If SUVs are not your thing, then you will probably not like the SUV coupe. Such a model takes everything that makes a long-legged car somewhat justifiable — such as a lot of interior space and acceptable off-road characteristics — and shamelessly throws it overboard in exchange for the Beelzebub of usability: a sloping roofline. However, now Genesis comes up with its first attempt at this young segment, and we have to admit that it does make us question our convictions for a while.
SUV-coupé met ducktail-spoiler
The Korean premium brand unpacks the GV80 Coupé Concept, and that study model does exactly what it promises. For example, Genesis essentially departed from the design of their largest SUV, the GV80, and gave the colossus a lower, sloping silhouette with a real ducktail spoiler on the back. However, that is not the only thing that the designers have changed, because the rear lights consist of not one but two continuous LED bars and the front of the GV80 has also been tightened a bit more. The result is a car that would make many a Bentley blush, while the technology was of course still being developed by the ever-modest Hyundai.
Genesis has not yet said a word about that technology, but they do seem to have production plans for a GV80 Coupé. However, we Belgians are cool with that, because for the time being we still have to calculate the price of a Zollkennzeichen when purchasing a Genesis in order to be able to import the thing from Germany. In addition to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, that is the only European market where the brand is present, and let those be just two countries from which you absolutely do not want to import a car. For the time being, the brand has not yet expressed any intentions to enter the Belgian market, but as far as we are concerned, this GV80 Coupé would not be a bad competitor for the BMW X6s and Mercedes GLE Coupés of this world.