Genesis GV70 2.2D [201] Premium 5dr Auto AWD Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

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Genesis GV70 front cornering
  • Genesis GV70 front cornering
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  • Darren Moss test driving Genesis GV70
  • Genesis GV70 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 infotainment touchscreen
  • Genesis GV70 right driving
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  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
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  • Genesis GV70 front badge
  • Genesis GV70 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 interior front seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior back seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 front cornering
  • Genesis GV70 rear cornering
  • Darren Moss test driving Genesis GV70
  • Genesis GV70 boot open
  • Genesis GV70 infotainment touchscreen
  • Genesis GV70 right driving
  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
  • Genesis GV70 front left driving
  • Genesis GV70 rear right driving
  • Genesis GV70 front badge
  • Genesis GV70 interior dashboard
  • Genesis GV70 interior front seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior back seats
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
  • Genesis GV70 interior detail
RRP£42,455
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Genesis GV70 has a lot going for it, with competitive pricing, a long warranty, lots of equipment and one of the most luxurious interiors in the family SUV class. It's not as rounded as the Audi Q5, but it's still a convincing left-field choice. We recommend the smooth but punchy 2.5-litre petrol engine with Sport trim.

Entry-level Premium is surprisingly good value for money as it gets dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a leather interior and 19in alloy wheels as standard.

The 201bhp diesel is impressively quick, with a 0-62mph time of 7.6secs (just a touch behind a Q5 40 TDI). There’s also plenty of low-end shove and a decent spread of power across the rev range. However, the diesel emits a coarse rumble during acceleration, and unlike in the Q5 40 TDI, that rumble is always there at a cruise, which can get a little tiring after a while.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

542

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

191

g/km