Genesis has detailed a 2024 model year update for its flagship GV80 SUV, which has seen the entry price increase beyond $100,000.
All Genesis GV80 variants with the 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine have now been axed locally. A Genesis Australia spokesperson confirmed rear- and all-wheel drive variants with this engine accounted for 25 per cent of GV80 sales.
The BMW X5– and Audi Q7-rivalling SUV is still available with a choice of 3.5-litre V6 turbo-petrol and 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel engines. The latter was recently reported to be getting the axe globally.
The remaining Genesis GV80 line-up has also received a $2030 price rise, which Genesis Australia cites is due to “increased manufacturing and transport costs”.
The 2024 Genesis GV80 range now starts at $105,700 before on-roads with the 3.0-litre inline-six turbo-diesel engine, and $110,200 before on-roads with the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine.
Any GV80 order placed from September 1 onwards will be at this new price. All existing customer orders are secured at pre-update pricing, even if delivery is after September 1.
Beyond this, Genesis Australia has confirmed there haven’t been any specification changes for the GV80.
The $10,500 Luxury Package, which is available on all models adds:
- Reverse parking collision avoidance
- Smart Parking Assist
- Remote Smart Parking Assist
- Nappa quilted leather upholstery
- Suede headliner
- LED matrix headlights
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Active noise control
- Remote parking assist
- Tri-zone climate control
- Soft-close doors
- 18-way power front seats with massaging
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated and ventilated second-row seats
- Power-adjustable second-row seats
- Power-adjustable third-row seats (AWD models only)
The $13,500 6-seat Luxury Package includes all of the above, plus:
- Second-row bucket seats
- Dual 9.2-inch second-row touchscreens
- Dual 3.5mm headphone jacks and USB video/audio input
- Rear wireless phone charger
- Fixed second-row console with controls and storage
Matte paint is also a $2000 option and is only available in combination with the Luxury Package.
Until the end of July, Genesis has sold a total of 208 GV80s. It has been outsold by the Audi Q7 (1043 sales), BMW X5 (2105 sales), Land Rover Defender (1956 sales), Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon (1726 sales), and Volvo XC90 (793 sales).
The GV80 range is set to expand soon with a coupe SUV variant, previewed by the GV80 Coupe Concept. Overseas reports also indicate that, along with the demise of the diesel, the GV80 range will gain a new flagship mild-hybrid twin-turbo petrol V6.
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