With time, trends, and technology change, we always find something better on the market. The thirst to thrive and do better than not only competitors but yourself too is what keeps the business going and growing. And it seems General Motors (GM) understands this, too, given that they are ready to replace the Chevy Malibu soon.
The Future of Malibu
There was a time when Chevrolet had a long sedan lineup, but now it consists solely of the Malibu. The mid-size car, which has been in production since 2016 and only had a minor update in 2019, is without a doubt becoming old. Although many consumers have shifted their preferences toward SUVs in recent years, Malibu still accounts for a significant portion of Chevy’s sales. But things will be changing for Chevy soon. According to a GM Authority report, Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, disclosed that Chevy is developing a low-roo” EV that will have similar proportions to sedans during a recent investor day presentation in China. He was ecstatic announcing this news and described the design of this new future electric car as quite spectacular and stated that it will compete in the same midsize sector as the current Malibu.
With time Chevy will enter the United States market with their new EV, but it has already been confirmed for the Chinese market, where the demand for sedans is still going strong. During the event, Reuss did not shy away from giving the impression that the company is open to U.S. availability. The FNR-XE is an EV that is built on Ultium battery technology, and its design might provide a sneak peek at the electric vehicle that Reuss alludes to. At the end of 2024, the prospective all-electric Malibu replacement will make its premiere in China. On electric crossovers, Honda and GM already work together; the Chevy Blazer EV and Honda Prologue share a platform.
With its luxurious cabin, beautiful design, insulating road manners, and strong turbocharged engines, The new 2021 Genesis GV80 looks and feels like an SUV that could cost nearly double its base starting price of $49,925. With the gap between sticker price and perceived price lies the value, which is one of the main reasons that GV80 is considered one of the best luxury cars to buy in 2021.
The New Genesis GV80’s Gorgeous Exterior
The delight starts when you first spot this stately mid-size SUV. The chrome shield grille works perfectly on the tall nose and is complemented by a beautiful chrome trim on the window surrounds, lighting elements, lower rear bumpers, wheels, and grills in the front fenders. The long hood adds a bit of a sporty touch, as do the smartly tapered side window lines and wide dual exhaust outlets.
The look of the new model is even better inside where available open-pore wood, knurled metal dials, and diamond-pleated leather create the feel of a relaxing lounge. A wide 14.5-inch touchscreen, complemented with a digital instrument cluster can surely add a techie favor as well.
Genesis offers the GV80 in three trims, with all-wheel or rear-wheel drive and a choice of two turbocharged engines. The standard version of GV80 comes well equipped with a 300-horsepower engine and amenities like synthetic leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated power front seats, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The new model costs about $60,000 with the twin-turbo V-6 and all-wheel-drive, and it tops out at around $70,000 in a class with competitors that can easily reach six figures.
The Genesis GV80 comes standard with active lane control, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors with rear emergency braking, driver-attention monitor, and parking sensors. Buyers can also get a surround-view camera system, automatic parking, and a blind-spot camera system. It’s the first SUV from Genesis and because of its great features. Combined with luxury, value, and performance, it can easily be named the best luxury car to buy in 2021.