It's been pretty much the same since the Genesis brand was launched in late 2016.Strategy? The Genesis SUV/Crossover program has a strategy?
The GV80 likely will get the 3.5T mill, so 400+ HP.All my whining aside, guys. I'm still interested in the GV80 and would take it with the 3.3T if that's the best there was. Just like having to cut down the number of my toys because we just don't have the same number of garage bays down here in a Florida house as I had in CT, The older I get the more conservative i should be. Yeah, right .....
Putting aside the argument that all CUVs/SUVs are overpriced, the Telluride is pretty much a bargain for what it is (a proper 3-row FWD/AWD CUV).
The 3.3t will get dropped for the G80 and GV80 in favour of the 3.5T as it has similar HP power to the V8. The only models that will still have the 3.3T is the G70 and G90 until the V8 is phased out completely and then the 3.5t will be put into the G90. I saw a leak a month or so ago that had a sheet that specified all the engines the Genesis brand has and it had the engine options marked with a yellow/green dot on the 3.5T and 2.5T for the two new models.^ as of now...there is no confirmation that a 3.5T engine exists to replace the 3.3T
Personally I don’t like air suspension because after a certain time the Suspension will give way and no longer work. I know that it’s a must as other brands have this feature in their vehicles. I would like to see how high it goes as currently I believe Jeep has the highest setting for it. Not 100% sure.It's nice that Hyundai is starting to catch up in features with other luxury brands. I wonder if this means the G80 could also get air suspension. Regardless, I'd be worried about its reliability since this is its first iteration and air suspension is a known pain point for other brands already.
I was expecting the Palisade to cost up to a couple grand more than the Telluride, particularly on the high end trim with the extras you mentioned. It will be interesting to see how aggressive they are with the GV80 given how much value they are packing in other new products.Speaking of the Telluride (well, it's corporate cousin) - the Palisade starts at a price a little bit below the Telluride and is only around $700 more in top trim form (and that includes things the Kia doesn't get like a digital gauge cluster, power 3rd row, etc.).
Hyundai is being more aggressive about the pricing than I thought they would.