The new Genesis Electrified GV70 luxury SUV is unveiled at a car show in Guangzhou, China, but is also expected to be sold in Europe.
Genesis, the luxury division of the Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia, is gradually expanding its range of electric cars. The newest representative of the range of electric models is the Electrified GV70, a medium-sized SUV.
“Our global vision to create a sustainable future through electrification is a natural extension of our original commitment to Genesis in 2015: a commitment to make a positive impact on our customers’ lives,” said Jay Chang, global head of Genesis.
As the name implies, the electrical novelty is based on the model GV70, a 4,715 mm long SUV that has been in production since last year. So far, it has offered exclusively internal combustion engines, a 2.2 CRDi turbodiesel (154 kW), a 2.5 T-GDi four-cylinder petrol engine (224 kW) and a 3.5 T-GDi top-cylinder six-cylinder (279 kW).
Genesis Electrified GV70 will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive, with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle, with 160 kW and 350 Nm of torque. In Boost mode, this duo will provide a combined power of up to 360 kW and 700 Nm of torque. The SUV can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.
The manufacturer did not disclose the battery capacity, but the range is to exceed 500 km. However, we are talking about a number according to the Chinese methodology of consumption calculation, according to the Korean one, the range on a single charge is 400 km. The range according to the “European” WLTP methodology has not yet been announced.
In any case, the Electrified GV70 uses state-of-the-art electrical technology. There is also super-fast DC charging of up to 350 kW, which should allow you to charge batteries from 10 to 80% of their capacity in just 18 minutes. There is also a V2L function that allows you to charge external devices with energy from the vehicle’s batteries.
The design differs from conventional versions mainly in terms of the front parts. The modified mask was designed for the best possible aerodynamics of the car, which should help the range. At the rear, the tailpipes are logically missing, while the central tunnel in the cabin has been lowered to provide more space for the rear seat passengers.
The all-wheel drive system can then use an electric motor on only one axle to reduce energy consumption. Optimal energy utilization is also ensured by “smart” regenerative braking, which adjusts the level of brake energy recovery according to driving style, current driving conditions or navigation data. The recuperation can be so strong that the car can be operated with one pedal. At the same time, there is a special e-Terrain mode for off-road driving.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 is the third electric car of this Korean luxury brand introduced this year. The first was in the spring upper middle class model Electrified G80 derived from the conventional G80, followed in the summer crossover GV60, available exclusively as an electric car.