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.
This New Steering Wheel Knows When You’re Touching It
It’s no secret that the car world is embracing new technology on a daily basis. It seems as though every new car comes with a nifty little feature that the one before was missing, and while some of these features don’t get as much use as they possibly could, there are others that change the way that we drive. This is certainly the case for the new Mercedes E-Class steering wheel.
Over the years, car software has improved dramatically. New tech has allowed drivers to feel safe in their cars, thanks to parking sensors, in-built GPS systems, speed controllers, and even sensors that tell you when you’re driving too close to the lines. Yes, these driver assistance systems are great, but sometimes they can get pretty annoying. This is especially true when it comes to steering wheel additions.
Keeping Your Hands On The Wheel
There are many cars out there that have tech built into the steering wheel, to ensure that you are driving safely at all times. While this is a great addition to have, it does cause people a nuisance every now and then. For example, if you are driving along a straight stretch of road for a while, this assistance system will kick in and ask you to wiggle the steering wheel to ensure that you are still driving. Thankfully, the new Mercedes E-Class has changed this feature.
Knowing Your Moves
In fact, the new feature on the upgraded E-Class means that you don’t have to do any strange wiggles at all. That’s because this wheel comes complete with two-zone sensors that are able to detect whether you are holding it or not based on your touch, rather than your movement. As long as your hands are on the wheel – as they should be – you should have no problems at all.
This new feature is definitely something we hope we’ll be seeing more of.