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2021 Genesis GV70 detailed! Sporty styling and hi-tech cabin for new Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and Audi Q5 rival

The GV70 is Genesis’ fifth model, joining the G70, G80, G90 and GV80.

Genesis has revealed its fifth model, the GV70 mid-size SUV, which is due in Australian showrooms in the first half of next year.

Set to rival the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3 and Audi Q5, the GV70 has striking exterior styling that isn’t too dissimilar to that of its big brother, the GV80 large SUV, although its sloping roofline is more in keeping with the ‘coupe’ craze.

Inside, the GV70 has a simple cockpit design that keeps physical buttons to a minimum and is crowned by a ‘floating’ touchscreen that is very wide, likely measuring the same 14.5 inches in diameter as that of the GV80.

Beyond the regular GV70 is a Sport version that stands out from the crowd with its sporty body kit, larger alloy wheels (21 inches), sports steering wheel and carbon-fibre interior trim.

Furthermore, Genesis has confirmed the GV70 is based on a rear-wheel-drive platform, although it’s also available with all-wheel drive. What isn’t known yet, though, is what will be under its bonnet.

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Given the GV70’s relationship with the G70 mid-size sedan, it stands to reason it will be offered with 2.0-litre single-turbo four-cylinder and 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engines.

That said, the GV70 could instead follow the GV80’s lead and be available with newer 2.5-litre single-turbo four-cylinder and 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 units, and maybe even a 3.0-litre single-turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine.

Of course, time will tell the direction the GV70 moves in, but expect to find out soon. For reference, local pricing and full specification details will be released closer to its launch.

For reference, the GV70 is Genesis’ fifth model, joining the G70, G80 large sedan, G90 upper-large sedan and GV80. In fact, the new G80 and GV80 are about to go on sale in Australia.