around 300 miles of range.

At some point in 2022, another all-electric Genesis model will arrive in showrooms. This one won’t be a from-the-ground-up electric car: instead, it will be a conventionally-powered Genesis that’s been converted into an all-electric one. Though not confirmed, it’s possible this car will be an electric GV80 SUV, using parts borrowed from the Electrified G80 saloon.

Can’t wait for these new cars to go on sale? Compare the latest SUV offers or check out the best saloon cars on sale. If you’re after a new EV, check out carwow’s pick of the top 10 electric cars on sale now. 

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