Hyundai-owned Genesis goes off-roading — in Europe, a minimum of. The carmaker’s European division teamed up with a German off-road specialist named Delta 4×4 to develop a extra rugged model of the GV70 that positive aspects a elevate equipment and a roof rack with quite a few equipment.
Introduced on the Essen motor present, the GV70 Undertaking Overland stays an idea; plans to place it in manufacturing have not been introduced but. Delta 4×4 began the undertaking by lifting the crossover’s suspension system and widening its observe. It then added 18-inch Traditional B-Rugged wheels wrapped by Continental ATR tires, and it tacked black plastic flares onto the wheel arches to compensate for the additional width.
Up prime, there is a custom-designed roof rack to retailer tools similar to storage packing containers and restoration boards. Additional lighting provides a final touch to the construct: The entrance bumper will get 4 particular person LED pods, whereas the roof receives a large, dual-row LED mild bar from PIAA.
Inside photographs have not been launched, however we’re guessing the Undertaking Overland is customary GV70 fare within the cabin. We hope Delta 4×4 added rubber flooring mats; we would not wish to step into an opulent inside that we praised as “a real delight” with a pair of muddy mountaineering boots.
Genesis did not make any main mechanical modifications to the GV70. Throughout the pond, the crossover’s base engine is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder rated at 201 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. It spins the 4 wheels through an eight-speed automated transmission. The opposite engine provided is a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 304 horses and 311 pound-feet of twist. All-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automated transmission come customary as properly. The 375-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 provided on our shores is not out there in Europe.
As for what’s subsequent, your guess is pretty much as good as ours. Genesis claims it has entered right into a partnership with Delta 4×4 so this will not be the final off-road-focused construct we’ll see from the model. Off-roaders stay sought-after, so we would not be shocked to see one in showrooms.