South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. announced Wednesday that it will launch the upgraded GV80 SUV and the Genesis brand’s first coupe model in the domestic market next month. The GV80 SUV was first released in January 2020 and has since sold over 170,000 units worldwide.
The GV80 and GV80 Coupe models are both equipped with a 2.5 turbocharged gasoline engine or a 3.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, respectively. At the unveiling event, Genesis Chief Brand Officer Graeme Russell expressed the company’s success in launching a complete lineup of sedans and SUVs in only eight years and establishing a presence in 17 markets.
The GV80 Coupe Concept, inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept, was first showcased at the Genesis House New York in April. It is a four-passenger SUV that combines the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car. Hyundai plans to begin the sale of the two models on October 11, with prices and other details to be revealed later.
By 2030, Hyundai aims to complete the Genesis lineup with eight hydrogen and battery models with a goal to sell 400,000 units a year in global markets. The Genesis lineup currently includes the GV80 and GV70 SUVs, as well as the G90, G80, electrified G80 and G70 sedans.