2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T review: A lead-off home run

Those dual-slit headlights work wonders on just about anything.


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Nobody’s truly great at something the first time they try it, but Genesis is working to buck that trend. The 2021 Genesis GV80 is the freshly spawned Korean automaker’s first SUV of its own and, just like the heavily revised G80 before it, this midsize luxury SUV is ready to make its mark in a busy segment — and fast.

Like

  • Sharp exterior
  • Properly luxurious interior
  • Top-notch infotainment graphics

Don’t Like

  • Ride could be softer
  • Just-OK fuel economy

A stunner, inside and out

The 2021 Genesis GV80 really commands attention. One driver rolled right up next to me on the road and honked the horn of their sedan until I turned my head, at which point I was met with a car full of thumbs up. The GV80’s exterior is unique; in fact, I’d consider it the prettiest ute in the segment. The headlights are like no other and the way the fastback-style roof line carries itself backwards leads to a car that looks like it’s constantly in motion.

The GV80’s interior manages to impress even more than the exterior does. This lovely design is part and parcel with

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Biden’s inauguration today: Start time, schedule, performances, how to watch

Joe Biden will be sworn in as president, and Kamala Harris as vice president, on Jan. 20.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will officially be sworn in today during ceremonies in the nation’s capital. The event, held at the US Capitol in Washington, DC,  that will be unlike any inauguration in recent memory. It comes the day after the US surpassed 400,000 deaths related to COVID-19, and follows the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump. Trump will not attend the event and released his farewell address on Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the inauguration, but reportedly will skip Trump’s farewell event.

Washington will see today an unprecedented amount of security over concerns from the FBI, local police and other government agencies regarding additional mob violence in response to Trump’s impeachment, ahead of his Senate trial. DC mayor Muriel Bowser has urged people to stay home and participate virtually. Most of downtown Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill are closed to the public. Airbnb canceled reservations

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