How much does the Genesis GV70 cost?
Buyers have the choice of three engines with the Genesis GV70.
The entrée is the 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine at $66,400, plus on-road costs.
At that point you are buying a rear-wheel-drive model; the all-wheel-drive version adds another $2,400.
By way of comparison, the Audi Q5 starts from $68,350, an entry level BMW X3 costs $76,600 and the base Lexus NX350h is $65,600 plus on-road costs.
Those who regularly travel long kilometres should consider the Genesis GV70 AWD 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel with a starting price of $71,094.
Topping the line-up is the 3.5-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine, again in AWD. It tees off at $82,467.
Prospective owners of the 2.5-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel versions can choose to drop another $4,500 to buy a “Sports Line” pack that emulates the default look of the 3.5-litre variants.
The kit includes dark chrome highlights around the radiator grille, window frames and door handles, along with a revised front bumper, premium 19-inch wheels, leather and suede upholstery, alloy pedals, a sports steering wheel and upgraded brakes. Petrol versions also pick up a Sport+ drive mode.
The “Luxury” pack pushes the Genesis into European mid-sized SUV price territory, but for many, the added equipment may justify the investment.
This option adds full leather upholstery with heated outboard rear seats and a massage function for the driver and front passenger, a 16-speaker Harman sound system, three-zone climate control with controls for the rear occupants, head-up display, rear privacy glass, 21-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking collision avoidance and remote parking where the driver can exit the vehicle and use the key fob to park it.
That will cost $11,000 on the lesser engines and $6,600 on the 3.5-litre version.
Finally, owners of the 2.5-litre and 2.2-litre variants can combine both option packs at a cost of $13,000.
Matte paint adds $2,000 across the range.
Servicing intervals for the Genesis GV70 are 12 months/15,000km and the first five visits to the dealership are free.
Is the Genesis GV70 safe?
ANCAP has given the Genesis GV70 a five-star rating, based on EuroNCAP testing in 2021.
That rating only applies to the 2.5-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel versions.
Adult occupant protection was judged to be 89 per cent, as was child occupant protection.
Vulnerable road user safety was rated at 64 per cent and safety assist systems earned an 84 per cent score.