In the world of autos there's essentially the seven wonders.

One of them is "Why did it take BMW SO long to produce an X7 sport-utility vehicle?" Another is "What the hell is Hyundai's Genesis doing building only sedans? Where's the SUV?"

Considering Genesis hasn't exactly been lighting the sales charts on fire since the first-generation Genesis sedan disrupted things, we've been scratching our heads because SUVs are all the rage. Where is its SUV option?

At the 2017 New York Auto Show (NYIAS) the company showed off the GV80 concept. People went nuts over it with its Bentley-inspired front grille.

Finally, we're starting to see spy shots of the GV80 in production form. Equipped with heavy cladding, it's clearly in its early stages of development. It's going to be a bit of time before this puppy hits the streets, folks. At this rate Genesis may not even be in business by the time it's ready to ship.

Although there's interior shots, it's hard to decipher exactly what's going on. It appears there's an iDrive-like, touch-sensitive area on the center console but it's as clear as mud.

One thing that's interesting to note is that a BMW 7-Series is trailing the Genesis SUV. It could be a coincidence or it could be that Hyundai is benchmarking the 7-Series' ride quality for the GV80.

We'll keep our noses to the ground, Spies!

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The 2017 New York Auto Show photo galleries are sponsored by Lexus.

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SPIED! Hyundai's Luxury Division, Genesis, FINALLY Makes Progress With Its SUV, The GV80

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