Comparison - Genesis GV80 premium 2020 - vs - Kia Soul EV 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
70,950
Updated: 
12 Jul 2020
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Neptune Blue with Black Roof
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Clear White with Red Roof
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Quartz Black with Red Roof
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Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s
Top Speed: 
104mph

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Now that Genesis, Hyundai's luxury brand, has established itself with the G80 and G90 sedans, it's looking to expand its lineup with SUVs. The GV80 Concept gives a peek at what one of those SUVs might look like and what may power it when a production version is ready two years from now.

Beyond showing the intention of building an SUV, the concept's focus falls on its design, which Genesis calls "athletic elegance." Whatever the name, the GV80's proportions compare well to the German, British and Swedish competition the production version will face. We doubt much of the general shape will change, but expect concept details such as the tiny side-view mirrors, perforated trim pieces and 23-inch diameter wheels to be replaced — though we aren't too sad about losing the super-dubs. We do hope the bisected head- and taillights remain because they help give the GV80 a unique identity.

he design language continues into an unapologetically four-seat interior, with a large transmission tunnel-like bulge separating driver and passenger side seats. Although we couldn't get inside, the quilted leather adoring the seats and door panels looked appropriately luxurious, as did the curved, 22-inch-wide OLED display dominating the dash. The screen is divided into separate zones for the driver and passenger and operated by a multifunction controller that supports handwriting recognition. Ahead are four metal strip inlays that act as a design element and capacitive switches for commonly used functions.

The design fits the bill, but what powers it? Genesis says the GV80 Concept has a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, and that's the first we've heard of this combination. In application, it could use electricity stored in the battery for primary propulsion and rely on hydrogen as a range extender, converting the gas into electricity to provide power once the battery is low or drained. Technical details were nonexistent, and Genesis representatives say the company is continuing to evaluate the feasibility of this powertrain and others.

By: 
edmunds.com

Genesis further defines “Athletic Elegance” design language in innovative and high-tech SUV concept
Advanced plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain delivers truly refined performance
‘GV80 Concept’ explores a progressive approach to personal experience

The GV80 Concept is the brand’s first interpretation of a versatile luxury SUV, which strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility. On the exterior, this is seen in the concept’s confident posture and athletic prowess, while the spacious interior indulges passengers and immerses them in technology that connects them to the vehicle. Recognizing the brand’s global impact, the GV80 Concept utilizes the latest plug-in hydrogen fuel cell electric technology to combine eco-performance and capability, all skillfully designed to fulfill the needs and explore the escapes of the urban adventurer. Genesis will continue to study the benefits of similar alternative propulsion systems and eco-friendly technologies for future product applications.

“The GV80 Concept is a SUV that alludes to the confidence and evolution of the Genesis brand – its design is timeless, with an understated yet dynamic overall surface complexity,” said Head of Genesis Design, Luc Donckerwolke. “These are all characteristics that embody Genesis products and delicately reflect distinctive elements, which you’ll continue to see in future models from our brand.”

“There is a unique energy and diverse global culture to New York that is fitting for Genesis, and we are excited to unveil the GV80 Concept here,” said Head of Genesis Brand, Manfred Fitzgerald. “This concept is an important milestone for the brand to share our vision of the future, introducing a further expansion of our product portfolio.”

Exterior Design & Inspiration
The GV80 Concept presents a modern and refined interpretation of a capable sport utility vehicle, building on the strength of architecture and the beauty of natural elements. The design team thoughtfully expressed these ideas throughout the exterior and interior of the vehicle in utilizing exceptional materials and purposeful forms to create a feeling of desire. The concept’s overall shape is distinguished by its proportions, finely balanced with dominant surfaces, exhibiting sophistication and functionality that conveys the SUV’s infinite versatility to the driver.

By: 
multivu.com

The GV80 is an incredibly important model for Genesis, and its very first luxury SUV packs all the right stuff necessary for the brand's ascension as a luxury marque.If first impressions of the 2020 Genesis GV80 are anything to go by, the fledgling South Korean luxury marque has knocked this oh-so important foray into SUV out of the stadium.

Pros
Bold, distinctive character
Gushing with tech and features
Fantastic inline-six turbo-diesel powertrain
A big step forward for the fledgling marque

Cons
Polarising design
No segment leader for space
Diesel seems a bit thirsty

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Kia Soul EV is a small electric SUV with a roomy cabin and a good amount of standard equipment but other small electric cars can travel further on a single charge.

Pros
Cheap to run
Funky styling
Well-equipped

Cons
Expensive to buy
Limited electric range
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2021 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.

Pros
Bigger battery pack
Promise of 200-mile-plus range
Savvy new style
Wide-screen infotainment and displays

Cons
Where will you be able to buy one?
Charge specs TBD

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2020 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award and the winner of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
Torque: 
391ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
Horsepower: 
374hp
at 5 800rpm
203hp
at 8 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
no
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
no
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.70in
165.20in
Width: 
77.80in
70.90in
Height: 
67.50in
63.00in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
116.30in
102.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4938.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
Front & Rear Door Storage
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Heated Front Seats
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
21-speakers
14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display
10.25” color touch screen display
8” Head-Up Display (HUD)
7” TFT cluster display
UVO link connectivity system for remote services
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
Wireless Smartphone Charger
10-speaker

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Designer Collection with new two-tone colorways
Aerodynamic enhancements such as a full flat underbody tray, Active Air Flap, and aero wheel design
New LED headlights and fog lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22-inch
17"
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
blind-spot collision-avoidance assist
automatic high beam assist
reverse parking collision-avoidance assist
forward collision-avoidance assist
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
Locking Wheel Nuts