The company Hyundai began road tests premium crossover, which will be released under a subbrand Genesis. Spy pictures of the test prototype of the novelty were published by the publication Motor1.
The images depict a so-called “mule” – under the modified body Hyundai Santa Fe hides aggregates of the crossover Genesis. It is assumed that the production car will receive a number of stylistic elements from the conceptual crossover Genesis GV80, shown at the motor show in New York in the spring of 2017.
It is assumed that the Genesis SUV will be offered with a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine and all-wheel drive. In addition, a modification with a hybrid power plant will be available later.
The first serial crossover Genesis will appear in 2019. The novelty will be able to compete with the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Then Hyundai will release another crossover, which will compete for buyers with the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.