As expected, the Genesis division unveiled the first details – and images – of its new GV70 Electrified at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China. The new pure electric livery joins the G80 Electrified sedan in the ranks of Hyundai’s luxury brand.
The G80 and GV70 were originally developed as gasoline-powered vehicles, unlike the Genesis GV60, another of the brand’s crossovers, which was designed solely for 100% electric propulsion. The GV60, like the Kia EV6 or the Hyundai IONIQ 5, is based on the Korean giant’s electric platform, better known as E-GMP (for Electric Global Modular Platform).
The new 2022 Genesis GV70 Electrified has the same innovative silhouette as the current model, but with a few exclusive details such as the “no grill” grille and the lower part of the bumper, which is decidedly more aerodynamic. The wheels are also exclusive to this livery, as is the design of the rear bumper.
Inside, the dashboard is the same as in the GV70, but a “Boost” button at the base of the steering wheel confirms that this is indeed an electric crossover… in addition to the silence that must reign aboard this electron-powered SUV. The transmission tunnel is also said to be narrower, while the steering wheel is equipped with paddles to adjust the vehicle’s energy regeneration mode.
Equipped with two electric motors, the GV70 Electrified enjoys a total output of 482 horsepower and an optimal torque of 516 lb-ft when this boost function is activated. According to the manufacturer, the GV70 Electrified is capable of 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, slightly less than the 0-100 km/h possible with the twin-turbo V6 engine in the current GV70 3.5T.
According to the Korean range calculation cycle, the GV70 Electrified would be able to travel 400 km between recharges and could even regain up to 80% of charge capacity (from 10%) in just 18 minutes, with a 350 kW charging station. The GV70 Electrified is equipped with the 400V/800V fast charging technology already included in the group’s EVs (GV60, IONIQ 5, etc.).
As with other Hyundai EVs, the GV70 Electrified can also be used as a power source for small electrical appliances, should the need arise.
At the time of writing, Genesis has not announced whether the model is destined for the North American continent, but with the group’s desire to assemble electric vehicles in Alabama, it would be surprising if the GV70 Electric wasn’t in the mix.