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.
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.