Genesis GV70 Crossover Teased As Cadillac XT5 Rival24
The new Genesis GV70 crossover has been teased ahead of its impending arrival in North America next year.
The Genesis GV70 will serve as a direct rival to the Cadillac XT5 in the crowded D-segment luxury crossover space, though details on this new entry are still slim. Hyundai says it is only releasing these teaser images and some commentary on the vehicle’s styling for now and that it looks forward to sharing “full details on GV70 with everyone in the near future.”
The crossover will feature the automaker’s unique mesh weave pattern in the grille, which it calls “G-Matrix.” This pattern is “inspired by the diffused reflection of light from precision-cut diamonds,” the company says, and is a core part of its current brand identity. It also said that fans of Genesis “can look forward to the creative application of the pattern on the GV70 in different ways,” when it debuts next year.
Like many other compact crossovers, we’re expecting the Genesis GV70 to come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine of some sort, along with either standard or available all-wheel-drive. Hybrid and/or plug-in hybrid models may be on the horizon, as well, though Genesis has not confirmed anything at this point.
“We are thrilled to share this early sneak preview of our second SUV, the Genesis GV70,” the automaker said in a statement. “It telegraphs an exciting new design and reinforces the core brand values that run through our lineup.”
The Cadillac XT5 comes standard with the GM 2.0L turbocharged LSY four-cylinder engine, GM nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. A 3.6L LGX V6 engine is available as well, which is good for 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Customers can also pay extra for all-wheel-drive. Prices for the 2021 Cadillac XT5 will start at $44,990.
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I think this is going to look great. Genesis’ rapid revamp of their lineup is what I for 15 years hoped to see from Cadillac.
How can Hyundai spend whatever it takes for Genesis but GM hasn’t been able to do so for Cadillac for the last 30-40 years.
Lets see if Hyundai out executes Cadillac on this…
Is there any doubt? Of course Hyundai will out-execute Cadillac. They’ve been doing so for years.
The only advantage Cadillac has is a century old nameplate with some fantastic cars behind it. They’ve got a glorious history and residual marketplace respect from that history. Genesis has none of that but in terms of what is offered today, Genesis is for-sure out executing Cadillac.
Cadillac has is a century old nameplate with some fantastic cars behind it. SADLY this means absolutely nothing to GM miss management. To them Cadillac is a nuesence to be mainstreamed into into commonality with everyday GM sameness.
If Genesis continues to expand at the rate they are, I do think they will be ahead of Cadillac in terms of their Luxury status. Genesis is aggressively trying to approach Tier 1. Cadillac has an opportunity to join the ranks again as a Tier 1 company. They must stay on it. As Genesis has been on a major assault as of late.
they are already ahead. compare the interior/tech.
I would agree that they are moving ahead with this round of new vehicles. To add insult to injury, they are doing it with a former GM designer leading the way.
FORD is taking on the world while Genesis is taking on Lincoln, Wow. It’s really sad that Lincoln and Cadillac didn’t take Import Auto Makers like Lexus, Infinity and Genesis -More Seriously.
I’d take this over the fugly, fwd based XT5.
This is rwd, fresh design etc..
Why is this car in camo when I can see the pictures and configure it on their website?
You cannot configure it on their website. Currently, they have the GV80; which is a midsize crossover that you can build. This is GV70, a smaller crossover for the brand.
Will this be a better driver than XT5?, most likely. A better seller?, probably not. Remember the Aviator was supposed to be Ceasar’s chariot vs XT6 and that never happened, one reason is a Highlander with flash is the bestseller in it’s class (RX350). Unless Cadillac don’t update the XT5 at all it shouldn’t be an issue but GM should keep an eye out for Genesis.
I think Cadillac can still sell these spruced-up Chevys because for some people the name still means something. It’s all Cadillac has left but it’s something and it keeps them in business for now. Eventually though, the equity from the name is depleted and all gone. A brand can either live up to their reputation or live off of it. The latter can’t last forever. Eventually even the dumbest of consumers figure it out and realize they’re not actually getting what the name represents.
I think Lincoln is trying to live up to their reputation again with the Aviator while Cadillac is living off of theirs with XT5/6. The problem for Lincoln is their brand equity is already more depleted. Nobody respects Lincoln as a brand anymore so they are trying to re-earn that esteem. Cadillac is still blowing theirs peddling Cadillacs built on the cheap to the wrong kinds of buyers. They may sell more products today but they’re not helping themselves long term while I think Lincoln definitely is
What’s “spruced up?”, nothing but Fords is passing as Lincolns (and not good at it either), most Toyotas passing as Lexus, some VWs as Bentleys. What type passenger sedan Cadillac sells that was a Chebby?.
Tell us more about these wrong kinds of buyers.
Everybody knows Cadillac’s buyer demographics are not aligned with those of the German brands. They skew older, less educated, more blue collar, and lower income.
From what I see it’s significantly better than a xt5. There are very few good products at GM these days. Just about everything they make has some glaring and unnecessary and unacceptable goofs.
No worries. If when this comes out and has more success than the Chevy XT5- oops sorry Cadillac XT5, GM miss management will go on a cost cutting crusade to make everything even out. In GM world all will be OK……
Why?, do anybody already have sales numbers already?. What tech Genesis have over Cadillac?, hyper struts?, Supercruise?..
Its rwd based , and no 3rd row , might be a winner. like a lot of us we don’t like , never liked front wheel drive or will own a fwd .
This is RWD based (as all Genesis models are), and it will not have a 3rd row. They already have the GV80 (a midsize crossover) for that.
Gv80 is a beautiful design I’d buy one Now infinity needs to get there game on , or just fall to the back , there fwd base Qx 50 and 60 fwd base cvt transmission . they have that is rwd /4wd Qx 80 (Nissan aramada/ patrol )