Genesis is gearing up to join the array of automakers offering SUVs with coupe-like styling.
A prototype for a coupe-like version of its GV80 mid-size SUV has been spotted again, with a market launch set to follow sometime next year.
We should see the production version, which is likely to be called a GV80 Coupe, arrive as a 2025 model.
Genesis previewed the design in April with the reveal of the GV80 Coupe concept. There also appears to be influences from recent coupe concepts from Genesis, like the X Speedium concept revealed last April.
The slope in the roof toward the rear means the SUV won't offer a third row like the regular GV80, which is also the case for rival models like the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe.
Powertrains will likely be shared with the regular GV80. The SUV is currently offered with the choice of a 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 300 hp or a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 375 hp. It's possible only the V-6 will be offered in the coupe-like SUV.
Genesis GV80 Coupe concept
The SUV coupe's debut may coincide with the arrival of an updated version of the regular GV80. The regular GV80 first arrived for the 2021 model year and is thus about due for a mid-cycle refresh.
There are rumors of Genesis also launching an electric flagship SUV. The vehicle is rumored to arrive late this year or early next, possibly with the name Electrified GV90. Genesis dealers were also recently told to expect a production version of the Genesis X Convertible concept from last November.