If so, someone will probably be in big trouble.
The Genesis luxury brand is having a stellar year in 2019. In addition to ranking at the top of JD Power's Initial Quality Study, Genesis has seen its sales rise each month thanks to the success of the new G70 sedan. Genesis should be happy with the growth but the older G80 and G90 sedans have both seen a sales slowdown and the brand is clearly suffering from not having an SUV or crossover in the lineup.
The company's first SUV, the GV80, has been spied testing and it will likely become the automaker's best-selling model when it finally arrives on the market. Genesis has not confirmed when the production GV80 will debut but a recent Instagram post by a New Jersey-based dealership may have ruined the reveal.
Genesis Of Freehold posted a few photos showing what it says is the production GV80. The caption on the post reads, "Some new spy photos of the #gv80 #genesis." These are clearly not conventional spy photos of the real GV80, but rather some kind of rendering, possibly from promotional materials. There is a possibility these could be fake but the images do seem like they could be a production-spec GV80.
If this is the final design, Genesis did not stray far from the GV80 Concept revealed back in 2017. The split headlight and taillight design from the concept have been made slightly more production-ready but overall, Genesis has managed to keep the stunning looks in the transition to production.
The GV80 is expected to make its production debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, where we will see if these leaked images are legitimate. Engine options are currently unknown and could include any of the company's current motors including a 3.8-liter V8, 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, or even a 5.0-liter V8. Drive is expected to be biased towards the rear wheels with all-wheel-drive as an obvious add-on.