The Sleuth’s sources report that, at long last, the first of three new tall-wagon models will start arriving in early 2020. The five-passenger GV80 is set to compete with The BMX X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, among others. It will also appear similar to the GV80 concept vehicle. The intelligence gathered on the upcoming Genesis indicates that it will be built off the G80 rear-wheel-drive sedan platform, although all-wheel-drive will most certainly be available, if not standard equipment. As for powertrains, a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 with 365 horsepower will most likely get the nod, but a hybrid system will likely be optional.
The GV80 concept, pictured, forms the inspiration for the first Genesis utility vehicle. The Sleuth hears it’s the first of three.