Off-road capable rides with an adventure-ready flavor are a rarity for the luxury Korean marque.
Hyundai Motor Group's luxury arm Genesis has entered a partnership with off-road specialist Delta4x4, giving birth to the Genesis GV70 Project Overland - a luxurious crossover SUV with the potential to go anywhere with style. It looks ready to party in the boonies, a fitting gift to Delta4x4, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The additions on this particular GV70 are all about the adventure lifestyle. Its ground clearance, for instance, is bumped up to 50 millimeters, providing a more rugged-looking stance. More ground clearance also means taking on challenging terrains, just like the off-road-ready Volkswagen Golf by the same off-roading specialists.
Further improving its grip on mud, rock, and sand are 18-inch Classic B-Rugged wheels wrapped in knobby all-terrain Continental tires. Forward illumination is likewise improved thanks to roof-integrated PIAA lights and grille-mounted lamps, similar to the ones found on vehicles that ran the recent Score Baja 1000.
Being an overland build, expanding its cargo capabilities is crucial. This is why the GV70 also received a specially designed roof rack.
Other than those bits, no modifications made to its powertrain were mentioned. But for your reference, the stock GV70 gets either a 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, a 3.5-liter V6 engine, or a fully electric powertrain. All versions are all-wheel-drive.
In its most potent V6 form, the GV70 can generate up to 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. It's not the most powerful in its class because the 416-horsepower Mercedes-Benz GLC 43 exists, but that's enough oomph to get rowdy in the desert.
Unfortunately, this aggressive-looking GV70 concept isn't likely to see production soon. After all, time is running out for the current version of the GV70, as Genesis is already working on a refreshed model. But if you want to see it in the metal, it will be displayed at the Essen Motor Show in Germany from December 1-10, 2023.