After the GV80, Genesis expanded the lineup of luxury crossovers with a smaller GV70. There is also an electric version. The GV60 is a subcompact EV. Now, the focus is on bigger SUVs. That is why everyone expects a carryover for the 2025 Genesis GV70. It is not a problem, since the vehicle is nicely rated. Owners love the equipment and comfort, especially the quiet cabin. Nevertheless, there is always room for improvement. For example, a hybrid unit would make the luxury crossover more competitive.
The main rivals are coming from Germany. BMW, Mercedes and Audi are synonyms for luxury. Although new, Genesis is progressing fast. The GV80 opened the doors of the new segment, and now the compact premium crossover is also delivering superb comfort and driving experience. Owners of the current model love the price, the look and the performance. The 2025 Genesis GV70 can still be better if engineers tune the transmission and fuel economy. Finally, there is an EV model available and AWD is standard no matter what kind of drivetrain you pick.
Engines and Specs
Under the hood of the 2025 Genesis GV70 are new powertrains. Well, these are not quite new already, and in a year or so, they will be already proven options. The entry-level mill is a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with 300 hp. Hyundai, the parent company, surprised everyone by bringing enhanced plants. But, they needed it for the luxury class. A turbo-four also produces 311 hp and makes GV70 sprint 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.
If you need more power, there is a 3.5-liter V6, also turbocharged. In this case, buyers are getting 375 hp and 390 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is the only option. The gas mileage drops from 25 mpg combined with the 2.5T model to 21 mpg. The 0-60 mph time is also down to 5.4 seconds.
2025 Genesis GV70 EV Range
The EV will be marketed as the 2025 Genesis Electrified GV70 and has two trim levels. We don’t expect big updates on the electric crossover. It means buyers can expect 430 hp and 235 miles of range. The EV is accelerating faster than internal combustion engines. The Electrified GV70 does 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The battery also makes 515 lb-ft of torque.
Genesis is packing the vehicle with some advanced technology. For example, the Boost button will make the electric motor make 485 hp for a limited time (10 seconds). The recharge time could be faster in the future. On home outlets, the battery is full after 30+ hours. Level 2 charging takes between 150 and 250 minutes. Fast charging station does it in half an hour.
Grades and Colors
More than 10 paintjobs will be available for the 2025 Genesis GV70. The new model will update the palette. Currently, there are 11 colors, some will be out, some new come in. We can talk about them late in 2024.
Four trims are available for the 2.5T configuration. Standard package already includes adaptive cruise control and rear-cross traffic warning systems. The center of the infotainment is a 14.5-inch display. The Select trim adds larger wheels, panoramic roof and ventilated front seats. If this is not enough, there are also memory settings for driver’s bucket and auto-dimming mirrors.
You need to pay around $9,000 to get the Advanced grade. It brings leather upholstery, ambient lighting, premium sound system, heated steering wheel, 360-degree camera, parking assist, and rear automatic braking. The 2025 Genesis GV70 Sport Prestige model is the only one that beats this offer with unique 21-inch rims, 3D graphic for gauge cluster, three-zone climate control, premium leather, and a few other goodies.
There are small differences between packages on the 2.5T and 3.5T versions. For example, the Sport Prestige features sound-isolating windows and HUD.
2025 Genesis GV70 Release Date and Pricing
Since the compact luxury crossover is not offering big changes for the new season, there is no reason why the company should wait with its launch. Model for the 2025 season might be available in mid-2024. The price is pretty attractive for this type of vehicle. The base MSRP starts under $45,000. The Sport Prestige is a big upgrade that will take the price over $60k. Also, upgrading to the 3.5T version means another $10,000 due.
Just for comparison, the BMW X3 costs $47,000 with a 2WD and a four-cylinder engine, while the six-pot mill is already above $60,000. Mercedes GLC is even more expensive. Some of the configurations of German luxury crossovers feature mighty engines with 500+ hp and the price of those models are pretty hefty.
The 2025 Genesis Electrified GV70 is a top of the range model. The company throws in all the advanced options they have. You need to pay $67,000 to get this configuration with electric drivetrain, autonomous drive, premium navigation, unique graphics, and zero-emission standards.