Genesis unveils all-electric GV70 SUV model

Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has unveiled an all-electric version of its GV70 SUV model. The Electrified GV70 is Genesis’ third BEV model, following the Electrified G80 and GV60, and will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive.

With the Electrified GV70 Genesis’ announced electric car trio for Europe should be complete. Shortly after the launch of the Electrified G80 electric sedan, the South Korean carmaker announced that two more electric models would follow, one of which would be built on a platform exclusively for EVs. This model is the e-GMP electric car GV60, and the third model, again on a mixed platform, will now be the GV70.

This combines two electric motors, each with 160 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque on the front and rear axles. Genesis puts the system output at 360 kW in boost mode, the combined torque at 700 Nm.

Like the E-GMP models, the GV70 features the Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) – a clutch that mechanically disconnects the motors depending on the driving situation. With the DAS, the GV70 can switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive. It also has an SUV-specific ‘e-terrain’ mode, which should make driving on changing surfaces easier.

There are no details yet on the battery capacity of the Electrified GV70. The range in the CLTC (China Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle) is said to be 500 kilometres, while the Korean certification system for electric cars puts it at around 400 kilometres. Thanks to the 400/800 V multi-fast charging system, up to 350 kW charging power should be possible. The GV70 also has the familiar V2L function, which means it can operate external power consumers with up to 3.6 kW.

The power specifications thus differ from those of the Electrified G80, which is also based on a mixed platform. The latter has two electric motors with 136 kW each, the battery – also with 800 volts – has an energy content of 87.2 kWh.

As reported, the Electrified GV70 is to be produced in the USA from the beginning of 2022 as the group’s first electric model. The Hyundai subsidiary does not specify when and at what price the Electrified GV70 will be launched on the market.


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