Earlier this month, we got our first glimpse at the future Genesis GV70 crossover through a batch of spy photos. These depicted a heavily camouflaged prototype, which was used as a foundation for new renderings by our friends and colleagues at Kolesa.ru.

These virtual drawings propose a stylish design for the premium high-riding vehicle, which appears to be inspired by the Maserati Levante, at least at a glance. That’s especially visible at the back where the sloped roofline and the fixed roof spoiler give the South Korean SUV a sporty appearance. In contrast to its Italian rival, however, the GV70 has one extra window at each side, which helps it build its own personality.

Gallery: 2021 Genesis GV70 renderings

The front end may look a bit too busy but that’s mainly due to the mesh pattern of the radiator grille. In reality, this plastic piece should be a lot easier on the eye and should give the model a more upscale look. We can’t be entirely sure about the form and shape of the bumper as the camouflaged prototype is not revealing a lot about this particular detail.

Genesis GV70 spy photo
2021 Genesis GV70 rendering

The GV70 is expected to be heavily related to the G70 sedan, which means the base engine under the hood should be a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet (353 Newton-meters) of twist. A twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 pushing out 365 hp and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm) should sit above it with a standard all-wheel drive.

If this rendering is anything to go by, the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC competitor from Korea should be a very interesting alternative to the established mid-size SUVs. It was already confirmed for a launch in time for the 2021 model year so we are probably 12 months or so away from its official debut.

Gallery: 2021 Genesis GV70 spy photos

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