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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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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