New Genesis Electrified GV70 electric SUV revealed
The midsize Genesis GV70 SUV will have up to 483bhp and be capable of 300 miles on a charge
- Over 300 miles of range
- Electric motor generates 483bhp in ‘Boost mode’
- Expected to be on sale next year
Genesis has launched the Genesis Electrified GV70 SUV, an electric SUV that forms part of the brand’s vision to have all of its range with electric powertrains by 2025. This is the third electric model in the Genesis lineup and one that has more aerodynamic bodywork and some model-specific styling tweaks.
The Electrified GV70 will enter a competitive market when it goes on sale next year, going up against the likes of Mercedes’ soon-to-arrive electric GLE and the BMW iX. It’s set to cost around £60,000.
New Genesis Electrified GV70: styling
To make the Electried GV70 as efficient as possible, Genesis had to make several changes to the standard model to improve the car’s aerodynamics. At the nose, the grille has been blanked out to improve airflow. This area also houses the Electrified GV70’s charging port.
The lower bumper has been smoothed and air vents at the sides guide airflow down the flanks of the car to boost aerodynamic efficiency. Naturally, exhaust pipes are now absent from the rear of the car.
To further distinguish this new electric model, the Electrified GV70 will come with a range of new paint colours such as an ‘Atacama Copper’ matte finish. There will also be a set of aerodynamic 20-inch alloy wheels.
Interior, technology and comfort
Genesis has utilised a mixture of eco-friendly and sustainable materials around the interior of the Electrified GV70. Rear-seat passengers will also notice more space for their feet thanks to the removal of the transmission tunnel that runs down the middle of the standard car.
The Electrified GV70 will come equipped with all of the latest technology, like its conventionally powered sibling. The car also gets a new Preview Electronic Control Suspension that uses a camera mounted to the front of the car to scan the road ahead and prepare the suspension for any large bumps that may disturb passengers.
To minimise the more noticeable road noise typically found in electric cars because of the lack of sound from a traditional engine, Genesis has engineered noise-cancelling technology into the cabin. This should improve refinement and make the car more comfortable on long journeys.
Powertrain, range figures and charging
Genesis claims the Electrified GV70 can do more than 300 miles on a charge. Although Genesis has not yet revealed the size of the new car’s battery, the brand has revealed that its electric motor can produce up to 483bhp for short periods in a boost mode. Thanks to super-fast 350kW charging capability, the Electrified GV70 is able to charge from 10%-80% in just 18 minutes.
All models of the Electrified GV70 will have all-wheel drive, helping the car to sprint from 0-62mph in an impressive 4.8 seconds. Having all four wheels driven also allows this new car to make use of Genesis’ new e-Terrain driving mode, which aids stability when driving off-road.
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