It works quite well in the USA: in 2021 Genesis sold almost 50,000 cars there and was able to triple its market share. There is still a long way to go in Germany: In 2021, the Federal Motor Transport Authority will not yet identify the brand individually with its five and soon eight models.
GV80 with specially developed straight six-cylinder diesel
It has a specially developed in-line six-cylinder diesel with three liters displacement under the hood – which not only sounds amazingly similar to the BMW in-line six in the X5 30d, but also like this is coupled with an eight-speed automatic converter and a rear-wheel drive-based semi-permanent four-wheel drive.
Power at 1/min
Torque at 1/min
all wheel drive
Towing capacity (plus support l.)
permissible drawbar load
High hitch ball loaded
Clearance above the center of the hitch ball
100 km/h approval
max. trailer load with driving license category B
60-100 km/h (kickdown)
80-120 km/h (kickdown)
Standard fuel consumption/CO2 emissions (WLTP)
Test consumption Ø
MEASUREMENTS WITH TRAILER 2.0t
60-80 km/h (kickdown)
Test consumption Ø
theoretical climbing ability with 2.0 t trailer load
theoretical climbing ability max. trailer load
6-cylinder, in-line, turbo diesel, lengthways in front
204 kW (278 hp) at 3800
Eight-speed automatic converter
semi-permanent via multi-plate clutch for front axle
Independent suspension, coil springs vuh
Discs, internally ventilated
Self-supporting station wagon body, 4 doors, one-piece tailgate (electric)
2706kg; Caravan 2255 kg
750kg; with additional training B96: 1310 kg
8.5 l diesel/100 km/ 220 g/km
On the highway at a trailer speed of 85, however, she rarely grants him eighth gear, where the engine rumbles at a leisurely 1250 tours. The consumption is still reasonable, if not record-breakingly low: 15.14 liters/100 km in the grueling mountainous first part of our consumption lap, 13.74 liters/100 km in the second with a lot of constant driving.
Trailer ESP is wide awake
The fact that a large SUV is predestined to tow a trailer seems to have been incorporated relatively late in the development process. In this vehicle class, one expects a nicely integrated, fold-out trailer hitch. The Genesis, on the other hand, only has one detachable; and their tear-off cable eyelet and socket are hidden under the car and are very difficult to access.
The fact that there is no trailer detection and therefore the reversing beeper has to be deactivated again every time you back up with a trailer seems unfinished.