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2025 Genesis GV80 SUV and GV80 Coupe Get Their US Visas

Previewed earlier this year in New York City by the GV80 Coupe concept, the 2025 model year GV80 for the North American market has recently made its debut. With the mid-cycle refresh, the GV80 also gains a coupe-styled sibling that will definitely split opinion. At the end of the day, every SUV with a coupe-like roofline makes certain people cringe.
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Regardless of which side of the divide you find yourself, there's no denying that exterior styling helps the GV80 Coupe stand out in the crowd. The centrally descending rear spoiler and GV80 Coupe-specific wheels are joined by Genesis trademarks such as quad LED headlamps and the Crest Grille.

The radiator grille boasts smoother corner lines than before, whereas the headlamps sport MLA technology. That's Micro Lens Array in Genesis vernacular, a technology that's also found in the likes of the BMW 7 Series, Lucid Air, and the Genesis G90.

Stepping inside reveals slightly redesigned pedals (metal accents on the throttle and brake), a two-tone steering wheel (available as an optional extra), and carbon garnishing here and there (optional as well). The GV80 Coupe further sweetens the deal with exclusive patterns and stitching for the seats. Coming standard with a digital instrument cluster housed together with the infotainment system's touchscreen, the new GV80 prides itself with authentic materials.

What's more, Genesis also redesigned the wireless charging tray based on customer feedback. Improvements further include a larger cup holder and – get this – a knob-like adjustment button for volume and tune. Rather than gifting the GV80 the V8 it deserves (think BMW X5 M60i and X6 M60i), the South Korean crossover is a bit more plebeian due to a 2.5-liter turbo I4 and a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.

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Genesis Motor North America confirmed the 2.5er and 3.5er for the GV80 SUV, whereas the GV80 Coupe will sport a yet-undisclosed base powerplant and a high-output version of the six-cylinder lump. What is the difference between the regular 3.5 and the punchier one? In short, the electric supercharger.

The 48-volt electrical architecture supports the blower in question, which joins a couple of turbos. Operated by an electric motor, the supercharger compresses intake air to improve responsiveness and performance at low and mid engine speeds.

Over in South Korea, the e-S/C version of the 3.5er is rated at 415 metric ponies and 56.0 kilogram force meters. In other words, 409 horsepower and 406 pound-feet (550 Nm) of torque. If those figures seem familiar, that's because Genesis offers this very powertrain in the carmaker's largest sedan as well.

Further details, including the base powerplant of the GV80 Coupe, will be announced in 2024. Pricing is a mystery at the present moment as well, although we all know that the 2025 model will cost more than the outgoing 2024 model. For future reference, the 2024 Genesis GV80 SUV currently stickers at $57,450.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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