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NEW Genesis GV70 vs G70 2021 UK review: a luxury SUV and saloon you can actually afford

The new GV70 SUV (and G70 saloon) have already made their North American debuts, but now we’re getting our first look in the UK. Can it live up the likes of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5? At a glance, they certainly look the part. A significant amount of the company’s appeal is that, from a distance, the cars look far more expensive than they actually are. And that’s rather refreshing, as the waves of premium cars to come from German look great but can be a little dull. However, the Germans major on refinement, an area that Genesis and its parent company Hyundai are make strides with but admittedly aren’t quite on a par with their rivals. Today we’re looking at the GV70 SUV and G70 saloons to see whether the company’s more affordable models can shake things up a bit.

YesAuto Score:

78/ 100

This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car.

YesAuto’s exhaustive evaluation criteria considers every aspect of a car in terms of how it stacks up against rival models in the same class only. Below are the areas every car is judged and scored out of 10 on, each contributing to an overall score out of 100:

  • Interior quality and design
  • Interior tech
  • Interior space
  • Boot space
  • Engine performance
  • Engine economy
  • Ride and comfort
  • Handling
  • Driving and safety tech
  • Fit for purpose

Electric cars are scored out of 10 in the following areas instead of performance and economy:

  • Battery and motor
  • Range and charging