Genesis on Tuesday released the first photos of a new crossover SUV to be called the GV70.
It’s expected to hit the market in 2021, likely as a 2022 model, and is the second of three SUVs the Korean luxury brand has announced. It’s a small offering that will challenge the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Genesis’ first SUV was the mid-size GV80 which will now reach showrooms later this fall after coronavirus delays quashed the originally planned summer release. The third SUV is expected to be a compact offering.
Prototypes for the GV70 have been spotted for over a year. They hint at yet another handsome design from Genesis, albeit one that’s more dynamic than the big and burly GV80. This is emphasized by the more dramatic slope of the roof toward the rear, compared to the flatter roof of the GV80.
2022 Genesis GV70 spy shots – Photo
Audi A4 Essential History
The first-generation Audi A4 was a response to an unhealthy brand reputation and an aging product lineup. The A4 represented a clean-sheet redesign of the brand’s compact premium sedan from the previous Audi 80, and while production began in 1994, the car wouldn’t arrive in the U.S. until the 1996 model year. Based on the Volkswagen B5 platform, the first-generation Audi A4 carried a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive as standard, with a 2.8-liter V-6 and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system as optional upgrades. A five-speed manual transmission was also standard, while a Tiptronic manually-shiftable automatic, based on Porsche technology, was also available. A 1999 refresh brought small cosmetic changes, along with a new 30-valve 2.8-liter V-6 and more power from the base 1.8T engine. An S4 performance model was sold in the U.S. with a twin-turbocharged version of the 30-valve 2.8-liter V-6 making