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Why Lease The GV70?

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Genesis GV70 Review 2023

The Genesis GV70 is the latest addition to the luxury SUV lineup by Genesis, and it combines an elegant design, advanced technology, and exhilarating performance, the GV70 aims to redefine the segment.

Rivals to the Genesis GV70 include the BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5.

Our Genesis GV70 review covers:

Genesis GV70 Key Features

  • Striking exterior design with its athletic stance, sleek lines, and aggressive front grille
  • Luxurious and meticulously crafted cabin with premium materials used throughout 
  • 542-litre boot, expanding to 1,610litres with rear seats down
  • Range of powerful engine options
  • Three trim levels are available: Premium, Sport and Luxury

Genesis GV70 Pros and Cons:


  • Striking Design
  • Luxurious Interior
  • Advanced Technology


  • Rear Visibility
  • Firm Ride Quality
  • Limited Cargo Space

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

With its sleek and athletic profile, the GV70 stands out in the luxury SUV segment. The exterior features a bold front grille, stylish LED headlights, and a sculpted body with flowing lines that exude elegance and confidence. The attention to detail is evident throughout, with chrome accents and distinctive design elements that give the GV70 a unique and premium appearance. Overall, the GV70's design successfully combines sportiness and sophistication, making it a head-turner on the road.

Genesis GV70 Exterior

In terms of practicality, the Genesis GV70 offers a well-thought-out design that caters to the needs of daily life. It provides ample space for both passengers and cargo, ensuring a comfortable and convenient driving experience. The SUV comfortably accommodates five passengers, with generous legroom and headroom in both the front and rear seats. The driver-centric cockpit design places controls within easy reach, enhancing the overall usability and functionality of the vehicle.

The boot space of the Genesis GV70 is decent but not class-leading. It offers approximately 542 litres of cargo capacity with the rear seats in their upright position. This provides ample room for everyday items such as groceries, luggage, or sports equipment. However, if you need additional space, the rear seats can be folded down in a 40/20/40 split, expanding the cargo area to 1,610 litres to accommodate larger items. While the boot space may not be the largest in its class, it still offers practicality for most day-to-day needs.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Genesis GV70 is a testament to luxury and craftsmanship. Step inside, and you'll be greeted by a refined and upscale cabin that caters to both driver and passengers. High-quality materials, precise stitching, and attention to detail create an atmosphere of sophistication and comfort.

The seats are well-contoured, providing excellent support and comfort for extended journeys. The use of premium leather upholstery adds to the luxurious feel. Both front and rear passengers enjoy ample legroom and headroom, ensuring a spacious and comfortable experience for everyone on board.

The driver-centric cockpit layout places controls within easy reach, emphasizing convenience and ease of use. The dashboard features an elegant design, and the centre console houses a prominent infotainment display, providing access to various entertainment and connectivity features.

Three trim levels are available: Premium, Sport and Luxury.

The Genesis GV70 entry-level Premium model offers a range of features, including dual LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, folding wing mirrors with heating, and chrome door handles. The interior boasts an 8.0-inch driver's display, a 14.5-inch infotainment screen, electrically adjustable seats with leatherette upholstery, automatic front air conditioning, and a suspension camera system for road prediction, complemented by cloth finishing.

The Genesis GV70 Sport variant builds upon the Premium trim, incorporating similar features while introducing unique elements such as different 19-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers, a chrome grille, and black detailing on the bumper, doors, beltline, and skid plate. Inside, the Sport model also includes the 8.0-inch driver's display, 14.5-inch infotainment screen, partial leather upholstery for the seats, ambient lighting, and rear automatic air conditioning in addition to the front.

The Genesis GV70 Luxury model elevates the interior with enhanced leather detailing, additional aluminium finishes, a heated leather steering wheel, leather seat upholstery, and rear automatic air conditioning, augmenting the features already present in the Premium specification. It also showcases 21-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, and heated front seats.

Power and Performance

In addition to the electric variant, which offers an impressive 490hp, dual motors, four-wheel drive, and a range of 280 miles, the Genesis GV70 provides two other engine options. There's a 2.2-liter diesel engine delivering 200hp and a 2.5-liter turbo petrol engine generating 304hp. Both of these engines come equipped with standard four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Genesis GV70 Interior

All three versions of the Genesis GV70 exhibit spirited performance, although the petrol and diesel variants may require a brief moment for the automatic transmission to make decisions. It's worth noting that the 2.5 petrol engine consumes a significant amount of fuel.

Despite its thirstiness, the petrol engine maintains refinement. While it can be a bit loud under full acceleration, it remains remarkably quiet during cruising, with minimal wind and tire noise.

To enhance ride quality, the GV70 incorporates an intelligent camera system that scans the road ahead, alerting the suspension to upcoming bumps or potholes in order to smooth out the ride. However, when the vehicle is in Sport mode, the suspension can become too bouncy for British backroads. It is preferable to leave it in Comfort mode, accepting the slight increase in body roll.

Although the GV70 may not match the sharp cornering abilities of models like the BMW X3 or Audi Q5, it still delivers an enjoyable driving experience and is a comfortable cruiser making it a great leasing option. 

Leasing vs Buying

The Genesis GV70 is now available for purchase with a starting on-the-road price of £40,000.00*. Alternatively, it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £510.46.

If you're considering leasing a Genesis GV70, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Genesis GV70 often presents a more financially advantageous option compared to an outright purchase. This is due to the benefits of fixed monthly payments, flexible mileage options, a low initial rental, and the ability to choose contract durations that suit your needs.

It's important to note that the "on-the-road" price incorporates various components such as a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to potential changes. To obtain the most up-to-date information, we recommend reaching out to your nearest Genesis retailer.